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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 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K walk/run to benefit Friends of the Poor.
This year’s event will take place Sunday, November 6th, and we are planning on an in-person race this year! The race takes place in downtown Scranton at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (525 Pine St.) and makes it's way down to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and begins at 8am.
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 Nov 3rd, but we encourage you to register before this date as prices will increase after pre-registration closes.
Please note that you will get a free T-shirt if you sign up by Oct. 14! We encourage everyone to pick-up their race material on Saturday, Nov. 5th from 12 to 4 PM in the GCSOM lobby (525 Pine Street, Scranton Pa, 18509). You can opt out of the free t-shirt. Registration will remain open until Nov. 3rd at noon EST. There will also be an option to register in person on race day.
The event will also include a Tiny Trot, which will feature a fun Turkey Trot relay for kids of all ages! Additionally, there will be supplies provided for a themed craft to be completed on race day!
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.
Awards: Awards will be given to the top overall male and female for both races, as well as the top three male and female in each age category below for each race.
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