Needham Bank Grand Prix Series

Needham Bank Grand Prix Logo V12017 Needham Bank Grand Prix 5K Series

Welcome to the 2017 Needham Bank Grand Prix Series of 5K road races! This series is comprised of FOUR Needham 5K road races, held in JANUARY (New Years Day 5K), MAY (Great Bear Run), SEPTEMBER (Jog Your Memory 5K -replaces the YMCA July 4th race) and NOVEMBER (BIGGSteps 5K).

UPDATE 01.03.17

The first race in the series, the Needham New Years Day 5K, was completed on Jan. 1st with 536 official finishers! RESULTS HERE

The second race in the series is the GREAT BEAR RUN which will be held on Sunday, May 21st. Click the picture below for additional information on the race.


INTRODUCTION: This is the official site of Needham Bank’s Grand Prix Series of four races run in Needham,MA.

Needham Bank has generously helped support the creation of this event. The purpose of this series is to encourage runners and walkers to experience the different neighborhoods of Needham, while promoting health and exercise throughout the year. An additional benefit is to support various local charities and services throughout Needham.

RACES: The following four races comprise the Needham Gran Prix Series. For more information about each race, to register and for results of that race, please click the race link below:

  1. Needham New Years Day 5K (Completed on January 1st)
  2. Great Bear Run (May 21st)
  3. Jog Your Memory 5K (September Date TBD)
  4. BIGGSteps 5K (November Date TBD)

PRIZES: The top three men and women runners who complete THREE out of the FOUR races will be eligible for cash prizes based on the average of their top three times for each race. A total of $1700 will be divided among the Male and Female runners as follows:

  1. First Place: $500 (M&F)
  2. Second Place: $250 (M&F)
  3. Third Place: $100 (M&F)

In addition, ALL official runners who complete all FOUR races will be given a custom prize.

For 2016 the prize is a large custom Canvas Gym Bag!


This is the Fleece Blanket for the 2015 series.

2015 Needham Bank Grand Prix Series Blanket

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