Registration is now open for the Turkey Trot taking place on Thursday, Nov. 28.
The Sparta Education Foundation’s (SEF) Thanksgiving morning fundraiser is the 13th Annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot 5K, one of Sparta’s bestloved events which has become “The Tradition Before The Tradition.” It’s a memorable way to celebrate the holiday with the community.
Register at kroghsturkeytrot.com or download the form and mail it to the Sparta Education Foundation, PMB 126, 270 Sparta Avenue #104, Sparta, NJ 07871. All mailin registrations must be postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 23. Additionally, on select Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. at Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, the SEF will offer a $5 discount on registrations (5K registrations only, no Fun Run discounts). Thursday night dates include October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7. Krogh’s is also offering registrants a 10% discount on dinners when they sign up on a Thursday night.
The packet pickup and free pasta party, by Villa Capri II, for registered participants is Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lake Mohawk Country Club. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race beginning at 7 a.m. in the Lake Mohawk Country Club Ballroom. There will be a Food Drive collecting nonperishable items for a local community food bank on the morning of the race.
Current 2019 Turkey Trot sponsors include Title Sponsor Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub; Gold Sponsor ThorLabs; Bib Sponsor Eastern Propane; Grandstand Sponsor Regional Cancer Care Associates; Leaderboard Sponsor Spavia and Goody Bag Sponsor Realty Executives. Silver Level sponsors include The John L. and Grace P. Soldoveri Foundation; Sharpe Plumbing; Wellness Pediatrics; Villa Capri II; SchoolCraft Studios; Comegno Law Group, P.C.; The O’Donnell Law Firm; Duphiney Financial Network; Dykstra Associates, P.C.; and Lake Mohawk Country Club. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, visit kroghsturkeytrot.com for more information.
The OneMile Fun Run starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K begins 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.
Since 2006, the Sparta Education Foundation has funded over $1,067,000 in grants to all five of Sparta’s public schools. The Foundation is an allvolunteer, independent 501 (c) (3) NJ NonProfit Corporation whose mission is to engage the entire community in philanthropic giving. Visit spartaeducationfoundation.org to learn more or to volunteer.