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Turkey Trot 5K/10K

Sunday, Nov. 6

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

Thank you to AllOne Charities for their partnership. 


  • 5K walk/run = $25
  • 10K walk/run = $35

You’ll get a free T-shirt if you sign up by Oct. 14! Pick up your race material on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine lobby (525 Pine St., Scranton). You can opt out of the free T-shirt, if you’d like. 

Online registration will remain open until Thursday, Nov. 3, at noon ET, but try to register before then, as prices will increase after pre-registration closes. You can also register in person on race day.

What to expect

The race begins at 8 a.m. and takes place in downtown Scranton along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.  

Results will be announced after the 5K/10K. The top male and female overall will win awards for these two races, as will the top three males and females in each age category below for each race:

  • 0–19
  • 20–29
  • 30–39
  • 40–49
  • 50–59
  • 60+

Kids can join in the fun, too, at our Tiny Trot — a fun Turkey Trot relay for children of all ages! A themed craft will round out the little ones’ race day festivities.

Ready to sign up? Register now.


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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.

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

Race results