The Needham Youth Classic had its starts in 1989 at Memorial Field in Needham and has become the largest open youth track meet in the Northeastern US. The meet provides an opportunity for children to compete against the best in running and field events. The two-day meet comprises over 20 events for age 2-14. Trophies are awarded to all winners, high finishing teams, and athletes of the meet. Medals or ribbons are awarded to all participants.