6th Annual Newton Turkey Trot

  • 11.23.2019 @ 09:00 AM
  • Newton, Massachusetts
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Event Details
11 .23 .2019
starts at 09 :00 AM
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Event Information
Presented by Wegmans
5k Registration
$25 for registration through October 28, 2019
$35 from October 29, 2019 to race day
SOLD OUT - 1 Mile Fun Run Registration
$15 for registration through October 28, 2019
$20 from October 29, 2019 to race day
Getkristenfit.com trainer, Kristen L., will warm up fun run participants and then start the run at 8:30AM.
Registration deadline
Online registration closes Monday, November 18, 2019. Sign up early - the race sells out every year!
All runners registered by October 28, 2019 are guaranteed a T-shirt.
Shirts will be available for purchase on race day. Quantities and sizes will be limited.
Bib and T-shirt pick up
Get a 20% off coupon from the Heartbreak Hill Running Company for picking up your bib and T-shirt early! HBHRC will be open for pick ups on:
- Thursday, November 21: 4:30PM to 7PM
- Friday, November 22: 10AM to noon and 4PM to 7PM
HBHRC is located at 638 Commonwealth Ave in Newton.

Race day bib and T-shirt pick will be available in the Zervas Elementary School gym from 7:30-8:30am on Saturday, November 23, 2019
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-14, 15-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Top male and female finisher of the 1 mile fun run who is 12 years old or under will be awarded a prize.

Medals will be awarded to the first 1000 finishers!
Newton Turkey Trot Mission
The mission of the Newton Turkey Trot is to increase our youth’s awareness of health, wellness and community service. Our goals for the 2019 race are twofold. First, we are continuing our partnership with the Newton Food Pantry and aiming to raise $10,000 to support families over the Thanksgiving holiday. Each month, the Newton Food Pantry provides a five-day supply of nutritionally-balanced free food and personal care products to approximately 750 Newton residents who cannot afford enough to eat.

Our second goal is to partner with the Travis Roy Foundation to raise a further $10,000 for the Ethan Wang Fund. This fund has been created by the Travis Roy Foundation in support of Ethan Wang, a Newton South High School alumnus and a Boston University political science student who survived severe spinal damage on March 3, 2019. This special fund reflects the mission of the Travis Roy Foundation to help victims of spinal cord injuries achieve independence and to enjoy lives as full and complete as possible. The funds raised will be applied in such areas as medical and rehabilitative therapies, adaptive equipment and spinal cord research. Thank you for supporting these worthy causes.
Starting at newly built Zervas Elementary School on Beethoven Ave, the USATF Certified 5K run is a beautiful out and back course. The run leads you through Newton neighborhoods, onto the Commonwealth Avenue carriage lane to Newton City Hall and loops back to end at Zervas Elementary School. The roads will be monitored by Newton Police.

The parking lot at Zervas Elementary School will be CLOSED. Limited parking is available on Allen Street and other neighboring streets. Please consider walking if you're close enough to do so!
Bikes, strollers, dogs, etc...
Please line up at the back of the starting line if you will be running with a stroller or a dog. Bikes are not allowed on the course.
Course Maps
Volunteer Registration
Looking to volunteer at this event? Click here to sign up!
Sub Event Cost Distance
$35.00 5km
1 mile Fun Run Child (12 and under) $20.00 1mi Closed
1 mile Fun Run Adult (13+) $35.00 1mi Closed
I understand that the entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises of the event. I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise. I agree to indemnify and hold each of Newton Turkey Trot and its officers, employees, sponsors, local and state agencies and volunteers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of Newton Turkey Trot produced events. Race management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of management's control such as weather, natural disasters or other emergencies. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. Management may also alter the course and distances for the safety of the athletes. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the above parties to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings or any other record of this event. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.