Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler, Fun Run, and Open Run | Cranford Jaycees

Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler, Fun Run, and Open Run

2020 race results are in! Click here for the results in all categories.

Saturday July 4th


Brighton Air Corp Investors Bank

Race Details

The Cranford Jaycees Firecracker Four Miler and Fun Run will be virtual in 2020. You can run or walk any distance at any location to be part of this year’s Firecracker.

We will have the traditional 4 mile category, a 1 mile fun run category and a new Open Run category allowing you to choose your distance.

After registering at you will be emailed a link to record your run time and distance post-race.

Follow the Cranford Jaycees Facebook page for information on additional elements we're organizing the big day. Since it is a virtual event this year, we plan to leave registration open until July 7th, and you have up until July 12th to perform your run and upload your time.

Race Prizes

We will have prizes this year for the fastest male and female for the traditional 4 mile race distance. The 4 mile distance does not have to be run on the traditional Firecracker course, but to be eligible for these prizes your time must be recorded on a sports watch/device and uploaded using the MapLink Field for verification.

We will also have prizes for:

  • The runner who completes the longest distance in the Open Run category (distance must be recorded on an sports watch/device).
  • The runner who runs the virtual Firecracker the furthest distance from Cranford. Location can be verified either via GPS location using a sports watch/device or by photographic evidence from the day of your run.

Stay tuned to the Firecracker event page on Facebook for details on other prizes, such as most patriotic outfits and oldest Firecracker shirt.

Race Entry

Register at

  • High school students & younger - $18 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt
  • Adults - $30 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt, plus pint glass (limited to the first 400 entrants).

For all entries received by June 22nd, shirts and pints will be available for pick-up prior to the race.

For anyone who registers after June 22nd we will have a secondary pick-up date post-race, so you can still get your souvenir race shirt.

All entrants will receive a shirt.

Unisex and Ladies style technical shirts available.
Ladies sizing guide
Unisex Sizing guide

Race Fundraising

All proceeds from this year’s race will go towards the Jaycees Scholarship fund and other beneficiaries from our general fundraising fund. Some of our fundraising events have already been cancelled this year and all proceeds from the race will be used to fulfill our charitable commitments.

While the Firecracker will look different this year, we know it is a big part of Cranford's Fourth of July tradition, and we're working hard to preserve as many of its aspects as possible. Thanks as always for your support!