Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Register today for the Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run

On Thanksgiving morning, hundreds will gather at the Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run to help fight hunger. The registration fee of $20, or 20 nonperishables, goes directly to the Franklin Food Pantry, keeping donations local to help those in need during this holiday season.

The event begins and ends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) at 91 Jordan Road in Franklin. The race, open to runners and walkers of all ages, is a great opportunity for the entire family to get out and exercise together before their traditional Thanksgiving feast. And, there’s the added benefit of helping to relieve hunger in the community.

“We are inspired by the great turnout for the Franklin race,” said Erin Lynch, executive director for the Franklin Food Pantry. “Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to truly appreciate what they have, but also an occasion to think of others who are struggling to put food on their tables. The Turkey Trot rallies our community to give back and help protect others from the threat of hunger. We, and the 504 households we serve, are grateful to our community for coming out to support us.”

The November 24 race will begin at 8 a.m. Registration can be made online at; at the LDS Church from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday (today); or Thursday morning before the race from 7 – 8 a.m. 

While the registration fee of $20 is preferred, individuals have the option of donating 20 nonperishables to register. The Pantry has a shortage of personal hygiene products, such as toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, liquid hand soap and feminine products.

For more information, call 508-520-9864 or email

Franklin Turkey Trot Helps Feed Those in Need - Nov 24
Franklin Turkey Trot Helps Feed Those in Need - Nov 24



- No matter how cute, kind and darling your dog is, the insurance we use does not allow for animals on the course. Please don’t bring them as we will pull you out of the race.


-WEDNESDAY NIGHT from 7-9:00 pm - Avoid the long lines on Thanksgiving morning and register, pick-up bibs, free sunglasses, etc.
THANKSGIVING morning from 6:45 - 7:45 am.
TIMER - We have hired a professional timer and we’ll be using timing chips.


8:00 am Thanksgiving morning. Last year we were hesitant to close registration before the race because the line was soooo long. This year, it will close at 7:45 am. We really encourage you to register or pick-up your bib wed. night.

  • Race Day Parking

No parking on Jordan Road! Again, No parking on Jordan Road! We've gotten into some trouble for clogging Jordan Road. If the church parking lot is full, please park down the street on Pearly Lane or Burning Tree Road. We will have a van circling those streets offering rides until 7:50 am.

  • Race Map 

To view the race course map:

  • Awards 

Awards will be given to the top three placers in each age category. Gift certificates will be given to the best overall places.

  • Free T-shirts 

150 short sleeved shirts were given to the first 150 participants who registered online.

  • Free Sunglasses 

The Ironman sunglasses have been kindly donated again.

  • Free Raffle Items 

We will be having a free raffle at the end of the race before the awards ceremony.

  • Free Breakfast 

Breakfast items are available in the gym throughout the race. These items include muffins, bagels, fruit slices and beverages.

  • Expiration Dates 

Check the expiration dates on your donations; the food pantry has to throw away any
expired donation! Please don't donate expired items.

  • Dress Warm 

It looks like it will be a chilly morning around 44 degrees!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Krystal Whitmore

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