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Registration now open for 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton

Free Tiny Trot race offered for children ages 13 and younger

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) students will host their 10th annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 3, beginning with race-day registration at 7 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 a.m. Both the 5K and 10K runs will begin at 8:30 a.m. and routes begin and end at the school’s Medical Sciences Building. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit charitable organization, Friends of the Poor.

Online registration is currently open and will close on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. All registrants will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last - 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.). For participants ages 14 and older, registration prior to race day is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Prices for the 5k and 10k will increase to $30 and $40, respectively, on race day. For those aged 13 and younger, Tiny Trot registration is free, but a donation of two canned goods on race day is appreciated. If you are not participating as a runner but still wish to donate, please follow the link below.

*Daylight savings time occurs on Nov. 3; remember to set clocks back one hour for race day!*

For more information or to register,


About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the nation. The school also has more than 500 residents and fellows in 31 accredited residency programs and 23 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.


About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

GCSOM Turkey Trot 2019 Commitee
Gathering to plan Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s 10th annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 3 are, first row from left: Johanna Dungca (Turkey Trot Committee secretary), Janki Patel (donations), Jessica Baylor (president) and Meghan Loftus, president and CEO of Friends of the Poor. Second row: Emily Christie (vice president), Meredith Hanrahan (race day), Alex Haber (donations) and David Fear (race day). Back row: Gustin Reynolds (donations), Dougan McGrath (marketing), Corey Suraci (donations) and Jeffrey Perluke (marketing).
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
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