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Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2016

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Join us for this Thanksgiving family tradition. Run or walk the beautiful paths of "jewel" of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving! The scenic 3.1 mile route includes the most beautiful and historic views in Franklin Park.

9:00 AM, Thu. Nov 24, 2016

Boston, MA 02121

Race / Category
Prizes / Awards
No surprise fees - what you see is what you pay, service fee included
9:00 AM
M & F Age groups
9:00 AM
Boys and Girls 6-11 and 12-17
9:00 AM
Sorry; online registration for this event has closed. Click here to contact the organizer.
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Franklin Park Coalition

From the Organizer

Click here to register for the 2017 event!


Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2016 Franklin Park Turkey Trot!   Come visit Franklin Park again soon! 

Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016

Race start 9:00am

Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse

One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

Run or walk the beautiful paths of “jewel” of the Emerald Necklace to start your Thanksgiving Day!  The scenic 3.1 mile route includes the most beautiful and historic views of Franklin Park. All ages and paces welcome!

Great Prizes for fast finishes and costumes!

Chip timed!

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

Online registration closes Wednesday Nov. 23rd at noon!

You can pick up your number Wednesday at JP Licks, 659 Centre St, Jamaica Plain. from 4 - 7 pm, or on Thursday morning from 8 - 8:45 am.

Questions? Contact:
or call: 617-442-4141

Race Day Information

The Course

We love our route!  Trees, ponds, views - come see why we are Boston's most scenic 5k!  Behold:

Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome.

There will be one water stop on the course.


Most of the golf clubhouse lot will available for parking, but some sections will be blocked for the start/finish area. Additional parking is available just a few yards away near the Blue Hill Ave. entrance, on the street along Circuit Drive. and the parking lot right across from the club house entrance.

Number Pick-Up and Bib Tags

Number pick up is on Wednesday November 23rd at JP Licks, 659 Centre St. Jamaica Plain from 4 - 7 pm.  You can also register in person.
Numbers can also be picked up race morning inside the golf clubhouse 8- 8: 45 am.  Your early pick up is appreciated to help keep things on schedule.


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 in some locations on the course, the condition of the paving or concrete is poor.  

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, at approximately 9:50 inside the clubhouse.