Turkey Trot

Come join us for the 10th Franklin Park Turkey Trot at 9am on Thursday, Nov 24th.

The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is back for it’s 10th year on Thanksgiving morning!  We hope you’ll join us.

Registration for the 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5k is underway — 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 the Turkey Trot was back in full swing in 2021 with a record number of runners!  Come join your friends and neighbors this year. 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. We look forward to welcoming back the many families who have let us know this is their Thanksgiving tradition.

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

Register for the 2022 Turkey Trot!

https://runsignup.com/fpc5k

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Event Details:

Franklin Park Coalition 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
Race Start 9:00 am
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

Sign up Early!
Register before 9/1/22 to receive a 30% discount on Adult and Under 18 registration.
Register before 11/1/22 to receive $5 off Adult and Under 18 registration.
Kids aged 5 and under are always free (no registration required).

New for 2022: second start wave for causal joggers/walkers to maximize the fun for all

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

Early Number pick up and in-person registration
Once again we plan to offer early number pick up and registration on Sunday (Nov 20th) and Wednesday (Nov 23rd) before the race. Please note that race day registration may be limited or we may sell out (as we did in 2021!).  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.

Parking
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.

Course
The 2022 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.

Restrooms

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

2021 Results may be found here


Franklin Park Coalition 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Nov. 25th (Thanksgiving Morning) at 9am

 Review our race route. 

Questions? Contact:

TurkeyTrot@franklinparkcoalition.org

Thank you to this year’s sponsors!