GCSOM Turkey Trot- to benefit Friends of the Poor
At Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), we are dedicated to "serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional and evidence-based model." As part of our commitment to the community, we are organizing the 11th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Walk/Run on behalf of Friends of the Poor. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Turkey Trot 5K/10K Walk/Run is virtual.
The event will be held from Sunday, November 1, 2020 through Sunday, November 8, 2020 (Eastern time). It will be during this timeframe that runners and walkers can run/walk the 5K/10K and submit their times to TurkeyTrotFOTP@gmail.com.
Run either the 5K or 10K race for only $25! New this year, complete the Turkey Double. Run both the 5K and the 10K for one low price of $35. Simply sign up for the Turkey Double and send us in your times for both races.
In addition to the 5K/10K, we are pleased to provide "Tiny Trot" art activities. At https://www.geisinger.edu/turkeytrot, short videos will be posted of GCSOM students making and guiding viewers through kid-friendly Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts projects! Instructions and samples will also be available. Access to these Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts videos is free, but with a suggested donation to Friends of the Poor.
Please note that you will get a free t-shirt if you sign up by Sunday, October 18, 2020 (Eastern time)! T-shirts must be picked up at GCSOM (525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18509), otherwise shipping and handling fees will apply. You can opt out of the free t-shirt. Times for picking up t-shirts at GCSOM will be posted at https://www.geisinger.edu/turkeytrot. Anyone who registers after Sunday, October 18 is not guaranteed a free t-shirt- so register as soon as you can to get your t-shirt! Registration will remain open until Sunday, November 8, 2020 at noon (Eastern time).
Turkey Trot proceeds benefit 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, and the award ceremony and pickup will be posted at https://www.geisinger.edu/turkeytrot.
If you would like to learn more about the impact that Friends of the Poor has on our local community, please visit https://www.friendsofthepoorscranton.org.
Results: Live race results can be found at the following link; Virtual Turkey Trot Live Results
Awards: Awards will be given to the top overall male and female for both races, as well as the top male and female in each age category below for each race.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE