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Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2018

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

No surprise fees - what you see is what you pay.
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Male and female age groups, Fastest dog, Fastest stroller, Costumes
9:00 AM
Boys and Girls 6-11 and 12-17
9:00 AM
Please select a race.

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Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2018

Race Start 9:00am

One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121

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
  • Great prizes for fast finishers and costumes
  • Event is chip timed

Register before 9/30 to receive the Early Bird discount! 

Great Prizes for fast finishers and costumes!
(2017 RESULTS)

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

Race day registration will be limited.

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

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.