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Registration now open for 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton, Tiny Trot for children

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) medical students will host their ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 4, beginning with race-day registration at 8 a.m. in the main lobby of Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building located at 525 Pine Street, Scranton. The event will also feature a Tiny Trot, including crafts, games, face painting and relay races, for children ages 13 and younger, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Both the 5K and 10K runs begin at 9 a.m. and routes begin and end at the school’s Medical Sciences Building. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Poor’s holiday food giveaways.

Online registration is currently open and will close on Tuesday Oct. 30 at 11:59 p.m. All registrants will receive a T-shirt. For participants ages 14 and older, registration until race day is: $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Prices will increase to $30 and $40 for the 5k and 10k, respectively, on race day. For the Tiny Trot for ages 13 and younger, registration is free, but a donation of two canned goods on the day of the race is suggested.

To register, click here.

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GCSOM Turkey Trot Committee 2018
Gathering to plan Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 4 are GCSOM medical students, front row from left: Michelle Stefanelli; Alayna Craig-Lucas; Lauren Skudalski; and Brandon Bombar. Back row, from left: Neil Patel; Joseph Brutico; Madison Strony; Joshua Pettengill; Wojciech Losos; and Andre Dsouza.
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