Directions and Parking

For those driving, Broadmeadow Elementary School is located at 120 Broad Meadow Road in Needham, Massachusetts.  It is closest to Exit 18 off of Route 128.  Parking in the school lot is limited because of the race setup; please arrive early if you would like to utilize the spaces. Parking is limited in the school area, but there is plenty of nearby street parking less than a quarter mile from the finish line.  

New in 2017:  Because of the Mile starting at 9:30 a.m., expect the intersection of Greendale & Bird Street and Greendale & Broad Meadow Road (see map below) to be closed to traffic looking to approach the school at about 9:15 a.m.  If the streets are closed, please access the school area by turning at Grosvernor & Greendale which is just down the street (by the Number 1 on the map).  This will add on about 3 minutes of additional driving time and is for the safety of our milers!  Thank you!  (If you have questions, please e-mail chris@biggsteps.org)     
 

The Needham Police and race volunteers will be asking you not to park on Broad Meadow Road or Bird Street because those streets are part of the race course.  There are plenty of side streets along Broad Meadow Road and Bird Street that are a close walk (less than 400m) to the school that you can park on.  Parking monitors will guide you to designated parking areas. Please park on one side of the road and be mindful of our Needham neighbors!      
 

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