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 Categories: For the 4 Miler, 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 for the 4 Mile race. 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.
Awards: We will be having a medal presentation for all categories after the race. All results will be posted online at SplitSecondRacing.net
Race Timing: Chip Timing by SplitSecondRacing.net 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, Cranford on the following dates
Wednesday 6/30 – 1 pm-5pm
Thursday 7/1 – 10 am-5:15 pm
Friday 7/2 – 10 am-5:15pm
Saturday 7/3 10 am-2pm.
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: Wearing a mask is not mandatory however we do advise that anybody who is not vaccinated wear a mask pre/post race, particularly if in close proximity to a large number of people.
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.
RAIN OR SHINE NO REFUNDS