Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K


Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2017

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.

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 

This year’s route is our best yet!  We’ve got a more open start area, an out and back behind Scarborough Hill, and a longer loop around the pond, not to mention a tidier finish area.  For details see:

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



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