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3rd Annual Family Gratitude - 5K Turkey Trot

                       THANKSGIVING MORNING

           November 27, 2014
                         5K Race and Kids 1/2 mile Run
                        The Endicott Estate, Dedham MA

         Turkey Trot Logo


Join us for this fun family friendly race to support the Dedham Food Pantry and local Ripples of Hope community service initiatives.  Help us make this race the biggest one yet!

8:30 am - Kids 1/2Mile Run

9:00 am - 5K Race

Click here to register for this years race, free t-shirt for the first 700 runners.

To Volunteer to help with Pre-Race Bib Pickup (11/22 - 11/24) or on Race Day please email


Community Gratitude Sponsors:     Dunkin Donuts - Carlos Andrade Franchisee, Needham Bank
Community Celebration Sponsors: City Sports, Lily Logistical System, Petrini Corp.,
  Whole Foods - Dedham

Community Hope Sponsors:            Beth Israel Deaconess - Needham

Community Partner Sponsors:         Dedham Dental Associates, Dedham Youth Lacrosse, 
                                                             Eurotech Painting, Grogan and Co. 
Community Friend Sponsors:           Audi - Westwood, Charles River Running, Chiara Bistro,
   Chestnut Hill Dental, Daniels, Dedham Pop Warner Football, 
   Dedham Youth Soccer, Granite Family Chiropractic & Nutrition,

 * As of 10/20/2014



Race results are posted on CoolRunning website, click here for results!

Thank you to all who braved the cold to join us on Thanksgiving morning for the 2nd Annual Family Gratitude-5K Dedham Turkey Trot. Net proceeds of $25,000 and over 60 boxes of food was donated to the Dedham Food Pantry and the Dedham Youth Commission's College Bound Program. We are grateful to the 1300 runners and their families, our sponsors and the over 100 amazing volunteers (who began setup at 5:30 am) who all came together to celebrate an amazing day of Gratitude and Community!  


Community Gratitude Sponsors:     Dunkin Donuts - Carlos Andrade Franchisee, Needham Bank,

Community Celebration Sponsor:   Lily Logistical System, Petrini Corp., Whole Foods - Dedham

Community Hope Sponsors:            Beth Israel Deaconess - Needham, City Sports, Sarah Campbell
Community Partner:                          Blue Hills Bank, C2C Pilates Barre, Charles River Running,
                                                             Dedham Youth Basketball, Dedham Health & Athletic Complex,
                                                             Dedham Savings, Dedham Youth Lacrosse, Granite Family
                                                             Chiropractic, Grogan and Co., Hollister Inc., Marathon Physical
                                                             Therapy and Sports Medicine, TenX Fitness

* Sponsor list as of 11-1-13.  Sponsorship packages available, please contact



Thank you to all of the many sponsors, volunteers, runners, and families who came out on Thanksgiving morning to support Dedham Food Pantry.  Together, with the tremendous support shown by both our local Massachusetts communities and participants from around the country, we were able to raise $15,000 for the Dedham Food Pantry. 

In addition to the proceeds raised, race day volunteers sorted and boxed over 80 boxes of food collected during a pre-race food drive sponsored by Crescent Ridge Dairy and from families attending the race that morning.

More than 700 registered runners age 7 to 70 were represented at the run. Runners came from all over the Boston area and beyond, representing 61 Different Massachusetts towns and 15 different states.



Gratitude Sponsors:     Dedham Health and Athletic Complex, Needham Bank, Petrini Corp., 
                                        Reebok, Data Brand Solutions

Celebration Sponsors: Blue Hills Bank, City Sports, C2 Pilates Barre, CrossFit Craic
                                       Dedham Youth Lacrosse, Grogan and Company, Hollister, Inc.,
                                       Wilson Mountain Running Club 

Hope Sponsors:           The Dedham & Norfolk Group, Owen Lincoln Motors,
                                       Dedham Youth Soccer, Dedham Youth Basketball, Next Step Living


In-Kind Sponsors:        Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham, Boch Ice Center, Boston Central,
                                       Boston Globe, Cafe Bagel, Copy Cop,Crescent Ridge Dairy,
                                       Dedham Patch, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ever So Humble Pie Co.,
                                       Fast Signs, Four Nine Design, Foundation To Be Named Later,
                                       Granite Family Chiropractic, Hint Water, Marathon Physical Therapy,
                                       MinuteMan Press, Mocha Java, Noble and Greenough School,
                                       Nobles Day Camp, Roche Brothers.-Needham, Shaws-Medfield,
                                       St. Luke's Church, Table Talk Pies, Town of Dedham - DPW,
                                       Whole Foods-Dedham



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