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Turkey Trot 5K/10K

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.

2022 Turkey Trot 


See the results from our Turkey Trot on Nov. 6. 


Browse photos from the event.


Thank you to our donors:

  • Downtown Deli
  • Jitty Joe’s
  • Crunch Fitness
  • JCC
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Grande Pizza
  • Toyota of Scranton
  • Dr. Tanja Adonizio
  • Dennis Holmes

There’s still time to donate to support Friends of the Poor.


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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