(Photo above: Saturday winter morning group run starting at the Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta)
Welcome to the Sparta Runners Club!
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.
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
light-colored singlet and shorts
Source: Runners World Magazine.
News & Events:
2016 Outer Banks Fall Destination Club Race & 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:
Kill Devil Hills Beach,
Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 6 mile race on Sunday. 5K, 8K on Saturday. Arrive on Thursday (10th), Pasta Dinner Saturday night at Mary's house in Corola, Race on Sunday (13th), Celebration Sunday night, leave Monday (14th). Do as much of the weekend that you'd like. It's always a fun event to be away for a couple of days as a club. Something for everyone!
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.
Why Run with SRC?
Weekly group runs
Make new friends
Get in shape & Lose weight
Learn more about
For the Love of Running
Build up endurance
Get stronger in mind and body
Realize you are a runner,
Achieve a personal goal
The T-Shirt, of course!
Enjoy the beautiful trails