Race Information

Start your year off on the right foot with the Needham Running Club's New Year's Day 5K run.
This run will benefit the YMCA, New Year's Needham and the Community Center of Needham.
Food, sports drinks, water and raffle prizes at race end.
New this year: We will be giving out to the first 500 entrants a commemorative ceramic coffee/hot chocolate mug and a pair of NRC performance running sock.
They will be a collector's item.
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 sanctioned and will be timed.
Snacks, water and race results will be provided after the run.


Date: January 1, 2016

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

Online Registration - Online registration can be found at RaceWire.com.
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.price has 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 an female runner.

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

Revised route with fewer turns for an even faster time!
Contact email:  NeedhamRunningClub1@gmail.com  for any further questions or if you would like to donate a prize to the great list of raffle prizes.

New Year's Eve in Needham has something for everyone. Check out this link for New Year's Needham Events.