Amendola, Fellow Medical Students Plan Turkey Trot

Stephanie Amendola of Mountain Top, together with other Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine second-year medical students, planned and will host the school’s eighth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Nov. 5. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Poor’s annual Thanksgiving community dinner.

Race-day registration begins 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.

Online registration is currently open and will close on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 11:59 p. m. All registrants will receive a T-shirt. For ages 14 and older, registration until race day is: $25 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K. Prices will increase to $30 and $45 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.

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