8th Annual Newton Turkey Trot

  • 11.20.2021 @ 09:00 AM
  • Newton, Massachusetts
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The event administrator has closed online registration for the race.
Event Details
11 .20 .2021
starts at 09 :00 AM
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Event Information
Presented by Wegmans and ThermoFisherScientific
5K Registration - 9am start
$30 for registration through October 27, 2021
$35 from October 28, 2021 to race day
1 Mile Fun Run Registration - 8:30am start SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT - we are unable to accept any more registrations for this race
$20 for registration through October 27, 2021
$25 from October 28, 2021 to race day
Registration deadline
Online registration closes Sunday, November 14, 2021. Sign up early - the race sells out every year!
All runners registered by October 27,2021 are guaranteed a T-shirt.
Bib and T-shirt pick up
Thursday, November 18th: 4:30-7:00pm
Friday, November 19th: 11:00am-1pm & 4:30-7:00pm
Heartbreak Hill Running Company
638 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
Newton Turkey Trot registered runners will enjoy 20% off at Heartbreak Hill Running Company from Sat November 13-24th!
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.
Additional Perks
Marathon Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine is offering a 20% discount on fitness and wellness services (personal training and massage ) to all runners until December 31,2021.
Call to schedule: 617-244-1990
Newton Turkey Trot Mission
Back in person! The Newton Turkey Trot is back on the streets in November 2021! We hope that the race will have something for everyone. We were so inspired by having runners from around the country and around the world last year, we want to continue to spread the love!

Join us on Saturday, November 20th at Zervas elementary school for the in-person run or run your own virtual race during the Thanksgiving week, November 20-27, anywhere in the country. The beautiful, USATF Certified, Newton Turkey Trot course and 1 mile fun run will be marked with race signs during that week.

Our goals this November remain, as always, our youth’s awareness of health and wellness and of community service. We will continue our partnership of providing support to the Newton Food Pantry and new this year, Journey Forward, a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering lives of those with spinal cord injuries or disability.

Participants registered by October 27th will receive an awesome Newton Turkey Trot tee-shirt.

The Newton Turkey Trot is a family event that has drawn more than 1,000 participants each year from our community and beyond. Our families of runners will be eager to run outside again and will want to continue to support our fundraising goals. Both the Newton Food Pantry and Journey Forward need our support. We are staying positive that we can get through this and we hope you will continue to support our race and your community.

***We will be following the recommended Covid-19 safety measures per the city of Newton, MDPH and CDC for all participants and volunteers for the race. Given the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person race may be cancelled. In this case the race would become completely virtual.

Thank you and be well,

the Newton Turkey Trot Team
Starting at 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
$35.00 5km
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, COVID-19 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 or change to a virtual only race. 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.