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Big Crowds for the Tradition Before the Tradition

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Registration in the Lake Mohawk Country Club ballroom Credits: Keith Dericks
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Credits: Keith Dericks
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Getting ready for the race Credits: Keith Dericks
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Elaine and Gary Bartholomew getting ready to run Credits: Keith Dericks
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Crowd in the White Deer Plaza Credits: Keith Dericks
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 Sparta High School Principal Janet Ferraro, the official Turkey Trot race starter, gets ready to begin the 5K Credits: provided by the Sparta Education Foundation
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Credits: Keith Dericks
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Credits: Keith Dericks
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Credits: Keith Dericks
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Credits: Keith Dericks
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 Santa Claus shows his support for The Sparta Education Foundation at Krogh's Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning Credits: provided by the Sparta Education Foundation
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 Thousands gathered in White Deer Plaza before the start of Krogh's Turkey Trot in Sparta Credits: provided by the Sparta Education Foundation
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Credits: Keith Dericks
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Crossing the finish line at the Turkey Trot Credits: Keith Dericks
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Finishing the race Credits: Keith Dericks
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Sabrina Lucas, left, Race Director, and Kylen Anderson, right, Race Chair for Krogh's Turkey Trot fundraiser for the Sparta Education Foundation Credits: provided by the Sparta Education Foundation
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Runners jockey for position at the starting line of Krogh's Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in Sparta Credits: provided by the Sparta Education Foundation
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SPARTA, NJ – White Deer Plaza in Sparta was stuffed with 2,200 participants of the Sparta Education Foundation’s Ninth Annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot.  Volunteers had been setting up since Wednesday afternoon to have the 5K Tradition before the Tradition run as smoothly as possible.

Sparta High School students from Shacappella sang the National Anthem before the race.  Janet Ferraro, the Sparta High School principal, was the official race starter.

The fun run started at 8:15 a.m. with the main event kicking off at 8:45 a.m.  The race has grown to be recognized as the fifth largest 5K in New Jersey with all of the money raised returning to support the Sparta public schools.

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This year’s race included a food drive to benefit area food banks. 

“What a fantastic turnout for the Turkey Trot, and what a wonderful way to begin Thanksgiving day with so many enthusiastic attendees,” said Dorothy LaBeau, President of the Sparta Education Foundation. “I am thrilled to see so many people show up as runners, walkers, volunteers and everyone who comes to cheer on the participants. This successful day wouldn’t be possible without the support of our many sponsors and dedicated volunteers who make the Turkey Trot go smoothly. We truly have a lot to be grateful for on this Thanksgiving morning.”

Many got into the spirit of the event wearing turkey and pilgrim hats and other costumes.  There was a Sparta Spartan, the Krogh’s Crow and even a Santa was seen in the crowd, mingling with race participants.

On Wednesday night the racers were invited to fuel up and register at a pasta party at the Lake Mohawk Country Club catered by Villa Capri II. 

The Turkey Trot event was chaired by Kylen Anderson and directed by Sabrina Lucas and LaBeau.  "Many volunteers and sponsors contributed to make this a successful event," said trustee of the Sparta Education Foundation. 

Anderson, also a member of the Sparta Board of Education said, “How lucky we are to live in this community.”

The first to cross the finish line was Sparta resident Justin Scheid.  Race results.

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