The Needham Youth Track Club supports the education and training of children from age 3 1/2 to age 14 in the various events of track and field. We also try to build self-confidence, team work, good sportsmanship, and a sense of fair play in the context of having fun. We welcome children of all abilities including those with physical, mental, or emotional challenges. Feel free to ask us about program scholarships.

Great Bear Run on May 20 has New Innovations!

Our 28th annual Great Bear Run road now has virtual racing and age-adjusted awards! More information and Registration

CLCF Panthers Repeat Win in Needham Youth Classic

The Needham Youth Classic was help on July 14-15, 2017 beating rain predictions. CLCF Panthers won the team title and Needham Youth Track Club was 2nd. Sean Kay of Melrose broke meet records in winning the 1500 - 3000 double. More Info Meet Photos 2017 Classic Results

Metropolis TC Is Repeat Winner at 2018 Northeast Indoor Classic !!

Despite a rainy and windy Nor'Easter just 2 days earlier, over 600 showed up for the March 4, 2018 meet. More information Meet results
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Sign Up Now for Spring & Summer Track

Our Spring Program for children age 7 - 14 will take place from 9:30 - 10:45 on Sundays April 1 - June 3, 2018 at DeFazio Track in Needham Spring Track Information and Spring Track Registration

Our Summer Program for children age 3.5 - 14 will take place Monday and Wednesday eves from June 18 - July 25, 2018 at DeFazio Track in Needham Summer Track Information and Summer Track Registration

The Great Bear Run road race for all ages will take place at Pollard School in Needham on May 20, 2018. Great Bear Run Information and Great Bear Run Registration.

The Needham Youth Classic for ages 2-14 will take place July 20-21, 2018 at DeFazio Track in Needham Youth Classic Information and Youth Classic Registration


The 28th Great Bear Run is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 2018 See more information and registration
The 29th Needham Youth Classic is scheduled for July 20-21, 2018. See more info and registration
The 28th Needham Youth Classic was held on July 14-15, 2017. See results and more info and many photos
The 27th Great Bear Run road race was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017. See results, story, pictures
The 14th Northeast Indoor Classic was held on February 12, 2017. See results and more info.
The 27th Needham Youth Classic was held on July 22-23, 2016. See results and more info and many photos

Want to Volunteer?

We need volunteers at all our special events and during the summer season. Contact us.

Warm Weather Perfect Stage for 2017 Great Bear Run!!

Our 27th Great Bear Run drew runners from xx towns and from 11 months to 92 year young in age.

32-year-old Dan Vassal of Peabody repeated his win in the 5K in 15:24 as 28-year-old Katrina Vassal of Peabody won for the women in 19:07. 11-year-old Zander Laidlaw of Needham won the 1 Mile Run in 5:57 as 44-year-old Emily McCann of Needham was tops for the women in 6:40. 2017 Results. Story Pictures