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. 

We have two things for you in this article

1 - A list of Turkey Trots happening around the Boston area you might want to check out.

2 - The RunGuides Boston Turkey Trot map to help you find Turkey Trots near you

Flippin' the Bird - Virtual Turkey Trot

Date: Nov 24th, 2022 - 8:00 am (or any date & time you choose) 
Distance: 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon
Are you unable able to participate in your live local turkey trot this year? Prefer to run on a different date and time? Or maybe you'd prefer to select your own route? Then join the flexible 'Flippin' the Bird' - Virtual Turkey Trot for some fun shedding some of those extra Thanksgiving calories!
Choose whichever date and time you'd like to run and invite your family and friends. Once you select your distance, you'll be asked if you'd like to add an awesome custom Flippin' the Bird finisher medal and super-soft t-shirt for only $15. You're also able to manually track your distance and time and submit them after the race for a little friendly competition. 
Share your Flippin' the Bird story on social media with hashtag #FLIPPINTHEBIRD.

> Learn more about the Flippin' the Bird Virtual Turkey Trot

Newton Turkey Trot

Date: November 19, 2022
Location: Newton
Distance: 5k, 1mi

The 5K run is a beautiful out and back course that leads you through Newton neighborhoods, onto the Commonwealth Avenue carriage lane to Newton City Hall and loops back to end at Zervas Elementary School. 

> Get more info about the Newton Turkey Trot

Feaster Five Road Race

Date: November 24, 2022
Location: Andover
Distance: 5k, 5mi

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.

 > Get more info about the Feaster Five Road Race

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K

Date: November 24, 2022
Location: Franklin Park
Distance: 5k

Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk along the beautiful paths of the "crown jewel" of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park. With runners and walkers coming from the many neighborhoods that border the park, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan, the Franklin Park Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day race in the City of Boston. The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route offers the most beautiful and historic views of the park. 

> Get more info about the Franklin Park Turkey Trot

Looking for More Runs?

For the complete list of Turkey Trots and other races happening in and around Boston go to

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Published on Sep 07, 2022