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Needham New Years Day 5K

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Needham YMCA (863 Great Plain Ave)
Needham , Massachusetts
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Needham's 9th annual new Year's Day 5K! Course is flat, fast (15:20 last year!), certified and chip timed and open to all runners and walkers. Food, drinks, prizes for top runners, raffles, etc. This years race benefits the Needham YMCA, Needham New Years Celebration and Cystic Fibrosis. This year we are giving away a long sleeve performance tech shirt (nice!) to the first 500 runners who register. Registering online https://my.racewire.com/event/4420 is still cheapest around @ $20 (or $25 day of). Race starts at 11 AM.

This is the FIRST race of the 2017 Needham Bank Grand Prix Race Series (www.RunNeedham.com)


Event Start Location
Charles River YMCA (downtown) @ 863 Great Plain Avenue Needham,MA. Registration opens at 9 AM and race starts at 11 AM.

Course Description
Fast (winners pace last year was 4:56/mile!) and relatively flat with slight hill around mile 2. Professionally chip timed (racewire) and certified by USTAF. Race map and profile: http://www.logyourrun.com/index.php?option=com_routes&task=loadroute&Itemid=46&code=pmDjitHVM9LUvd

Awards
Awards for top three M and F runners, fastest Needhamite, youngest and oldest and a few more.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Race pick up is day of at the YMCA (863 Great Plain Ave). Performance long sleeve tech shirt to first 500 registrants. .

Timing / Results
Racewire. (immediate)

Post Race Activities
Food, snacks, etc. raffle prizes.

Weather
Usually pretty decent weather between 30-50 and normally sunny.

Directions
893 Great Plain Avenue Needham,MA 02492

Parking
Plenty of on street and local parking lots. Never a problem.
 
 

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Clubs and Groups
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 Needham Track Club  Needham MA club info
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