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Jersey Proud: Westfield man to run his 30th straight Cranford Firecracker 4 Miler

One of the runners Tuesday is Westfield's Howard Adams. This will be his 30th straight Firecracker 4 Miler. He first ran it in 1994 and he hasn't missed it since. Adams is now 68 and ready to make it 30 years in a row.

News 12 Staff

Jul 4, 2023, 2:29 AM

Updated 352 days ago

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Fourth of July morning in Cranford is one of the oldest races in the state: the Cranford Firecracker 4 Miler.
This year is the 44th annual event, and roughly 1,000 runners will crowd the starting line at Nomahegan Park.
The 4-mile run will bring them to Kenilworth and bring them back to the park to finish, with a winning time typically around 20 minutes.
One of the runners Tuesday is Westfield's Howard Adams. This will be his 30th straight Firecracker 4 Miler. He first ran it in 1994 and he hasn't missed it since. Adams is now 68 and ready to make it 30 years in a row.


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