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.

Sign Up Now for 2017 Youth Outdoor Classic!!!

The Needham Youth Classic will take place July 14-15, 2017 at DeFazio Track in Needham. Registrations are now being accepted. register here more info

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

Metropolis Track Wins Snowy 2017 Northeast Indoor Classic!!

Record numbers showed up for the meet held on February 12, 2017. More information Meet results

CLCF Panthers Capture 2016 Summer Youth Classic

Almost 500 came to compete in the 27th annual Needham Youth Classic. Competition included 10 running events (from 50 to 3000 meters) and 9 field events. 24 meet records fell despite the hot, humid weather. The Novas Track Club finished in 2nd Place. results and more info and many photos

Sign Up Now for 2017 Summer Track!!!

Our Summer Track Program for children age 3 1/2 - 14 will take place at DeFazio Track in Needham on Monday and Wednesdays from June 19 - July 26 Summer Track Information and Summer Track Registration


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.

Sign Up Now for 2017 Fall Track / Cross Country!!!

Our NEW Fall Track Program for children age 7 - 14 includes Cross Country, shorter track distances, and field events. It will take place at DeFazio Track in Needham 9:30 - 10:45 am from August 27 - November 5, 2017 Fall Track / Cross Country Information and Fall Track / Cross Country Registration

Windy 2016 Great Bear Run draws Huge Field !!!

Our 26th Great Bear Run drew runners from 57 towns as far away as Europe and from 11 months old to 77 years young in age.

31-year-old Dan Vassallo of Peabody captured the 5K in 15:21 AND the 1M run in 5:00. Jessica Rice of Needham won the women's 5K in 18:07 while Katrina Vassallo of Peabody was tops for the women in the 1M run in 6:0). Results Photos. Story to follow.