Newton Turkey Trot - 10th anniversary race!

  • 11.18.2023 @ 09:30 AM
  • Newton, Massachusetts
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11 .18 .2023
starts at 09 :30 AM
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Presented by Village Bank
5K Registration - 9am start
$32 for registration through October 22, 2023
$37 from October 23, 2023 to November 12, 2023
1 Mile Kids Fun Run Registration - 8:30am start
***SOLD OUT***
The registration is closed for the 1 mile kids fun run to keep the road safe for all of the participants.

Registration deadline
Online registration closes Sunday, November 12, 2023 at midnight. Sign up early - the race sells out every year!

Late Registration for the 5K
It's not too late to join the fun, there are 50 spots left for the 5K. You can still register during the bib pick up times and locations listed below until all of the spots are filled! The race will sell out before race day, so there will likely be no same-day registration.
All runners registered by October 22, 2023 are guaranteed a T-shirt.
Bib and T-shirt pick up
Thursday, November 16th: 4:30-7:00pm
Friday, November 17th: 11:00am-1pm & 4:30-7:00pm
Heartbreak Hill Running Company
638 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459

All Newton Turkey Trot participants will enjoy 20% off at Heartbreak at bib pick up on Thursday November 16th through Sunday November 19th.
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, 60-69 & top male and female finisher 70+.

Top male and female finisher of the 1 mile kids fun run who is 12 years old or under will be awarded a prize.
Newton Turkey Trot Mission
The Newton Turkey Trot is celebrating its 10th year! We hope that the race will have something for everyone. We have been so inspired by having our runners in far-flung places, we want you to bring your sneakers everywhere and spread the love!

Join us on Saturday, November 18th at Zervas elementary school for the in-person run or run your own virtual race during the Thanksgiving week, November 19-26th, anywhere in the country. The beautiful, USATF Certified, Newton Turkey Trot course and 1-mile kids 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, Centre Street Food Pantry and Journey Forward, a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering lives of those with spinal cord injuries or disability.

Participants registered by October 22th will receive an awesome Newton Turkey Trot tee-shirt.

The Newton Turkey Trot is a family event that has drawn more than 1,300 participants each year from our community and beyond. Our families of runners are continuing to enjoy running outside again and will want to continue to support our fundraising goals. The Newton Food Pantry, Centre Street Food Pantry and Journey Forward need our support. 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 and refunds cannot be offered. Thank you for understanding.

Happy training 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 and strollers are NOT permitted
For the safety of all participants NO bikes or strollers on either the 1 mile kids fun run or the 5K.
If you plan to bring your dog, please line up at the back, for the safety of all participants.
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Volunteer Registration
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Sub Event Cost Distance
$37.00 5km
$37.00 5km
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