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The Sparta Education Foundation’s Thanksgiving morning fundraiser is the 12th Annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot, one of Sparta’s best-loved events which has become “The Tradition Before The Tradition.” It’s a memorable way to spend Thanksgiving morning with other members of the community who share the common goal of supporting strong public schools. Registration is now open for the 2018 Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 22.

Runners can register online at or download the form at that website and mail it to The Sparta Education Foundation, PMB 126, 270 Sparta Avenue #104, Sparta, NJ 07871. All mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Saturday, November 18.

Additionally, every Thursday in October from 5 to 8pm at Krogh’s, the SEF will offer registrations at a $5 discount (5k registration only, no Fun Run discounts). Krogh’s will also be offering a 10{2b1dfe12867cfecc4d72bd9c6ff705a9929554caa46f0985d1a77982dcdde883} discount on dinners to any registrants on those evenings.

The packet pick-up and free pasta party for registered participants takes place on Wednesday, November 21 from 5 to 8 pm at the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race beginning at 7 am in the Lake Mohawk Country Club Ballroom. The pasta party is catered by Villa Capri II, a Silver Sponsor of the Turkey Trot.

Turkey Trot sponsors include Title Sponsor Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, Gold Sponsor ThorLabs, Bib Sponsor Eastern Propane, Goody Bag Sponsor Realty Executives and Leaderboard Sponsor Spavia. Silver Level Sponsors to date include Allstate Gargin Agency, Atlantic Health System-Newton Medical Center, Biondo Investments, Culligan Water-Andy Ball, Duphiney Financial Network, Krave Café + Caterers, Julia “Julie” Killen-Coldwell Banker, Integrity Dental of Sparta, Lake Mohawk Country Club, Pine Cone Chiropractic, LLC, SchoolCraft Studios, Sharpe Plumbing & Heating, Villa Capri II and Wellness Pediatrics. Silver and Bronze Level sponsorship opportunities are still available, and there are also many local businesses, volunteers and individuals who support the Turkey Trot at the Bronze Level or with in-kind donations. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach a huge audience and to contribute to a great cause…become a sponsor by filling out a Sponsorship Form at, emailing or calling 1-800-905-7331, and selecting the Turkey Trot extension.

The 1-mile Fun Run will start at 8:15 a.m. All participants will receive a medal at the completion of the run. The 5K will begin at 8:45 a.m. Both routes kick off in White Deer Plaza and follow East Shore Trail alongside Lake Mohawk. Each registered participant will receive a goody bag while supplies last. Don’t forget to like the Sparta Education Foundation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to share your pictures and experiences with the community.

Since 2006, the Sparta Education Foundation has funded over $1,013,000 in grants to all five of Sparta’s public schools. The Foundation is an all-volunteer, independent 501 (c) (3) NJ Non-Profit Corporation whose mission is to engage the entire community in philanthropic giving. Visit for more information about joining or volunteering.