It's the 31th Annual Turkey Trot!

Bella Caggiano
Issue Date: 
November, 2017
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Walkers take advantage and soak in Norwood's picturesque streets and neighborhoods and while runners may take in the scenery at a quicker pace, the magnificent views are the same. The Annual Turkey Trot is held just before the town is stripped of its fall foliage, and locals take the opportunity to tour the town's neighborhoods together in this favorite pre-holiday event. The Sunday before the grandest meal of the year, local residents lace up their sneakers with the Town's own unique pre-Thanksgiving tradition.
The popular athletic race will be held on Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m., beginning and ending at Norwood High School, 245 Nichols St. Registration ends November 16, 7 p.m., with a $30 race fee, and $40 the day of the event. Register at Kids Trot, at 10:30 a.m., is FREE!
The Turkey Trot is a pre-holiday Norwood custom where adults, teenagers, kids and families "trot" their way through the familiar streets of their hometown. Athletes are invited to run individually or with a team. Young runners can even join the event with the Kids Tot Trot. There will be a 100-yard dash for kids five years old and younger and a 1/4 mile run for kids nine years old and younger. These events begin at 10:30 a.m., and are free of charge, but must be registered at
The four-mile route is both challenging and charming as it leads runners down Nichols St., winding around the Willett Parkway neighborhood and finishing with cheering crowds at Norwood High School. In previous years, the race has included over 700 participants, many who call Norwood home and some travel from as far as Cape Cod and northern Massachusetts. Chip timing will be provided by Harrier Race Management.
Runners of all ages are welcome to participate in the race and prizes and awards are presented to the top three male and female runners in each age group. Long-sleeve t-shirts will also be given out to the first 300 registered runners and free raffles to all runners. To top off the event, there is also a post-race party!
Not a runner? Join in the fun by grabbing a lawn chair and cheering on your local athletes! Who knows, you may be so motivated, you'll find yourself soon training for next year's trot!
For more information or to register for the Norwood Turkey Trot, contact Race Director Jim Henry at 617-610-0084, email [email protected] or visit