Wellesley Turkey Trot draws near; run for free if you live along course

Wellesley Turkey TrotThe team promoting the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Wellesley (5K and 5-mile races) is making a final push to get more runners signed up, suggesting you corral any guests coming into town to join in. The race takes place on Nov. 22 starting at 8am in Linden Square, and among highlights of the course will be a trip through the famed Boston Marathon Scream Tunnel near Wellesley College (shown here).

Race entry fees will support good causes, including the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project. Funds earmarked for the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project will be donated to the Integrated Services Support provided by the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital. These experts are dedicated to providing care for cancer patients and helping them to live life as normally as possible despite their cancer diagnosis.  Other beneficiaries include The Greater Boston Food Bank and the Ellie Fund.

To register or volunteer, click here at Turkey5.

Race day schedule:

6:30am – registration opens

7:30am – registration closes

8:00am – race begins (both 5K & 5M)

Entry fee: $30, Entry fee increases to $35 on 11/10 and $40 on-site. (unless sold out)

RACE Ambassadors run for free; more info here, Cancer survivors run for free; please email [email protected]

Walkers, dogs and strollers:  Walkers welcome on the 5K course. Dogs and strollers welcome in either race – please start from the back.

Road Closure:

Traffic will be disrupted along the route from 8-9 a.m. If you live along the route, you may participate in the event for free as a sign of our gratitude for your cooperation. If interested, please email [email protected] with your name and address, requesting a coupon code.

Course Routes: Maps available at turkey5.com.

Awards categories: 

Top 3 male & female overall ($500 cash purse for 5-Miler) and age group awards: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.  Overall awards are based on gun time; age group awards are based on chip time.

 

RELATED: A new Wellesley Thanksgiving tradition: Turkey5 Turkey Trot

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