5K Road Race
This 5K Road Race is a Needham staple for the 4th of July holiday. Come out for our race and stay for the parade that follows!
2020 Registration info coming soon.
Online registration is open through July 3rd 12pm.
In-person registration is also available during packet pick-up (7/3 3-5pm @ 380 Chestnut) and morning of (7/4 7:30-8:10am in Library parking lot at race start).
Early Bag Pickup
Wednesday July 3 from 3-5PM at 380 Chestnut Street, Needham.
Race bags and t-shirts will be given to the first 500 registered.
Registration will also be permitted during these hours.
* Virtual Running is back! *
Can't run the 2019 Independence Day 5K? Live too far away, out of town, injured or ill, time or event conflict? You can Register as a Virtual Runner!
If you're 1 of the first 500 registered runners, you will still receive our swag bag and tshirt! All virtual runners under the age of 12 receive a medal!
USATF Certified Course!
Cut and paste the link below to view the official USATF certified route.
Results & Photos
Cut and paste the links below to view the photos
2019 - https://www.facebook.com/pg/CharlesRiverYMCA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157361963614699
Cut and paste the links below to view the results
2019 - https://my.racewire.com/results/35852
2018 - https://my.racewire.com/results/35082
2017 - https://my.racewire.com/results/33584
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