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Date(s) - 11/06/2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Downtown Scranton

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At Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth), their mission is to “serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional and evidence-based model.” As part of their commitment to the community, they are organizing the 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K walk/run to benefit Friends of the Poor.

This year’s event will take place Sunday, Nov. 6, and they are planning on an in-person race this year! The race takes place in downtown Scranton along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and begins at 8 a.m.

Support the community by registering for the 5K walk/run for $25 or the 10K walk/run for $35. Online registration will remain open until Nov. 3, but they encourage you to register before this date as prices will increase after pre-registration closes. There will also be an option to register in-person on race day.

You will get a free T-shirt if you sign up by Oct. 14! They encourage everyone to pick-up their race material on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Geisinger Commonwealth lobby (525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA, 18509). You can opt out of the free T-shirt.

The event will also 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!

Turkey Trot benefits Friends of the Poor, a non-profit agency that has served the Scranton area since 1986. The organization seeks to ease the burden of living in poverty and enhance the quality of life for all. They operate eight food pantries throughout the county, as well as offer clothing, furniture, household items, utility assistance, medical transportation, summer camps, after-school programs, among other programs.

More information about other ways to support Turkey Trot and Friends of the Poor, T-shirt pickup and the award ceremony will be posted at

If you would like to learn more about the impact that Friends of the Poor has on our local community, visit

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

Awards: 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.


$25 for the 5K & $35 for the 10K