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Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5k

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Dates:Thu from 11/24/22 - 11/24/22
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below

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

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!

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.

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!


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