It's a common ritual among running buddies — they run, then they drink. Just ask the Fishtown Beer Runners who end all of their weekly runs with a pint. But did you know there's a science behind those post-run brews?
In a 2007 study conducted by the School of Medicine at University of Granada, Spain, Professor Manuel J. Castillo found that beer in moderate amounts is as effective as water for rehydration and recovery after exercise. (I can sense your excitement…)
So with science on your side, if you're thirsty for an ice-cold brew after you cross the finish line on Sunday, here are a few bars no more than a mile and a half from the finish line. Hey, after 10, what's another mile in the name of good beer?
McFadden's at the Ballpark
Where: 1 Citizens Bank Way
Opens: 11 a.m.
Bonus: The folks at ODDyssey Half Marathon are teaming up with McFadden's to offer free beer to Broad Street runners after the race! All you have to do is stop by the ODDyssey booth at the Broad Street Expo and grab a voucher for a free post-race drink.
Where: 1100 Pattison Avenue
Opens: 9 a.m.
Chickie's and Pete's
Where: 1526 Packer Avenue
Opens: 11 a.m.
Special: $2 Bud and Bud Light drafts
Post-race tailgate party with Philadelphia Runner
Where: Boathouse in FDR Park, 1800 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia Runner is teaming up with Shake Shack and Philadelphia Brewing Company to offer you free burgers and beers, plus music and games after the race. Stop by Philadelphia Runner or Shake Shack before Sunday to pick up a free ticket!