Concept: Inspired by the Fishtown Beer Runners® of Philadelphia, the Charleston Beer Runners (CBR) seek to bring responsible running and drinking (in the interest of Science) to the Lowcountry! We meet once a week for a 3-5 mi run that will end at a local bar and enjoy a drink, or two! We always conclude our runs with a spirited toast to DNA (David N. April) & the Spanish Professor (Professor Manuel J. Castillo-Garzon), the men who inspired this beer running movement and have taken the world by storm! The Charleston Beer Runners is an official chapter of the larger Beer Runners organization founded by David N. April (DJ DNA) and Eric Fiedler. Mission: The primary mission is to test the results of the scientific research study conducted by Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, at the University of Granada. The study said that beer and water have similar rehydration effects (under the conditions of his study) which compared a moderate amount of beer (660 ML) to the same amount of water. Goals: - to encourage people to exercise by running (or walking) - to provide friendly camaraderie and support, and welcome new runners - to create opportunities for new and experienced runners to engage - to promote the responsible enjoyment of QUALITY beer - to support local tavern owners and breweries - to explore the city in which we live in - to show runners safe running paths in our city - to support our community through charities, fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness A Note to New Runners: Please come out! We are a social running group, that means there is no pressure to perform. So come run with us...just get to the bar, no questions asked! Responsible Consumption: The Charleston Beer Runners promote responsible beer consumption. Responsible consumption means consuming QUALITY beer and drinking within one’s limits. Please note, drinking beer while running will not be permitted. We also ask that you refrain from endangering your body by drinking any of the major macro beers. Membership: There is no formal membership, no fees or dues. Charleston Beer Runners is open to anyone over 21. New and seasoned runners are welcomed. Elite runners should remember this is primarily a social outing and should plan to do greater distances before meeting. The club is also open to walkers and yes, even non-drinkers.