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Turkey Trot 5K/10K

10th Annual Turkey Trot

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

2017 Turkey Trot logo

Proceeds support Friends of the Poor!

Register today!

Our 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Walk/Run in support of Friends of the Poor will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 525 Pine St., Scranton.

There will also be a Tiny Trot races (approx. 100-200 meters), face painting, and arts & crafts for kids 13 and under starting at 8 a.m.! Tiny Trot activities are free, with a suggested donation of canned goods for the Friends of the Poor Food Pantry.

Race-day registration will be from 7-8:15 a.m.

5K/10K races begin at 8:30 a.m.

Please join us following the race for a fun-filled morning of raffles, prizes and more!

Thank you to AllOne for their partnership. All proceeds support Friends of the Poor!


Register here!

Please note: The deadline to pre-register and receive a t-shirt is Saturday, Oct. 12. Anyone who registers after this date is not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Race-day registration will be from 7-8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Course information

5K route
10K route

Packet pick-up

Packet pick-up will be held at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 525 Pine Street, Scranton, on Friday, Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 12-3 p.m.

Directions and parking

Click here for directions and parking information. Lots B and F will be open for race participants beginning at 6:30 a.m. on race day.


If you would like to become a Turkey Trot sponsor or donate to Friends of the Poor, click here!

Contact us

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

Check out our Facebook event page.

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to:

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.

Previous Turkey Trots

Race results