CRANFORD - The Cranford Jaycees Fourth of July Firecracker Four-Miler and Fun Run will be going virtual for its 41st year.

According to the release, participants can run in the traditional one or four-mile categories, or new to this year, the "open run" category that allows you to choose your distance at anytime and anywhere you wish during the holiday weekend. 

A live stream on TV35 and Facebook will commence at 8:15 a.m. with runner interviews, a live yoga warmup class, and the singing of our National Anthem. At 9:00 a.m., the traditional starting cannon will fire, officially kicking off the race.  

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Participants may submit their times in the race results system. There will also be new prize categories this year, such as Most Spirited Outfits and Participant Competing the Furthest Distance from Cranford. 

All registered participants will receive a commemorative race shirt. Shirts will be available for pre-race pickup for all who register by June 22nd. The first 400 adult entrants also receive an official pint glass. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Cranford Jaycees scholarship program and other community service efforts. The Jaycees recently awarded a total of $25,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Cranford.  

Registration is now live at Questions can be emailed to