Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students plan annual Turkey Trot

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, from left, first row, Michelle Stefanelli of Moscow; Alayna Craig-Lucas, Scranton; Lauren Skudalski, Kingston Township and Brandon Bombar, Scranton. Second row, Neil Patel of Mountain Top; Joseph Brutico, Clarks Summit; Madison Strony, Clarks Summit; Joshua Pettengill, State College; Wojciech Losos, Dover, Delaware; and Andre Dsouza, Mountain Top. - Submitted photo

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) medical students will host their ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton Sunday, Nov. 4, beginning with race-day registration at 8 a.m. in the main lobby of Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building, 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 at 11:49 p.m. 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.

For more information or to register, www.geisinger.edu/turkeytrot

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, from left, first row, Michelle Stefanelli of Moscow; Alayna Craig-Lucas, Scranton; Lauren Skudalski, Kingston Township and Brandon Bombar, Scranton. Second row, Neil Patel of Mountain Top; Joseph Brutico, Clarks Summit; Madison Strony, Clarks Summit; Joshua Pettengill, State College; Wojciech Losos, Dover, Delaware; and Andre Dsouza, Mountain Top.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_TurkeyTrotCommittee2018.jpgGathering 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, from left, first row, Michelle Stefanelli of Moscow; Alayna Craig-Lucas, Scranton; Lauren Skudalski, Kingston Township and Brandon Bombar, Scranton. Second row, Neil Patel of Mountain Top; Joseph Brutico, Clarks Summit; Madison Strony, Clarks Summit; Joshua Pettengill, State College; Wojciech Losos, Dover, Delaware; and Andre Dsouza, Mountain Top. Submitted photo