Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K


Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2017

Check out your finishing times from this year’s Franklin Park Turkey Trot. Thank you all for joining us today and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you again next year!

2017 Results


9 a.m.   Thanksgiving Day     Thursday November 23rd

Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
1 Circuit Drive, Boston, 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 and paces welcome.  Strollers and race-ready dogs on leashes are welcome.

Online registration has closed!  Race day registration will be limited.

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!

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


Race Details 

Number pick up and in-person registration Wed. and Race Day.  Once again we offer number pick up from 4-7 pm on Wednesday Nov 22nd, at JP Licks (659 Centre St., Jamaica Plain). You can also register in person at JP Licks.
Please note that race day registration may be limited.
Race day number pick up starts at 8 am at the golf club house.  1 Circuit Drive, Boston MA.
Due to construction in the park, the club house parking lot is closed.  However there is ample parking along Circuit Drive, in the parking lot across the street, and in the circle by the exit towards Blue Hill Ave.  There’s additional parking .3 miles down Circuit Drive in an additional parking lot and by the zoo rear entrance.  Please leave a few minutes extra time to accommodate the parking being a bit further away this year.
Course change and gathering for the start.  Due to pathways improvement construction, the first mile of the course will be in a closed traffic-free Circuit Drive! Please see our new route here.
Since the road is not closed until shortly before the start, please do your best to stay out of the road.  The optimal place for lining up is across the street from the club house, by the porta potties and towards Blue Hill Ave.

View this year’s start line: HERE

Thank you to our sponsors: 


 Windale Development, Inc.
(617) 442-5454


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.  We will also have three porta potties.  Leave plenty of time in case there is a line.

Number Pick-Up and Bib Tags

We are planning for number pick up Wednesday Nov. 22nd from 4pm – 7pm.  This will be confirmed closer to the race.  You can also pick up race day inside the club house starting at 8:00 am before the race start.  Your early pick up is appreciated.

Bag Check

We will not have bag check, sorry.

Awards & Results

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

Franklin Park Turkey Trot Results20162015; 2014; 2013


2015 FPC Turkey Trot: Mayor Walsh and Parks Commissioner Chris Cook joined the festivities




2015 FPC Turkey Trot: Mayor Walsh and Parks Commissioner Chris Cook joined the festivities


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