Needham Bank Grand Prix Series

Needham Bank Grand Prix Logo V1

UPDATED Sept 29 2021

FIRST: The Needham Bank Race Series leaderboard has now been updated with a few revisions. As long as you have run BOTH “Live” races and run the “Live” BIGGSteps 5k race, you are still in the…running!

BigStepps Logo

SECOND: The next and final race in the 2021 Needham Bank Race Series is the BIGGSteps 5K race that will take place on Sunday November 14th @ 10 AM. There is also a “virtual” option to run as well! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for all BIGGSteps races. 


Running Bag

THIRD: Prize Money is back in play for the top three Male and Female runner times! In order to qualify, runners must run all THREE “live” 2021 5K races (ie Charles River Independence Day, Jog Your Memory and BIGGSteps). The top three M & F runners will be determined by the average of their three race times. Unfortunately, since virtual races are not official times, they cannot be used. 

Prize amounts for both Male and Female runners are as follows:

  • FIRST PLACE: $500

  • SECOND PLACE: $250

  • THIRD PLACE: $100

Age Graded Runners V2

FOURTH (rev 09/29/21): Thanks to the continued generosity of the Needham Bank, all runners who run all THREE of the “Live/In Person” races also qualify for Age Graded prize money! Please see the LEADERBOARD page for more information.

Please note that runners CANNOT win prizes for both “Actual” race time and “Age Graded” race times, so this allows more runners to win prize money!  

Big Prize

FIFTH (rev. 09/29/21): We are happy to announce that the Needham Grand Prix Series Award is back for all people who registered and participated in at least 3 of the 4 races this year, being Live or Virtual! We are currently working on the prize and the Needham Bank Series Challenge page (formerly the 444/555) has now been updated.


INTRODUCTION: This is the official site of Needham Bank’s Grand Prix Series of five 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 five 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 
  2. Great Bear Run
  3. Charles River YMCA 4th Of July 5K
  4. Jog Your Memory 5K 
  5. BIGGSteps 5K

EMAIL (website questions or corrections):

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