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Hands Up

Welcome to the Sparta Runners Club!

No. The two runners pictured above were not being caught by the police. They were simple showing how to maximize your work out by doing arm raises while running. We are a talented bunch.

The Sparta Runners Club, Inc. (SRC) is a group of runners and joggers from Sparta and the surrounding areas of New Jersey. Our charter is to provide a way for you to meet with other recreational and competitive runners of all abilities to train, exchange information, provide support and develop friendship, fellowship and camaraderie.

Quick note about this site: The Club Calendar and Gallery utilize Google features and will open in new windows. Anywhere we have a link to a page that is not SRC, it should open in a new window as well.

Dressing Right for the Weather

Okay - we aren't really sure if it's spring, fall, summer or winter. It appears that Mother Nature is just winging it on a day-to-day basis! Not to worry! Runner's World has put together a list of what-to-wear regardless of She tosses our way.

Note: on very windy days, you may need to dress warmer and don a wind shell (jacket). Also, remember exposed skin is vulnerable to frost bite, so make sure you can quickly get inside to warm-up.

Temperatures are in °F, "+" = gloves & hat

>70°F       Lightweight, light-colored singlet and shorts
60-69       Tank top or singlet and shorts
50-59       T-shirt and shorts
40-49       Long-sleeve shirt and tights or shorts
30-39       Long-sleeve shirt and tights +
20-29       2 upper-body layers and 1 lower body layer +
10-19       2 upper-body layers, 1/2 lower body layers +
0-9          2/3 upper body layers, 1/2 lower body layers +
<0           3 upper body layers, 2 lower body layers +

Source: Runners World Magazine

Check out our Runs page for more info on how to join us for a trial run. Traveling to Sussex County and looking for a group to run? Send us a note; we love visitors!

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News & Events:

2013 Club Marathon Weekend

Every year the club looks for a destination Marathon and Half-Marathon Weekend to do as a group event. Aside from getting to compete in a road race, its a great social event, and club members have grown strong friendships as a result of the camaraderie and support.

Past destinations have included the NJ Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, the Cape Cod Marathon and the Philadelphia Marathon.

This year's event is the Wineglass Marathon and Half-Marathon October 4-6, 2013.

Wineglass Marathon Web Site

Some of us are doing the Half Marathon others the Full Marathon. Those not racing will be cheering their friends on from the side lines.

Wanna join us?

Why Run with SRC?

Weekly group runs

Make new friends 

Get in shape & Lose weight 

Learn more about 
running and training

For the Love of Running 

Build up endurance

Get stronger in mind and body 

Realize you are a runner,
no matter your speed or distance

Achieve a personal goal 

The T-Shirt, of course! 

Enjoy the beautiful trails 
and parks of New Jersey

More Reasons ...

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