2017 Boston Turkey Trot Guide

Boston Turkey Trot Guide

Turkey Trots have become an essesntial part of Thanksgiving tradition. The holiday best known for food comas, family and football now includes a morning Turkey Trot in preparation for the 5000 calories headed your way. Thanksgiving has become the largest running event of the year as participants flock, no pun intended, to events across the country. 

A Turkey Trot is typically a festive race on the shorter side — 5 to 10 km — held on Thanksgiving morning. The races are often tied to fundraisers or food drives, may include costumes and almost always include a T-shirt with a trotting turkey.

Listed below are a selection of Turkey Trots happening in the Boston area.

Kingston 5k Turkey Trot

Date: November 18, 2017
Distance: 5k

Join us in the annual Kingston 5K Turkey Trot for a fun and exciting time and an exhilarating run in support of Ovarian Cancer research and awareness, organized by the Soul Sisters Foundation. And yes, you can definitely dress up for it.

> Get more info about the Kingston 5k Turkey Trot

Gobble Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Race

Date: November 23, 2017
Distance: 4 miles

The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the annual Gobble Gobble Gobble on Thanksgiving Day. The race is open to runners, joggers and stroller families of all ages and abilities (but no dogs, please)! All proceeds will benefit Project Soup as well as Somerville Track PAC.

***The first 2400 registrants are guaranteed to receive our iconic "Gobble Gobble Gobble" long-sleeve t-shirt. 

> Get more info about the Gobble Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Race

Feaster Five Road Race

Date: November 23, 2017
Distances: 5k, 5 mile

The Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race in Andover, MA has been a Merrimack Valley tradition since 1987. At 10,000 participants, it is one of the largest races in Massachusetts and one of the largest Thanksgiving day races in New England.

Whether you choose the 5 mile race or the 5k, you are guaranteed a great race and great opportunity to burn some calories to make room for your Thanksgiving feast. We even guarantee you will be done in time for kickoff of your favorite High School football game!

 > Get more info about the Feaster Five Road Race

Manchester Road Race

Date: November 23, 2017
Distances: 4.748 mile

The 4.748-mile Manchester Road Race has been a Thanksgiving morning fixture since 1927, when twelve runners toed the line. Now, more than 15,000 registered runners and walkers take part in this world-renowned race. Each year a deep field of world class runners shows up to entertain the throng of spectators. Being an Olympic medalist is no guarantee of winning at Manchester!

 > Get more info about the Manchester Road Race

Boston Volvo 5k Road Race

Date: November 23, 2017
Distance: 5k

Get a pre-feast workout while contributing to MS fundraising at this run, which starts bright and early on Thanksgiving Day.  

> Get more info about the Boston Volvo 5k Road Race

Looking for More Runs?

Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/boston/runs to get a full list of upcoming Boston road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Published on Nov 08, 2017