Turkey Trot

Congratulations runners and walkers! View the full 2018 Turkey Trot results: https://my4.raceresult.com/112905/

The Franklin Park Coalition’s now-famous Turkey Trot started in 2013. Last November, we had another record-breaking year, with more than 1,400 runners participating. 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 and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome
  • Great prizes for fast finishers and costumes
  • Event is chip timed

This year, we’re inviting all Turkey Trot runners, walkers, and volunteers to take part in our Parksgiving Fundraiser to help raise $5K to support the activities, advocacy, and restoration work performed year-round by the Franklin Park Coalition. Right now is a historic time of change for Franklin Park and the Coalition and we need your help to build out our programming capacity.

It’s easy to participate! Simply sign up and receive your unique fundraising link for Parksgiving and then use our handy fundraising tool-kit (complete with sample messaging and graphics) to spread the word via your social network, friends, and family. Thanksgiving is a time of generosity, share an opportunity to support a great cause!

Start your Parksgiving fundraiser today!

Don’t want to fundraise? Make a general Parksgiving donation.

Download our turkey trot flyer and help us spread the word about this special event.

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Event Details:

Franklin Park Coalition 6th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

November 22, 2018 (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

Note: The deadline for hats has passed. There will be a limited number of hats available for sale on race day.

Number pick up and in-person registration
Once again we plan to offer number pick up and registration Wednesday evening Nov 21st. at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain from 4-7pm.

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 2018 course will highlight the $5 Million pathways project recently completed through Mayor Walsh’s capital plan, including a loop around beautiful Scarboro Pond! 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.

2018 Sponsors

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