SPARTA, NJ—September 26, 2019--- The Sparta Education Foundation’s Thanksgiving morning fundraiser is the 13th Annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot 5K, one of Sparta’s best-loved events which has become “The Tradition Before The Tradition.” It’s a memorable way to celebrate the holiday with other members of the community who share the common goal of supporting strong public schools. Registration is now open for the Turkey Trot taking place on Thursday, November 28.

Register at or download the form 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 23. Additionally, on select Thursdays from 5 to 8pm 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 November 7. Krogh’s is also offering registrants a 10% discount on dinners when they sign up on one of those Thursday nights.

The packet pick-up and free pasta party for registered participants takes place on Wednesday, November 27 from 5 to 8pm at the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race beginning at 7am in the Lake Mohawk Country Club Ballroom. The pasta party is catered by Villa Capri II. There will be a Food Drive collecting non-perishable items for a local community food bank; please consider contributing boxed or can goods at the pasta party or on race morning.

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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; Dykstra Associates, P.C.; and Lake Mohawk Country Club. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, visit for more information.

The One-Mile 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. 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 $1,067,000 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 to learn about joining or volunteering.