CRANFORD, NJ – Registration is open for the Cranford Jaycees annual Firecracker 4-Miler and Fun Run.

This is the 38th Annual Firecracker Four Mile Run, hosted by the Cranford Jaycees. It is their main fundraising event to benefit the Jaycees Scholarship Fund.

“The Fund awards scholarships every year to high school seniors residing in the Township of Cranford who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and community service commitment,” the Jaycees website reads.

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The Firecracker Run has become a staple for 4th of July celebrations in Cranford. More than 1,300 racers attend the event that kicks off a day of celebration in town, including canoe races in Cranford’s portion of the Rahway River and the attractions in Nomahegan Park that lead up to fireworks.

Runners can register now, either online or via a print and mail form. It is $10 to register for the one-mile fun run and $27 to register for the four-mile run. Prices will rise after June 27. Additionally, all registered participants will receive a t-shirt. Those who register before June 10 will receive a commemorative pint glass.

After the race, runners can enjoy raffles, prizes, music, refreshments and face-painting. The fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. on July 4 at Nomahegan Park. The four-mile run will begin at 9 a.m. T-shirt pick up and same-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

The fun run is sponsored by Dave Weichert Magical Travel. The four-mile run is sponsored by Investors Bank.