Registration has opened for the 2019 Wellesley Turkey Trot 5K run/walk & kids fun run, a major fundraiser for local charities that will take place on November 28, Thanksgiving morning, at 8am. Be warned that the race sells out every year, so register now to secure your spot and to get early bird pricing. Reg fees are $15 for the fun run (kids 10 and under), $25 for the 5K (18 and under) and $30 for the 5K (over 18).
RACE DATE: November 28, 2019
RACE TIME: 8am
RACE LOCATION: Linden Square, Wellesley, Massachusetts
If you are interested in volunteering on race morning, please email: [email protected]
The Kids Fun Run registration is $15 and limited to 200 participants. The Kids Fun Run is less than 1 mile in distance and ONLY for children 10 and under. Kids will receive a chocolate turkey lollipop and a finisher’s ribbon. It will start at 8:45 in the back of the parking lot near CVS. It is only for children 10 years old and younger. Children over 10 who would like to run should register for the 5k. Only parents with children under the age of 5 will be permitted to run with their children.
The Turkey Trot is a USATF Certified 5k run through scenic Wellesley. The start and finish are at Linden Square on Linden Street. Runners will follow Linden Street to Crest Road where they will turn left before turning right on Central Street. The runners will follow Central Street to the firehouse and turn left on Weston Road until they reach Washington Street. From there, they will turn right on Washington Street until scenic College Road, the entrance to Wellesley College Campus. Runners will follow College Road up for approximately ¾ of a mile before turning right on Route 135 (Central Street) and there they will run past the famous Boston marathon scream tunnel. The runners will follow Central Street to Crest road where they will turn left and then an immediate right on Linden Street to the finish line.
There is plenty of parking on Linden Street and we encourage families that live close by to walk or jog over.