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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Presented in partnership with AllOne Charities

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

(Free Tiny Trot race offered for children ages 13 and younger)

SCRANTON – Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students will host the 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 6. The event will also feature a Tiny Trot, including crafts, games, face painting and relay races, for children age 13 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit charitable organization Friends of the Poor.

Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. in the main lobby of Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building, located at 525 Pine St. in Scranton. The 5K and 10K runs and the Tiny Trot all begin at 8 a.m. All routes begin and end at the Medical Sciences Building on Pine Street. 

Online registration is open and will close on Friday, Oct. 28, at 11:59 p.m. Anyone who registers by Friday, Oct. 14, at 11:59 p.m. will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). 

For participants ages 14 and older, registration before race day is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. On race day, registration prices for the 5K and 10K will increase to $30 and $40, respectively. Tiny Trot registration for kids 13 and younger is free, but race organizers appreciate a donation of two canned goods on race day. If you are not participating as a runner but would still like to donate, follow the link below.

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About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate 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 state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

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