Franklin Park Turkey Trot


Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013
Race starts at 9:00am

Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse

One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

Run or walk the beautiful paths of “jewel” of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving Day!  The scenic 3.1 mile route includes the most beautiful and historic views of Franklin Park. You can work off your Thanksgiving calories before you sit down at the table!
First 300 adult registrants will be entered into a raffle to receive a Functional Movement Screen & Video Gait Analysis (a $150 value) courtesy of one of our sponsors: Marathon Physical Therapy.

Great Prizes for fast finishes and costumes!

This event supports the Franklin Park Coalition’s amazing Youth Conservation Crew. This program provides summer jobs for 20 neighborhood teens and their young adult leaders. This inspiring crew has restored trails, restored woodlands, and also runs Thursday Sports Nights, providing fun and games for hundreds of local children.

Online registration is now closed. Cash-only race day registration will be available from 7:45 – 8:45 am, and also at early pick up on Wednesday

Wednesday Number Pick Up and In-Person Registration

You can pick up your number, shirt (if you were an early registrant) and swag bag at JP Licks, 659 Centre St., Jamaica Plain from 4 – 7 pm.  Or register for a bib with cash. Please come see us to save time Thursday morning, and maybe get some ice cream!

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

Race Day Information

Race Details:

Check out The Route via MapMyRun – corrected route around the Scarboro pond section (will be posted Wednesday)


We will be blocking off parking spots at the far end of the golf course club house lot since that’s where you’ll be starting and finishing. But most of the club house lot is still available for parking. Additional parking is available just a few yards away near the Blue Hill Ave. entrance, on the street along Circuit Drive. and the parking lot right across from the club house entrance.


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.  NOTE: The men’s room will be come a ladies room from 8:30-8:45 if needed.

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.

Your number has a tear-off tag on the bottom.  You will need to tear that off at the finish line and hand to a volunteer to help us confirm finish order.

Bag Check

We will not have bag check, sorry.

The Course

Please be aware that in some locations on the course, the condition of the paving or concrete is poor.  Watch your step throughout the course.

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.

The course crosses Circuit Dr. twice on the crosswalk.  Please be sure to cross only at the crosswalk.

Awards & Results

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

Results will be posted on on Friday.



Thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting this community run. Franklin Park Turkey Trot is made possible through their generosity.






Marathon Physical Therapy

station 8 salon

Fresh Hair Salon

and our in-kind donors:



College Hype: Shirt printing and embroidery


win_detergentJP Licks Homemade Ice Cream Cafe
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