The Sparta Education Foundation thanks everyone for participating in the 9th Annual Krogh's Turkey Trot! We truly appreciate your support which benefits our public schools in the form of educational grants. Since 2006, we have awarded over $657,300 with 49 grants, and the Turkey Trot is our biggest fundraiser. With your help we will continue to fund even more grants in the future.

Here's a recap of the 12 grants awarded during the 2014-15 school year:
● 5 Electric Instruments--SMS Orchestra
● Coral Reef Project-- SHS STEM
● 25 iPads--Alpine STEP Program
● SHS Robotics - 5 Year Grant
● VariQuest Poster Maker-- SMS
● 5 Document Cameras-- SMS
● 25 Electronic Balances--SMS Science
● 5 BrightLink Projectors -- SMS
● 12 Nikon Cameras-- SHS Photography Classes
● Golf Equipment-- SMS
● 32 Document Cameras--Alpine, Helen Morgan, Mohawk Avenue & SMS
● Yamaha Clavinova Electric Piano for MAS

Thank you again for supporting the Sparta Education Foundation. For information about volunteering and other ways to become involved, visit us at

Find the results from the 2015 event here.

View the photo gallery here.

See you in 2016!

Welcome to the official page of the Kroghs Turkey Trot--one of Sparta's best loved events and our annual "Tradition Before the Tradition." What better way to spend a beautiful Thanksgiving morning than with other members of the community who share a common goal...supporting strong public schools.

Produced by Sparta Education Foundation, the Krogh's Turkey Trot has become New Jersey's 5th largest 5k run and proceeds from the race benefit the Sparta public schools. Our 2016 event will be Thursday, November 24. So before your guests arrive, before football starts, and before you feast, come walk, run, jog, skip or trot and have fun while making a difference!

Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram and share your pictures and experiences with the community.

Watch the video of the 2014 Turkey Trot.

We'd like to thank all our sponsors who help make this event a success. A special thanks to:

For a full listing of our sponsors, or it you are interested in becoming a sponsor, visit the Sponsors page.

  • Beginning of a perfect day

    Beginning of a perfect day

  • Sole Sisters

    Sole Sisters

  • Getting ready for the race

    Getting ready for the race

  • Keep Calm and Turkey Trot On!

    Keep Calm and Turkey Trot On!

  • Start of the Fun Run

    Start of the Fun Run

  • Sparta's Finest

    Sparta's Finest

  • Two Cousins on the Run

    Two Cousins on the Run

  • Repeat runner

    Repeat runner

  • Start of the 5K

    Start of the 5K

  • Kroghs Eye View of the crowd

    Kroghs Eye View of the crowd

  • Kroghs 5K Trophy

    Kroghs 5K Trophy