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Virtual Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5k 2020

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Dates:Thu from 10/31/20 - 11/30/20
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
This year, we’re going virtual! Run the Franklin Park Turkey Trot at your own pace and on your own schedule from Oct 31 through Nov 30, and share on social media using #FPTurkeytrot (tag us @FranklinParkBos on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).

We hope this unconventional option is a fun alternative for your family while supporting the Franklin Park Coalition. Our work feels more vital than ever to ensure our park is a welcoming respite during this difficult time.

Yes, there are still prizes!

All participants who post their Trot on social media are entered in our raffle, and we will also have a smaller raffle among participants in costume, and among those who share a creative route. We are still gathering prizes but these are options so far:

One-year family memberships to some of Boston’s best natural and cultural attractions:

*Franklin Park Zoo
*Museum of Fine Arts
*Trustees of Reservations
*Mass Audubon
*Museum of Science
*National Center of Afro American Artists

How does this work?
To sign up, please donate at least $10 per adult (registration form below). Then come to the park and post your run, with a photo or video, using #FPTurkeytrot and tag us @FranklinParkBos (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).

Please provide your social media handles in the comment field, so that we can watch for your post.

All entrants who post are entered in the general raffle. To enter the costume raffle, just show off your costume in your post. And how about the creative route raffle? Share a full screenshot with us from your GPS program

========Past Year's Event Info - Pre-COVID=============

Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of our “crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park!

The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the most beautiful and historic views of the park.

All ages and paces welcome!

Strollers and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome!

The event is chip timed and there are great prizes for fast finishers and costumes!

Register for the Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2018: Register by September 30 to receive the early bird discount!

Event Details:

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2018
Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2018

The annual Turkey Trot event supports the Franklin Park Coalition’s programs and events: woodlands restoration, youth programs, fitness activities and more year-round.

Race Day Information

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:

Once again we plan to offer number pick up and registration Wednesday evening Nov 21st.

Time and place to be confirmed.

Please note that race day registration may be limited or we may sell out!.


Ample parking in Franklin park at the golf club house, 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 be finalized in collaboration with the Parks Dept to accommodate ongoing path improvements work.

For reference, see the 2017 route:


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 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.

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Virtual Race
Run at your own pace Oct 31 - Nov. 30

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To sign up, please donate at least $10 per adult | sign up here



1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA, 02121 map
Phone: 617-442-4141

Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

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  • Costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes for 'best-dressed!'

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