9th Annual Lynnfield Rotary Turkey Trot
The location for this year's Turkey Trot is once again MarketStreet Lynnfield, an excellent venue for this event.
Yes, turkeys are the awards for this wonderful holiday 5K, running on Sunday, November 19, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Nine years of tradition, lots of contributions to local charities, and one heck of a great time for you and your family. It begins and ends at the wonderful MarketStreet Center in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Shirts to the first 350 registered, awards for overall winners, and top finishers in all major age groups.
Hosted by the Lynnfield Rotary Club; donating generous scholarships throughout the area.
600 Market Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Course will start from MarketStreet at the Green, Walnut Street, to West Way, to Fernway, to Atherton Circle, to Trickett Road, to Summer Street back to Walnut Street and finish back at the MarketStreet Center.
T-Shirt: Long Sleeved Dry-Fit T-Shirts to the first 350 entries
Pre-Package Pick-Up is available on Saturday November 18th from 10AM - 2 PM at Kings.
Packet pick-up and late registration at King’s Bowl America within MarketStreet Center beginning at 7:30 race morning. Post race gathering at Kings MarketStreet will include refreshments and family activities. It's an ideal venue with 21,000 square feet of pure entertainment.
We will provide turkeys to the overall women’s and men’s winners plus all age division winners (10-year divisions through 80+).
Finisher Medals: All runners will receive the cool medal shown below.
This event has strong and ongoing support from sponsors, many of whom have been involved from the beginning. This enables the Lynnfield Rotary Turkey Trot to provide excellent prizes and amenities while keeping race fees low. Still, don’t wait to register, either online or by mail.
About the Rotary Club:
The name Rotary came from the early practice of “rotating” meetings between the offices of the few members. Rotary Clubs, especially in New England, have become more and more involved in road race events as a means of fundraising for their charitable causes.
The Lynnfield Rotary Club is part of Rotary International. The club provides scholarships and donates to charitable causes locally and around the world. Internationally there are 1.3 million members with representation in more than 160 countries with over 30,000 clubs on six continents. Since their founding in 1905 they have been dedicated to world peace and to helping those in need. It was the world’s first service club. They were involved in the formation of the United Nations and remain dedicated to that body today, especially with their support of UNESCO.
Proceeds from the Lynnfield Rotary 5K Turkey Trot go to a variety of worthwhile charities. Few organizations can match Rotary for charitable giving and community involvement.
About the Town of Lynnfield:
Lynnfield is living history. In many ways, it has not changed in nearly 300 years. Throughout the village, on every road and lane on adjourning farms, there is a palpable sense of history and tradition. It was once two distinct villages; Lynnfield Center was mostly an agricultural town, and Lynnfield Crossing was more of a commercial location.
Lynnfield was settled in 1638, and chartered/incorporated in 1814. It sat on the “Newburyport Turnpike”, which was the main stagecoach road from Boston to Portsmouth. Subsequently that general route became US Route 1. Both I95 and route 128 go through town making it very easy to get to today.
The Ipswich River serves as the northern boundary, and Lynn Woods Reservation is partially within the town on the southwest corner. H.P. Hood Dairy’s corporate headquarters is in Lynnfield, and it has been home to many, many Boston Red Sox players and Boston Bruins as well, including Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Rico Petrocelli, Mike Millbury, Don Sweeney, Steve Kasper, and others.
In Lynnfield there is a sense of small town America as it once was, and as it should be—with open space, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and thoughtful planning.