The Needham New Year's Day 5K is now Closed.
We had a wonderful race with an estimated 460 runners.
Everyone had a great time and the weather was perfect.
Some proceeds from the race went to the Needham Community Council and the YMCA. The YMCA is given a donation because they host our race on January 1st.
About our club...
We are a club that is made up of runners, cyclists and triathletes. We formed this group for many reasons but the main reason is to have someone else to train with for all the different races we enjoy. We are open to the public, so anyone can join. We are also a casual group that enjoys the many benefits of running and/or biking together. We have a few different levels of athletes in our group. We welcome all levels, from the casual runner to the Ironman.
Date and times for our running groups:
Mondays: 6am, 5ish miles, Pace high 8s/ low 9s.
Thursdays: 6am, 5ish miles, Pace high 8s/ low 9s.
Saturdays: 6:30am, various lengths 4-8+, paces vary depending on who shows up.
Sundays: 7am, 10+ miles, pace ~7:45.
6:30am at the YMCA pool building on Great Plain Ave.
Please email NeedhamRunningClub1@gmail.com for more information.
Please email us if you want to get on the distribution list, so you can be notified when and which route we will be running on Saturdays. We also run during the week but you need to be on the distribution list for that.
Email us at: NeedhamRunningClub1@gmail.com
The annual NRC Scholarship was awarded to:
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to any Needham High School senior* whose essay was selected by the NRC scholarship committee. Applicants were asked to write an essay about why they run.
Kyler McNatt - 2022
Michelle Mittaz - 2021
Lauren Konieczynski - 2020
Abby Healy. - 2019
Abby Healy and her father Liam.
Alison Partridge. - 2018
Bill Gallagher, President of the NRC, awarded the checks to the winners.
* students included any NHS student (whether they live in Needham or not) and any Needham resident who is a high school senior.
Couch to 5K Program
We have an online Couch to 5K Program which you can use to jump start yourself, your company, school, friends or relatives in running a 5K road race. Anyone can use this free program and follow the suggested training plan. If you have any questions, please me Bill Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Needham also has a great adult ultimate frisbee summer league. More information click here.
John Terry and Russ Tedrake at 2014 Halloween 5K. John was second overall.
Rich, Rick, Kelley and Tamara who all finished the Lake Placid Ironman Race.
First Ironman for all except Rich, which was his second.
Some of the 21 Club members who completed the 2012 BAA Half.
Some of our club members at the BAA 5K in April, 2014.
Mr. Kogo, who was the second place winner (2:10:27) at the Boston Marathon 2013 and the children of a NRC member- Vid Desibhatla.
Running Routes around Needham:
Our Wellesley College Route http://www.logyourrun.com/index.php?option=com_routes&task=loadroute&Itemid=46&code=EBobl5cIFcT2ba
This is our regular 4 mile loop around Needham. 3.90 miles. www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=429396
This is the famous Strawberry Hill route 8.24 miles. www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=429399
This is around Needham with some good hill work. 9.16 miles http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=343010
The Needham Ramble, flat loop 8.76 miles, main roads so the snow will be off. http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=88295
Wellesley College/Grove St route. http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=451942
Johnnie Kelley Statue run 5.23 from start to statue. www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=482996
This is the route to the Brookline Route 9 reservoir http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=68512
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