CRANFORD, NJ – Runners of all ages can participate in Centennial Village’s seventh annual 5K June 4 to raise funds to maintain and vitalize the Centennial Avenue business district.

The race winds through Cranford’s South Side, starting at Lincoln School on Centennial Avenue and looping through Centennial Village and Mohawk Park. The top three male and female participants overall and in each age group will receive awards. The youngest age group includes runners age 14 and under and the categories go up to age 70 and older.

In addition, the best decorated stroller for Cranford spirit will win a prize, along with raffles from local businesses in which all runners will be entered. Post-race snacks will also be donated by local businesses.

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“Last year’s race saw over 150 runners from Cranford and surrounding towns,” the Centennial Village Group said in a press release. “Participants in the family-friendly race ranged from high school students to parents with kids in strollers and senior citizens.  Residents along the route came out to support the runners, cooling them down with mists of water and shouting to cheer them on.  The Centennial Village Group expects an even larger turnout of runners and supporters for this year’s race.”

The race will begin at 9 a.m. at Lincoln School. To register, visit by May 21. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for runners ages 18 and under, and includes a tech t-shirt. Race-day registration will also be available, starting at 8 a.m. Same day registration costs $30 for adults and $20 for children.