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Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K 2021


9:00 AM, Thu. Nov 25, 2021

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 (younger children free!)
9:00 AM
Sorry; online registration for this event has closed. Click here to contact the organizer.

From the Organizer

Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2021

Race Start 9:00 am

Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse 
One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 0212

2021 Results can be found here.

We are officially sold out!  We hope you'll consider joining us in 2022.

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 the park's most beautiful and historic views.

  • All ages and paces welcome
  • Strollers and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome
  • Great prizes for fast finishers and costumes
  • Chip timed
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 9th 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

This year, we have two early number pick up options:
- 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, 11/21 at the Franklin Park Golf Course Clubhouse
- 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, 11/24 at JP Licks on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

We highly recommend choosing whichever early pickup option works best for you to avoid the stress and rush of race day pickup.

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 Blue Hill Ave entrance.  There is an additional parking lot .3 miles down Circuit Drive and an extra parking lot by the zoo rear entrance.  

The 2021 course will again follow the lovely circuit route, pending confirmation from the Boston Parks Department. View the 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 outside the clubhouse.

Please see our sponsorship opportunities.

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

Questions? Contact: