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 Returns on May 22, 2022

The 30th running of the GBR features a complete set of events including 5K run, 1M run, 1M fun walk/run, Prostate 1M walk, and 26.2m, 100m, 200m, and 400m races for the kids. Medals for all. Teddy bears for the kids. Cash prizes in the 5K. More Information Registration

Klucznik Wins 2020 Great Bear Run

Christopher Kolucznik of Needham won the first ever Virtual GBR 5K in 17:33. Over 150 runners and walkers from as far away as Indiana competed. Story Results

New England Elite Captures Northeast Indoor Classic

850 athletes from 32 teams competed in the Northeast Indoor Classic at Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center on March 1, 2020 - creating 18 meet records. More Indoor Classic Information Indoor Classic Results

Rains Don't Stop 2019 Great Bear Run

Hundreds of children and adults ran in our 29th annual Great Bear Run on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Alex Kramer of Cambridge won the 5K in 16:22 11-Year-Old Abby Artabane of Sherborne lead the girls and women in 19:38 Results and Story and RaceWire Pictures
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Haverhill Elite Win 2019 Indoor Classic

675 athletes from 33 teams competed in the Northeast Indoor Classic at Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center on March 3, creating 11 meet records. More Indoor Classic Info Indoor Classic Results

2018 Great Bear Run Road Race Survives Rain Threat

Hundreds of children and adults ran in our 28th annual Great Bear Run on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Christopher Klucznik of Needham won the 5K in 16:21.6 Shea Newman of Medfield topped the women's race in 19:40.5 Results and Story and RaceWire Pictures and Peter Farlow Photos
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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
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2022 Spring and 2022 Summer Programs

Spring Track for age 5-14 takes place on Sundays from April 3 - June 12 at 9:15 am and 10:40 am sessions. All Spring Age 5-6 and sprint teams are FULL with a waitlist. We have spots available on the Age 7-14 distance run only teams. More Spring Track Information Spring Track Registration

Registration for the Summer Program has begun (Sessions for age 3.5 - 14 are Monday and Wednesday early evenings from June 20 - July 27) More Summer Track Information Summer Track Registration

NYTC Video Library Available Online

In light of the cancellation of our Spring and Summer in-person programs, we have launched an online program to continue our track training of NYTC children. More Information

CLCF Panthers Repeat Win in Needham Youth Classic

The Needham Youth Classic took place on July 20-21, 2018 in perfect weather. CLCF Panthers won the team title and Needham Youth Track Club was 2nd. More Info 2018 Classic Results More Pictures
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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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Northeast Indoor Classic Canceled

The March 6, 2022 Indoor Meet has been canceled due to the pandemic.

Needham Youth Invite held on July 24

A new Needham summer track meet was held on July 24, 2021. Unlike the Youth Classic , it was a one day meet for ages 6-14. More Information on the Needham Youth Invite meet. Meet Results

NYTC Donations

To help us during these times with program cancellations, you can donate to NYTC at www.needhamtrackdonations.org
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News


The 17th Northeast Indoor Classic was held on March 1, 2020. See results and more info.
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The 29th Needham Youth Classic was held on July 20-21, 2018. See results and more info
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The 29th Great Bear Run road race was held on Sunday, May 19, 2019. See results and story and RaceWire pictures

Want to Volunteer?

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