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TThe Franklin Park Coalition’s now-famous Turkey Trot started in 2013. After another record-breaking year, with more than 1,400 runners participating in 2019, we went virtual in 2020. But the Turkey Trot was back in full swing in 2021 with a record number of runners! Come join your friends and neighbors this year. With runners and walkers coming primarily from the neighborhoods that border the park, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan, the Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day race in the City of Boston. We look forward to welcoming back the many families who have let us know this is their Thanksgiving tradition.
Sign up Early!
Register before 9/1/22 to receive a 30% discount on Adult and Under 18 registration.
Register before 11/1/22 to receive $5 off Adult and Under 18 registration.
Kids aged 5 and under are always free (no registration required).
All ages and paces welcome
Strollers, wheelchairs, and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome
Great prizes for fast finishers and costumes
Event is chip timed
New for 2022: second start wave for causal joggers/walkers to maximize the fun for all
November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
Race Start 9:00 am
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
One Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA 02121
Race day number pick up starts at 8 am at the golf clubhouse:
Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
1 Circuit Drive, Boston MA
Early Number pick up and in-person registration
Once again we plan to offer early number pick up and registration on Sunday (Nov 20th) and Wednesday (Nov 23rd) before the race. Please note that race day registration may be limited or we may sell out (as we did in 2021!). And, due to time constraints and the large number of runners expected, we highly encourage runners to make use of one of the early pick up options.
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’s additional parking .3 miles down Circuit Drive in an additional parking lot and by the zoo rear entrance.
The golf clubhouse will be open, but be advised that the bathrooms only have a few stalls. Additionally, we will several additional porta-potties as well.
Leave plenty of time in case there is a line.
We will not have a bag check, sorry.
Please be aware that the condition of the pathway surfaces varies and may be slippery or uneven in spots.
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 outside the clubhouse.
The course follows a picturesque loop around the golf course with both the start and finish near the golf course clubhouse.
Additional race information can be found at https://www.franklinparkcoalition.org/featured-events/turkey-trot/.
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