Turkey Trot

Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, and sponsors.  See you all again next year for our 10th annual Turkey Trot.
2021 Results may be found here.



Wow.  After an incredible response, the 2021 Franklin Park Turkey Trot is SOLD OUT!  Thank you to everyone who will join us this year and for their support.  Missed out?  We’ll see you in 2022.

Turkey Trot Sold Out



The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is back for it’s 9th year on Thanksgiving morning!  We hope you’ll join us in person once again.

Registration for the 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5k is filling up — sign up as an individual or team today! 

The Franklin Park Coalition’s now-famous Turkey Trot started in 2013. After another record-breaking year, with more than 1,400 runners participating in 2019, we went virtual in 2020.  But we’re excited to be able to bring the Turkey Trot back to its orgins in 2021 (with appropriate safety protocals in place). With runners and walkers coming primarily from the neighborhoods that border the park, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan, the Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day race in the City of Boston. One family who “trotted” in 2017 told us — and they are not alone — that they now have a new Thanksgiving tradition.

  • All ages and paces welcome
  • Strollers, wheelchairs, and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome
  • Great prizes for fast finishers and costumes
  • Event is chip timed

Register for the 2021 Turkey Trot!



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Event Details:

Franklin Park Coalition 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day)
Race Start 9:00 am
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

Race day number pick up starts at 8 am at the golf clubhouse:
Masks are required when indoors per Boston’s city-wide mandate.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
1 Circuit Drive, Boston MA

Early Number pick up and in-person registration
Once again we plan to offer number pick up and registration on Sunday Nov 21st (from 2-4pm at the golf course clubhouse) and Wednesday evening Nov 24th (4-8 at JP Licks on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. Please note that race day registration may be limited or we may sell out!  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 2021 course follows a picturesque loop around the golf course with both the start and finish near the golf course clubhouse.
View a map of our race route.


The golf clubhouse will be open, but be advised that the bathrooms only have a few stalls. Additionally, we plan to have procedures in place to minimize the number of people inside the clubhouse at any one time due to the pandemic and to protect everyone’s safety. We will several additional porta-potties as well. Leave plenty of time in case there is a line.

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 for the male and female overall winners, age group first place winners, and for runners in the best costumes, the fastest dog, and fastest stroller at approximately 9:50 outside the clubhouse.

Questions? Contact: TurkeyTrot@franklinparkcoalition.org

View the 2019 Turkey Trot results here.

Franklin Park Coalition 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Nov. 25th (Thanksgiving Morning) at 9am

 Review our race route. 

Questions? Contact:


Thank you to this year’s sponsors!

Mass General Brigham
RH Linsay Company Wool