SPARTA, NJ – The 13th annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot drew runners from the county as well as visitors from Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont. 

The winner of the signature Sparta Education Foundation event was  Cole Wintheiser from Philadelphia.  He finished with a time of 16:05, followed by Jason Gibbons from Northport, New York at 16:39.  Narciso Mejia from New York City took third at 16:41.

Corrine Fitzgerald, also from New York City was the first woman to cross the finish line, twelfth overall with a time of 18:30.

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Robby Russo, 19, was the first Spartan to finish, taking fourth place overall with a time of 17:00.

According to the Sparta Education Foundation website 1674 people finished the event, walking and running in the “Tradition before the tradition." I