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8:00AM Sunday, July 4th @ Nomahegan Park

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Firecracker 4 MileThe Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler is back to a live race for 2021!

The 42nd Annual Firecracker race takes place in Cranford on July 4th on a fast, flat,  USATF certified, scenic course on tree lined streets and bike trails. Races include the traditional 4 miler course, 1 mile family fun run and a virtual run option.

Technical race shirts and souvenir race pint glasses available. Mile splits, water stops and chip timing.

Location: Start/Finish at Nomahegan Park, 1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford NJ.

Parking: Parking is available across the street from the race start/finish area at the Union County College carpark.

Time: Fun Run starts at 8am, 4 Miler starts at 8.30am

Pricing: 4 Miler - $30 until June 27, $35 until July 4. Fun Run - $15. Virtual Run $25.

Swag: Technical race shirt guaranteed for all runners registered by June 27th. Pint glass guaranteed for 4 Mile and Virtual runners registered by June 10th.

Race Shirts: High quality technical race shirts with race logo. Available in both Ladies and Unisex styles. Please see Ladies sizing guide here and please see Unisex sizing guide here.

Race Categories: There will be Overall and Age Group categories for Male and Female. We also have Team categories as detailed below.

We are also including a Virtual Run option for anyone who cannot make it to the Firecracker 4 Miler on July 4th. This allows you to still get a race shirt and souvenir pint glass while doing your run, where ever you may be on the day. Results for Virtual runners will not be recorded.

Team Categories: The following team categories are available. Each participant may only enter 1 team category, for example a parent cannot enter a Parent/Child category and the Couples category. Both team members must enter the same Team Name when registering for the team event. The team name does not have to be a family name, it can be any name you chose, but must be the same for both team members.

  • Couples
  • Parent/Daughter
  • Parent/Son

Awards: Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations,  we will not be having the traditional medal ceremony post race but results for all categories will be posted online at

Race Timing: Chip timing by and live results posted as runners cross the finish line. An instant email will go out to each finisher as they finish, so check your email. We will use a chip timing mat at the start to allow for appropriate spacing of runners along Springfield Ave. Each runner's timing will begin when they individually cross the starting mat. Your results will be calculated by your chip time only.

Race Entries: All entries will be online this year, we will have no paper forms available for mail in entries or for day of registrations. Entries will be open up until 8am on the morning of the race. Please signup online before arriving to the race venue.

Pre-Race Pickup: Pickup of race shirts, pints and bibs will be hosted at Cougar Headquarters, 415 Centennial Ave from 6/30 to 7/3 (Detailed times will be announced closer to the pickup dates). We encourage as many runners as possible to go to the pre-race pickup, to minimize crowding at the start area on the morning of the race. Please have your race bib number ready when you go to pickup, this will be sent to you by email starting two weeks prior to race day.

Race Day Pickup: Day of race pickup of shirts and bibs will begin at 7am. Please have your race bib number available when you come to the pickup area to collect your bib.

Covid-19 Precautions: All runners must bring a mask to the race. MASKS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. While waiting in the park or on Springfiled Avenue prior to the race start, all runners must wear their masks. Once your race starts you are free to remove the mask. When your run is finished, you must wear your mask again while in the finish area.

We ask that spectators do not attend the start area, unless in the case where an adult has to accompany a minor.

Unless you need to pick up your bib at the start on race day, we ask runners not to arrive very early to the start area. We also ask that runners do not linger at the finish area for too long after your race is finished. We will have bottled water at the finish area but will not have other refeshments, ice-cream and face painting activities.

Water Stops: We will have bottled water available at the finish line and there will be water stops as usual out on the course, but runners can bring their own water if they prefer to drink that during the race.



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Click here for the 2020 results in all categories.