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Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K 2018


Due to the cold weather forcast, we have cancelled youth participation. We are no longer accepting registration for children under 18. Please see below for additional information.

9:00 AM, Thu. Nov 22, 2018

Boston, MA 02121

Race / Category
Prizes / Awards
No surprise fees - what you see is what you pay, service fee included
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
Sorry; online registration for this event has closed. Click here to contact the organizer.

From the Organizer

Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2018

Race Results!

Race Start 9:00 am

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

AND ON RACE DAY FROM 8:00 - 8:30 am.

Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of the 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
  • The event is chip timed

Due to the cold weather forecast, we have cancelled youth and child participation.  If you have already registered, you will have received an email with further details.

Number pick up and in-person registration
Once again we plan to offer number pick up and in-person registration Wednesday evening Nov 21st. at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain from 4-7 pm.

HATS ARE SOLD OUT We will have some available for purchase on race day.
Note!  Registration for free awesome hats is limited to the first 500 registrants and will "sell out" around Nov. 1st if not before.  We will have these great beanies for sale at the race for your warmth, style, and to support the great programs of the Franklin Park Coalition.  New this year!  Colors to choose from a snazzy cuff!

Runner registrations support the Franklin Park Coalition’s programs and events including; conservation & stewardship, arts & health, and advocacy that happen year-round. The three pillars of the Franklin Park Coalition are: Work, Play and Engage! Our signature fundraising and fitness event, the 6th Annual Turkey Trot 5K brings each of these elements to life in the park. 

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

Ample parking in Franklin Park at the golf clubhouse, along Circuit Drive, in the parking lot across the street, and in the circle by the exit towards Blue Hill Ave.  There is an additional parking lot .3 miles down Circuit Drive and an extra parking lot by the zoo rear entrance.  

The 2018 course will highlight the $5 Million pathways project recently completed through Mayor Walsh's capital plan, including a loop around beautiful Scarboro Pond! View the 2018 course map. 


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 a bag check, sorry.

Watch your step!

Please be aware that the condition of the pathway surfaces varies.

Awards & Results

We’ll have prizes 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.

New Opportunity- Parksgiving!
Do you love parks and want to further support Franklin Park Coalition? After registering for the race please create and share a Parksgiving fundraiser. While it's optional to fundraise- we really appreciate your support. During this time of sharing- our friends & family will love to support the places and causes you love!

In addition, there are sponsorship opportunities.

  • Great Prizes for fast finishers and costumes! See the 2017 RESULTS
  • Race day registration will be limited.

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


Thank you to our 2018 Turkey Trot Sponsors!

R.H. Lindsay Wool Co. 

Focus Real Estate
Kevin Craddock Builders
Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture Inc.

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
Greater Grove Hall Main Street
OUT to Dance
Prime Real Estate LLC.