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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

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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About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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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