ETS Firecracker 5K

2022 ETS Firecracker 5K

Join us for the 17th annual ETS Firecracker 5K, which will be held June 1 – 15. Participants are welcome to walk, run, or ride at their own pace throughout the two-week period. Proceeds from this event will support YWCA Princeton’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women through programs and resources that address inequity by creating opportunities for personal and professional development, wellness, and connecting with others.

Click here to register Sponsorship Opportunities 

If you are an ETS employee, please contact Terri Flowers at or race manager, Jessica Kaschak at for your unique link to register for free.

For questions regarding sustaining sponsorships, please contact Tatiana Dodge, Donor Engagement, Corporate Partnerships, and Grants Manager at or (609) 240-1379.


Participants will complete the 5K at their own pace between Wednesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 15. We recommend using a site like: to layout a 5K course in your own neighborhood. Those wishing to compete for fastest runner may enter their time results. Instructions are below.

Cost: There is a $50 registration fee that will be built into the challenged $100 minimum fundraising goal. Our overall fundraising goal for the 2022 Firecracker is $20,000–your support is critical in helping us reach our goal! This website allows you to create your own page and share on social media. It’s as easy as asking 5 friends for $10! Join the fun for a good cause.

T-shirts: All registrants will have the opportunity to pick up an event t-shirt at YWCA Princeton.

Kickoff: Participants will receive a recorded video message from our CEO, Tay Walker, on Wednesday, June 1st.

Awards: We will give a medal for: Fastest 5K runner, Furthest Distance runner; Highest Individual Fundraiser, and Highest Team Fundraiser.

Virtual Closing Ceremony: Participants will receive an email invite with link to participate in our virtual closing ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, June 16th at 6:00 pm. Awards will be announced at the ceremony.

The ETS Firecracker 5K  was initially created to support YWCA Princeton’s Bilingual Nursery School. In the years since then, all of our classes in our childcare wing, now known as The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton, include bilingual learning. This expansion and strengthening of our curriculum is in large part thanks to the support we’ve received from ETS and community members such as yourself over the years! This year, proceeds through the ETS Firecracker 5K Run/Walk/Roll will support the YWCA Princeton mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Sustaining Sponsors

Empowering Heroes

Opportunity Builder

Changer Maker





Media Sponsors

The Montgomery Newspaper, Riverview Studios, Central New Jersey Network