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

Newton Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2019
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

Gobble Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Race

Gobble Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Race

Date: November 28, 2019
Location: Somerville
Distance: 5k

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. All proceeds will benefit Project Soup as well as Somerville Track PAC.

> Get more info about the Gobble Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Race

Feaster Five Road Race

Date: November 28, 2019
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

Manchester Road Race

Date: November 28, 2019
Location: Manchester
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: Thursday November 28, 2019
Location: Boston
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

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K

Date: November 28, 2019
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

Concord Turkey Trot

Date: November 28, 2019
Location: Concord
Distance: 5k

This family friendly event attracts over 1,000 runners each year and benefits the Open Table, a local food pantry. Proceeds also go to support local youth running programs. Come on out with a super-fun attitude and your running shoes! Costumes are welcome! 

> Get more info about the Concord Turkey Trot

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

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Published on Sep 12, 2019