About BIGGSteps Needham

BIGGSteps Needham will be held on Sunday, November 17th, 2019 at Broadmeadow Elementary School located at 120 Broad Meadow Road in Needham, Massachusetts.  

Schedule of Events: BIGGSteps Needham features a 5K Race, a 1 mile Race/Fun Run/Walk, and kids dashes. Walk-up registration and pre-registered runner packet pickup will open at 8 a.m. The Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:00 a.m. followed by the 5K and kids dashes. The event will conclude with a brief awards ceremony that will end at 11:15 a.m. There will be family-friendly activities throughout the event. Attached to your race bib will be a ticket for a complimentary beverage at our after-party at the New Garden restaurant in Needham. For more details see the Event Schedule.

Entry Fee: 5K Registration is $25 early bird (until 10/15/19) $30 after 10/15/19, $35 on race day.  Registration for the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk is $20.  Returning this year is the BIGGStrong Challenge!  Run BOTH the 5K and 1 Mile races to compete for special awards!  

The first 250 pre-registered runners will receive t-shirts, gloves, and sun protection items. Discounts and free registrations are available. Visit the Registration Page for more information.

Packet Pickup: We will be holding a BIB PICKUP event on Saturday, November 16 at the Charles River YMCA (on the second floor), 863 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.. This is the same location as last year and for those who have pre-registered, we recommend picking your packet up early!

Race Course:  The 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk courses start and end in the parking lot of the Broadmeadow Elementary School. See the Course Map for details. The 5K course is USA Track and Field certified and the One Mile Run has been measured with a calibrated Jones Counter.

Awards: The male and female winner of the 5K, One Mile, and BIGGStrong Challenge will receive a complimentary entry into that same event for 2020 (non-transferable).  

The top three overall male and female 5K finishers will receive plaques.  The top three finishers in each age group category shown to the right will receive medals.  

The top three overall male and female One Mile runners will receive medals.  

The top three overall male and female BIGGStrong Challenge runners will receive medals, and the male and female winner of the BIGGStrong Challenge will receive some complimentary craft beer courtesy of a local brewery.  Please note that in order to be awarded the beer, you will have to be 21 or older.  

Needham Bank Grand Prix: BIGGSteps is one of five races participating in the 5K Grand Prix sponsored by Needham Bank. Runners participating in three or more of the races are eligible for cash prizes ($500/$250/$100 M/F open; $100/$75/$50/$25/$10 age-graded).  If you complete four of the five races in the series, you receive a special finisher’s medal (no extra purchase or registration fee necessary).  For more information about the series, please visit www.runneedham.com.

Raffle/Silent Auction: This is a hugely popular part of our event, with items from local business and sports teams. Watch this space for more information!

Race Proceeds:  All race entry fees and proceeds benefit the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more about Sean Biggs, the Foundation’s mission and the organizations it supports.