Charles River YMCA Annual July 4th Road Race
This 5K Road Race is a Needham staple for the 4th of July holiday. This year the Race will take place on MONDAY July 5th and begin at 8am. We will have a staggered start, every 3 minutes based on your anticipated pace. Due to Covid-19 we will not have a post-race awards ceremony, but your time will be texted and emailed to you and all results will be posted on the RaceWire website. Registration fee is $35 for June registrations and $40 for registrations received in July. The first 300 registrants will receive a limited edition t-shirt.
Online registration is open through July 3rd 12pm. Registrations will also be accepted at the Welcome Center at 863 Great Plain Ave. or 380 Chestnut St. in Needham. Due to Covid-19 we are requesting that you pre-register, which will reduce lines and allow us to plan accordingly.
Bib and Shirt pickup
Thursday, July 1 from 4-6PM at 380 Chestnut Street, Needham
Saturday , July 3 from 1-3PM at 863 Great Plain Ave, Needham.
T-shirts will be given to the first 300 registered.
* Virtual Running is back! *
Can't run the 2021 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 300 registered runners, you will still receive our t-shirt!
USATF Certified Course!
Cut and paste the link below to view the official USATF certified route.
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