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Turkey Trot 5K/10K

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9th Annual Turkey Trot

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

The 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Walk/Run in support of Friends of the Poor will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m., and will be preceded by a Tiny Tot Turkey Trot for children at 8:30 a.m. with activities continuing through the morning. This year the theme for the race will be "The Turkey Doctor!"

Please join us following the race for a fun-filled morning of raffles, prizes, kid relays, crafts and more as we support Friends of the Poor.


Registration is now open! Register or donate to Friends of the Poor online.

Contact us

If you have any questions, call 570-504-7000 or email

Check out our Facebook event page.

2018 routes

Previous race results


Friends of the Poor

About Friends of the Poor

Friends of the Poor, based in Scranton, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to ease the burden of living in poverty and enhance the quality of life for all who live in the low income community. The ministry has served the needs of residents in the greater Scranton area for more than 25 years and is an outreach ministry of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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.