Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about the race, packet pick-up and other race-related questions. If you didn't find your answer here, please email us at Thanks from the Race Staff!

How does a virtual run work?

It's easy! Register here: Then you pick the day, the time and the course during the week of the event: November 19--26. Once your done, log back into RunSignUp, click the Results tab and submit your time.

When is the deadline to register?

Online registration will open Sept. 1, 2020.
Please click the Register Now button and register using RunSignUp: Registration will close Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 5 pm EST

Do I have to register online?

Yes, all registrations are through RunSignUp:

Where and when is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up will be at Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, NJ 07871 beginning Monday, Nov. 16 through Wed., Nov. 25 between 5-7 p.m. Order dinner and pickup your packet too!

Can I pick up another runner's packet?

Yes, but please be sure you will be able to get the packet to the runner. Once the bib has been issued we will not be able to make a duplicate.

Do I have to train for a 5k?

A 5k --3.1 miles -- is attainable for most active people. You are not required to run the entire race and many people walk the course and are done in under an hour. Remember the goal is to have fun while raising money for Sparta Public Schools.

If you have a goal in mind or are new to running a 5K, there are many online resources for you. Here are a few favorites:

What if I can't make it, can I get a refund?

No, there are no refunds. Please remember the proceeds of the race are going to support the Sparta Public Schools.

I can't attend this event, but can I still donate to Sparta Education Foundation?

Absolutely! All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Click here to make a donation

I won't be in Sparta this year for Thanksgiving, can I still participate?

Yes! This year our event is virtual which means you pick the day, the course and most importantly, the time! The Krogh's Turkey Trot is from Thursday, Nov. 19 through Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.