Turkey Trot

Come join us for the 12th Franklin Park Turkey Trot

9am on  Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28, 2024

Runners and walkers come primarily from the neighborhoods that border the park, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan, but all are welcome, including out-of-town family members! The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day race in the City of Boston. We look forward to welcoming the many individuals and families who have let us know this is their Thanksgiving tradition.

  • All ages and paces welcome – there are always walking groups at the end of the pack.
  • Strollers, wheelchairs, and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome
  • Awards for fast finishers and costumes
  • Event is chip timed

Register now! Before September 1 to save on the registration fee! / 5 and under free

Event Details:

Franklin Park Coalition 11th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

November 28, 2024 (Thanksgiving Day)
Race Start 9:00 am
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

Kids aged 5 and under are always free (no registration required).

Race day number pick up starts at 8 am at the golf clubhouse:
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
1 Circuit Drive, Boston MA

Early Number pick up and in-person registration
We will be offering three opportunities for early number pick up.  More details to follow.
Please note that race day registration may be limited or we may sell out (as we did the last three years).  And, due to time constraints and the large number of runners expected, we highly encourage runners to make use of one of the early pick up options.

Ample parking in Franklin Park at the golf clubhouse, 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.

The 2024 course will follow a picturesque loop around the golf course with both the start and finish near the Golf Clubhouse.
View a map of our race route or view a video following the race route.



The golf clubhouse will be open, but the bathrooms only have a few stalls. There will be a bank of portable toilets outside in the parking area on the way to the starting line. Leave plenty of time in case there is a line. We will have procedures in place to minimize the number of people inside the clubhouse at any one time due to Covid.

Bag Check

We will not have a bag check, sorry.

Watch your step!

Please be aware that the condition of the pathway surfaces varies and may be slippery or uneven in spots.

Awards & Results

We’ll have awards at approximately 10:00am on the Clubhouse terrace by the finish line for male and female overall winners, age group first place winners, and for the best costumes, the fastest dog, and the fastest stroller .


Interested in volunteering either with early number pick up or on race day?  Please sign up here.

Questions? Contact: TurkeyTrot@franklinparkcoalition.org

Franklin Park Coalition 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Morning) at 9am

 Review our race route. 

Questions? Contact:


Thank you to this year’s sponsors!

RH Linsay Company Wool