Sparta to host festival and fitness expo

Event to be held April 26 at The Fieldhouse

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SPARTA — Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Sports Health will present The 16th Annual USATF-sanctioned Grand Prix Event, Main St. 5K/10K Festival and Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 26, starting at 9 a.m.

The event will be held at The Fieldhouse at Sparta Athletic, located at 115 Sparta Ave.

It will be the site of the fundraising event to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey. SONJ is a 501(c)3 non-profit, offering free year-round sports training and competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Sparta Main St. 5K/10K Festival and Fitness Expo offers free massages, food, product sampling, a bounce house, door prizes and giveaways. Free race finish photos are available for runners and walkers.

More than 120 medals and watches will be awarded by age group. Participants have a chance to win special sponsored trophies, which will be given to the top three male and female 5k and 10k runners. A cash incentive will be awarded to the fastest male and female at Mile 1 for both the 5k and 10K.

Around noon the grand prize winner will be announced and receive a propane grill, donated by Eastern Propane.

For directions, parking, how to become a sponsor, wellness vendor, participant or volunteer visit

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