Infamous Inaugural Pub Series Locale Shuttered – Bye-bye Khoury’s

The Somerville Road Runner sponsored Khoury’s Summer Steamer 4.13-miler ran for a magnificant 17 years out of Khoury’s State Spa on Broadway St. in Gritty East Somerville. The Big Man Run also was hosted by Khoury’s, as well as the club’s Thursday night runs and various other events throughout the year.

One of the original six from the inaugural NER Pub Series back in 1998, the malt & hops caravan alighted at Khoury’s in 2003 and again last year. While some may have been overserved, no one was shot, stabbed or had the boots put to them on NER’s watch.

There was always that possibility, however, as the link below will attest and the 2008 NER write-up will allude….(of course this is all tongue-in-cheek, at least on our part as we always found Khoury’s a friendly venue during SRR events.)

To read dreary details of the grand lady’s demise click here

From the 2008 Pub Series Manifesto & Line-up

July 13 – 17th Annual Khoury’s State Spa 4.13M, Somerville, MA, Sunday, 10:00 am

One of the Original Six from the inaugural 1998 NER Pub Series, the
malt & hops tour last visited exotic Khoury’s State Spa in the
summer of 2003, before (we think) there was a fire and the interior was
remodeled. So maybe it’s not the same decor as when the Winter St. Hill
would gargle a whiskey as they reloaded but it’s the same
location, which means female moxie and male machismo will be needed in
the first mile as Broadway climbs to the top of Winter St. Hill under a
blazing sun. After that, Piece ‘O Cake’.

There are singular awards for Clydesdale/Filly’s, Wheelchair and 85+
with prizes going three deep in regular age-groups up through 70+. A
kid’s race precedes the main event. Will the IT Band play? we’re not
sure. If you like it hoppy, Harpoon is one of the race sponsors. Don’t
order a pomegranite martini here unless you want it upside the head.

The magnificent men and women of the Somerville Road Runners host the
event and Khoury’s has a storied running/racing/party past (&
future). Robin Shor, Jim Sullivan and Jim Sweeney wear the tri-cornered
RD’s cap.  Visit the website at: Somerville Road Runners
To read dreary details of the grand lady’s demise click here

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