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Turkey Trot 5K/10K

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, 8 a.m.

Friends of the Poor hosts a yearly Thanksgiving dinner that serves several hundred people. Proceeds from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Turkey Trot 5K/10K benefit this important event and the organization’s other work throughout the Thanksgiving holiday season.

Thanks to AllOne Charities for their partnership.


Online registration is open through Nov. 3 at noon. The deadline to receive a T-shirt is Oct. 6. You can opt out of the free t-shirt.

  • 5K walk/run = $30
  • 10K walk/run = $40

You'll also be able to register for the event on-site for an increased price.


The race takes place in downtown Scranton, starting at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and makes its way down to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
525 Pine Street
Scranton, PA 18510

Packet pick-up

We encourage everyone to pick-up their race material on Nov. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Geisinger Commonwealth lobby.


Results and awards 

Results will be announced following the completion of the 5K/10K.

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:

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

Tiny Trot

The event will 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.


Special thanks to our 2023 sponsors:

  • Kenmawr Plaza True Value
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Northeast Radiation Oncology Center
  • Ellen Mellody

Contact us

Questions? Email

Friends of the Poor

Previous Turkey Trots

Race results


About Friends of the Poor

Friends of the Poor is a nonprofit organization that helps meet people’s basic needs for food, clothing and household items. Friends of the Poor was founded in 1986 by Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, and is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. To learn more, visit their website or like them on Facebook.