This race is part of the 2017
Needham Bank 5K Grand Prix.
for more information, please click here

Our Annual New Year's Day 5K is over.

Race Results can be found here

Race information below:
Start your year off on the right foot with the Needham Running Club's 9th Annual New Year's Day 5K run.
This run will benefit the YMCA, New Year's Needham and the CF Research/Support.
Food, water and raffle prizes at race end.
New this year: We will be giving the first 500 entrants a performance long-sleeve tech shirt.
Gift certificates will be awarded to the top three male and female runners, and several other winner categories and free raffle prizes. This race is USATF certified and will be timed.


Date: January 1, 2017

Time: Race starts promptly at 11:00am.
Location: Needham YMCA Pool Building at 863 Great Plain Ave, Needham

Online Registration - at
Mail In Registration - Download "Mail In Registration Form" here.
Same Day Registration - registration opens at 9am.
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 on race day. prices have not changed in 8 yrs.
Send registration forms (see "Mail In Registration Form" above) to:
John Pizzuto
291 Nehoiden Street
Needham, Ma 02492 (postmark before Dec 25)
(make check payable to Needham Running Club)
Gifts and Awards: Thermos prizes for the top three fastest Needhamites runners (male and female). Awards for the oldest male and female runner and the youngest male and female runner.

Timing: Provided by the
Race Route: New Year's Day 5K route  

Contact email: for any further questions or if you would like to donate a prize to the great list of raffle prizes.

If you would like a flyer to post at your office, grocery store or gym,
please download it here.

2017 shirt



  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.

On Saturdays, you can join us for 4, 6, or 8 miles or up to 20 miles of running. You can drop off whenever you want. We understand people have to go to work, do kids drop off, pick up, or any million of other things. 

Please join us for track work-outs in Needham on Thursday nights. They are every other Thursday nights starting at 8pm. Our next track workout is June 22nd at DeFazio track. This is a free event.
Please email for more information.

We meet Saturdays at 6:30am and 7:30am at the corner of Hawthorn Ave. and Nichols Rd. in Needham. 
GPS 42.283857,-71.220708

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.


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 (
Training program

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.
John and Russ at 2014 Halloween Race

Rich, Rick, Kelley and Tamara who all finished the Lake Placid Ironman Race. First Ironman for all except Rich, which was his second.


Roger after completing 55 miles in the Wakefield Ultra Around the Lake race.

Some of the 21 club members doing the 2012 BAA Half.

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


Dr. Tim Morgan - A therapeutic and training clinic

Cisco Cycles in Framingham - great store

Running Routes around Needham:

Our Wellesley College Route  
This is our regular 4 mile loop around Needham. 3.90 miles.  

This is the famous Strawberry Hill route 8.24 miles.  

This is around Needham with some good hill work. 9.16 miles  

The Needham Ramble, flat loop 8.76 miles, main roads so the snow will be off.  

Wellesley College/Grove St route.  

Johnnie Kelley Statue run 5.23 from start to statue. 

This is the route to the Brookline Route 9 reservoir

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