TCMC’s 6th annual “Turkey Trot” to benefit Friends of the Poor


The Commonwealth Medical College’s students will host the sixth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run in downtown Scranton on Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. The event will also feature a Tiny Trot for children 13 and under. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Poor’s annual Thanksgiving community dinner.

Check-in begins at 8:00a.m. in the main lobby of TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building located at 525 Pine Street, Scranton. Races begin at 9:00 a.m., and routes begin and end at TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building.

Pre-registration through November 1 for runners ages 14 and up is $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, and $20 for the non-competitive family 5K “Fun Run.” After November 1st through race day, registration is $35 for the 5K, $45 for the 10K, and $25 for the non-competitive family 5K “Fun Run.” T-shirts will be provided to registered Turkey Trot participants. Registration for the Tiny Trot is $5, or two canned goods to be donated to the food drive.

Turkey Trot participants are also invited to bring food and clothing donations the morning of race day.

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Photo : TCMC’s 6th annual Turkey Trot to benefit Friends of the Poor will take place Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. The event organizers include second-year TCMC medical students, TCMC staff, and representatives from Friends of the Poor:

First row (L to R): Bridget Barry, Friends of the Poor; Kathleen O’Leary, Shiremanstown, PA; Brittany Austin, Harveys Lake, PA; Kaitlyn Nielson, Superior, WI; Jeanne Sullivan, Saxonburg, PA; Julia Kolcharno,  Director of Student Affairs at TCMC
Middle row (L to R): Sister Ann Walsh, IHM, Friends of the Poor; Alexandra Chop, Mt Pleasant, PA; Emily Amendola, Mountain Top, PA; Abbi Woll, Danville, PA; Matthew Lucarelli, System Developer at TCMC; Sydney Huerbin, Gibsonia, PA
Back row (L to R): Chris Doherty, Friends of the Poor; Dave DiPipi, Friends of the Poor; Amanda Radisic, Audubon, PA; Jay Fortin, Senior Director of Technology Services at TCMC; Allie Scalzo, Harding, PA

(Information from Heather Davis)

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