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Start Thanksgiving with the Franklin 5K Turkey Trot

2019 Turkey Trot Runners

10th Annual Family

Fun Run Benefits Franklin Food Pantry

The Franklin Food Pantry is pleased to announce that the annual Franklin Turkey Trot is back in-person on Thanksgiving, November 25, 2021 at 8 a.m. and is celebrating its ten year anniversary! The 5K starts at 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, MA and follows a lollipop route in a local neighborhood. 

“I’d like to thank Race Director Krystal Whitmore and our Sponsorship volunteer, Kim Cooper,” says Powderly. “We are fortunate to have an incredibly hard-working group of dedicated volunteers, led by Krystal, to make this event come to life,” said Powderly. “Krystal organizes church members, high school students, and her own family to plan and work the event, while Kim works tirelessly to secure local businesses to cover the associated costs. The Turkey Trot is an amazing amount of work, and we could not hold this incredible community tradition without them.”

The registration fee for the race, which is $25, goes directly to the Franklin Food Pantry, keeping donations local to help feed those in need. Participants can register online at .

“In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pantry has shifted its distribution model to meet our neighbors’ changing needs for food and services. This month, we are moving to a hybrid distribution model, offering both in-person and drive-up distribution. We have added home delivery and mobile pantries to reach our neighbors who cannot come to us and increased office hours to assist neighbors who may need more than food,” says Powderly. “We are so grateful for the continued tradition of the Franklin Turkey Trot to help us to provide hunger relief to our community, especially during these challenging times.” 

There are also several opportunities for local businesses to sponsor the race. Funds received from sponsorships are used to cover costs associated with the event, including the race registration company, timing technology, insurance, and security details. Funds raised above our expenses go directly to support the Franklin Food Pantry. Interested sponsors should contact Laura Often at [email protected] or Krystal Whitmore at [email protected]

Thank you to our current 2021 Sponsors**: 

Platinum: b.Luxe, The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints, MyFm Media, Starr Glick Orthodontics, and Terrazza 

Gold: Accurate Baker Elman, Capstan Atlantic, DDR Contracting, Fenton Financial, La Cantina Winery, Middlesex Bank, Mount Street Farm, Paul A. Longobardi & Son’s Trucking and Vet Med Pet Supplies

Silver: Citizens Bank, Franklin Nutrition, Franklin Matters, Law Offices of Roche and Roche, P.C, LemonTree, Paula McNulty, Safford Insurance, Simons Furniture Vendetti Motors and Xpressions

Friends: The Campbell Family, Bob Donahue, Molly Bradosky, The Fitzgerald Family, LDS Church 1st and 2nd Wards, KW Premier Properties, The Lobo Family, The Morandi Family, Kathleen O’Neill, Pool Pals, Mike and Maureen Sabolinski, and The Shimer, Shanks and Tait Family. 

**Sponsors as of October 7, 2021