Needham Bank Grand Prix Series

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UPDATED March 18, 2021

The first race of the 2021 Needham Bank Series is officially in the books with over 100 runners from around the country running the first (and hopefully last!) virtual Needham New Year’s Day 5K. There were numerous raffle prizes up for grabs, as well as a special 2021 race buff and those will be sent to the lucky winners later this week. Thanks to all that participated!

When Is the Next Race

Normally the next race in the series would be the Great Bear Run which is normally held the third week of May. Then COVID happened… The Town Of Needham just gave the thumbs up for October 17, 2021 so mark your calendars!

Obviously these are crazy times and COVID continues to wreak havok on everything big and small. Like everyone else, all of the race directors of the Needham races have adopted a “Wait and See” attitude as things develop. Nothing would make all of us happier than to have things back to the way they were, running races on the streets of Needham, but we also must use good judgement in defeating this disease. Thanks for your patience and lets all hope for a very Happy 2021! 



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

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