Turkey Trot

View the 2019 Turkey Trot results here.

The Franklin Park Turkey Trot is a Boston family tradition, and we’re so happy to see the familiar faces that return year after year to support the park. The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the park’s most beautiful and historic views and includes great prizes for age-group finishers and best costumes. Whether you’re a veteran runner or signing up for your first 5k, you can be sure you’ll receive a hearty welcome at Franklin Park on Thanksgiving morning!

  • All ages and paces welcome
  • Strollers and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome
  • Great prizes for fast finishers and costumes
  • Event is chip timed
  • All registered runners will receive a custom neck warmer
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See the 2018 RESULTS
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Questions? Contact: TurkeyTrot@franklinparkcoalition.org or call: 617-442-4141.

Event Details:

Franklin Park Coalition 7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

November 28, 2019 (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:
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
1 Circuit Drive, Boston MA

Number pick up and in-person registration
We are offering two opportunities to pick up your race bib in advance this year. Avoid the lines on race day!

  1. Saturday, November 23 11am-2pm@ Franklin Park Clubhouse
  2. Wednesday, November 27 4pm-7pm@ JP Licks (Jamaica Plain)

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 2019 course will again follow the lovely circuit route as last year, pending confirmation from the Boston Parks Department.  View the 2018 course map. 


The golf clubhouse will be open, but be advised that the bathrooms only have a few stalls. We will have 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.

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 inside the clubhouse.

Questions? Contact: TurkeyTrot@franklinparkcoalition.org or call: 617-442-4141.

2019 Sponsors

Emerald Level

Sapphire Level

Friend Level

Blair Campbell