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At Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), our mission is to "serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional and evidence-based model." As part of our commitment to the community, we are organizing the 12th annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K walk/run to behalf Friends of the Poor.
This year’s event will be virtual and will take place Saturday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 14. During this timeframe, participants can run/walk the 5K/10K and submit their times to TurkeyTrotFOTP@gmail.com. All times should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 14. While we are disappointed we cannot be together in person for the race, we are excited for friends and family across the country to join us virtually to support this year’s Turkey Trot!
Support the community by registering for our 5K walk/run for $25 or our 10K walk/run for $35. Online registration will remain open until Oct. 31, but we encourage you to register before this date. Prices for the 5K and 10K will increase to $30 and $40, respectively, after this date.
Please note that you will get a free T-shirt if you sign up by Oct. 24! T-shirts must be picked up at GCSOM (525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18509), otherwise shipping and handling fees will apply. You can opt out of the free t-shirt. Times for picking up T-shirts at GCSOM will be posted at geisinger.edu/TurkeyTrot. Anyone who registers after Oct. 24 is not eligible for a free T-shirt – so register as soon as you can to get your T-shirt! Registration will remain open until Oct. 31 at noon EST.
The event will also include a virtual Tiny Trot, which will feature themed craft videos for children to recreate at home. Video tutorials will be on our website at geisinger.edu/TurkeyTrot. We encourage Tiny Trot participants to submit their artwork to TurkeyTrotFOTP@gmail.com to be featured on our website!
Turkey Trot benefits Friends of the Poor, a non-profit agency that has served the Scranton area since 1986. The organization seeks to ease the burden of living in poverty and enhance the quality of life for all. They operate eight food pantries throughout the county, as well as offer clothing, furniture, household items, utility assistance, medical transportation, summer camps, after-school programs, among other programs.
More information about other ways to support Turkey Trot and Friends of the Poor, T-shirt pickup and the award ceremony will be posted at geisinger.edu/TurkeyTrot.
If you would like to learn more about the impact that Friends of the Poor has on our local community, visit friendsofthepoorscranton.org.
Thank you to AllOne Charities for their partnership!
Results: Results will be announced following the completion of the 5K/10K. Live race results can be found at the following link: Virtual Turkey Trot Live Results
Awards: Awards will be given to the top overall male and female for both races, as well as the top male and female in each age category below for each race.
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