About the Race
The 2018 Wellesley Turkey Trot 5K is SOLD OUT. No wait list. No exceptions. The race sells out every year, sign up early next time. Registration opens 7/1/2019.
We are still accepting registration for the Kids Fun Run. Note this race is ONLY for children under 10 years old. It is a separate event than the 5K.
There is a Turkey Trot in Dedham that is still accepting runners. Check out 2018 Family Gratitude 5K Turkey Trot & Kids 1/2 Mile Run on Active.com. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your interest in the Wellesley Turkey Trot.
Bank of America is proud to present the Wellesley Turkey Trot, a wonderful start to Thanksgiving day.
The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation is in the process of selecting this year's race beneficiaries.
Help us make a lasting impact in our community. Please consider making an additional tax deductible donation to support our charity partners during the registration process or mail a check payable to Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation, Inc. to Carol Chaoui, 6 Denton Road Wellesley MA 02482
SPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZES FOR ANYONE MAKING AN ADDITIONAL TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO WELLESLEY TURKEY TROT FOUNDATION DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. THESE RUNNERS WILL BE ENTERED IN A SPECIAL RAFFLE!
If you are interested in volunteering on race morning, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall Male & Female and to the top 3 in the following age groups:
• Under 13 / 14-18 / 19-29 / 30-39 /40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+
• Largest Team: KIDS FUN RUN ENTRANTS DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS TEAM TOTALS: ONLY 5K ENTRANTS COUNT FOR COMPETITION
• Largest School team
• Fastest team: a team must have a minimum of 3 runners, including 1 female.
* Fastest Family team: team members must be related and have a minimum of 3 runners including 1 female
Prizes include gift certificates for Marathon Sports.
We will also have a raffle with fabulous prizes donated by local businesses and prizes for top fundraisers.
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 over.
Race Number Pick Up Schedule
Marathon Sports, Wellesley with a 20% shopping discount during number pick up hours (some exclusions may apply)
PICK UP EARLY IN THE WEEK FOR BEST SELECTION OF SHIRT SIZES. If you wait until Wednesday afternoon, we will have limited size selections in shirts.
Saturday: 12pm -6pm
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY NUMBER PICK UP.
You may pick up race numbers for friends and family.