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Turkey Trot 5K/10K

Saturday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021

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 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!

Thank you to AllOne Charities for their partnership.


Click here to register!

The cost for the 5K walk/run is $25 and the 10K walk/run is $35. Online registration will remain open until Oct. 31 at noon EST. 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 on this page when determined. Anyone who registers after Oct. 24 is not eligible for a free T-shirt.

Tiny Trot

Our event will also include a virtual Tiny Trot, which will feature themed craft videos for children to recreate at home. Video tutorials will be posted on this page when available. We encourage Tiny Trot participants to submit their artwork to to be featured on our website!

Contact us

Follow the event on Facebook for the latest updates.

If you have any questions, email

Friends of the Poor

About Friends of the Poor

The mission of Friends of the Poor is to bring together in friendship those who have the desire to give with those who are in need of assistance, in order to ease the burden of living in poverty and enhance the quality of life for all. Friends of the Poor was founded by Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, in 1986, and is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Friends of the Poor is a non-profit charitable organization. In keeping with that mission and history, Friends of the Poor operates as a very unique organization. In their daily workings they provide for basic needs with food, clothing, emergency assistance, house hold items and furniture. In addition to these essential programs they also like to host events that bring hope and brighten up the holidays. They serve a wide range of people from senior holiday dinners to children's after school programs and field trips.

Each year, Friends of the Poor hosts a Thanksgiving dinner which serves several hundred people with resources that have been donated. The proceeds of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Turkey Trot 5K/10K benefit this important event and the work of Friends of the Poor throughout the holiday season.

To learn more about Friends of the Poor and the work they do every day in our region, visit their official website and Facebook page.

Previous Turkey Trots

2019 courses

Race results