Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K


Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015
Race at 9:00am; check in & race day registration start at 8am


Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse

One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

Enjoy Boston’s most scenic 5k on the beautiful historic paths of Franklin Park.  Run or walk the “jewel” of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving Day! Bring everyone and make it a family event – all ages welcome.

Great Prizes for fast finishers and costumes!

This event supports the Franklin Park Coalition’s seasonal programs: Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park concerts, year-round volunteer days, woodlands restoration, line dancing, and fitness activities. Run to support your park!

Wednesday Number Pick Up and In-Person Registration

You can pick up your number, t-shirt (if you were an early registrant) and swag bag from 4 – 7:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 25th at JP Licks, 659 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain.  Or register for a bib with cash. Please consider come to see us Wednesday evening to save time Thursday morning.

Question? Contact:
or call: 617-442-4141

Race Day Information

Race Details:

Check out The Route via MapMyRun

Parking & MBTA

You can park at the Franklin Park clubhouse, along the park road, or take bus: #16 from Forest Hills & JFK stations.


The golf clubhouse will be open, but be advised that the bathrooms only have a few stalls.  Leave plenty of time in case there is a line.

Number Pick-Up and Bib Tags

We’ll be inside the club house starting at 8:00 am.  Your early pick up is appreciated to help keep things on schedule.

Bag Check

We will not have bag check, sorry.

The Course

The course is hilly, but new paving this year makes most of the route smooth and easy for runners.

There will be one water stop on the course at approximately mile 1.5.  This is at the right turn onto the path that goes towards the lovely view on Schoolmaster Hill.

Awards & Results

We’ll have awards for best male and female overall, youth age group first place winners, and for the runner in the best costume, at approximately 9:50 inside the club house.


Help make the Franklin Park Turkey Trot a success through your sponsorship!  Contact to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Businesses and organizations will be recognized in all Turkey Trot publicity. 










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