5K Grind: The 2019 EDWINS Run for Re-Entry


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Every day men and women at EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute grind it out to get a second chance after incarceration.

Are you tough enough to push through the pain and pressure like they do?

Compete in the 5K Grind, our fourth annual EDWINS Run for Re-Entry, to show returning citizens everywhere that YOU support their right for fair and equal futures.

The race starts and ends at Shaker Square, but the course is unlike any other 5K in Cleveland.

Off road. Through the water. Uphill. Unbalanced. A battle between you and the terrain.

Sweepers will be on hand to remove the injured.

5K: Pre-Registration $25 • Registration Day Of $30

1-Mile Walk Option: Pre-Registration $15 • Registration Day of $20

Registration includes a t-shirt and admittance to the after-party with food, wine and beer.

Register here.

For more information, call 216-921-3333 or email info@edwinsrestaurant.org.

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Runners and walkers who pre-register by October 7, 2019, will receive a race t-shirt in their requested size. (After October 7, 2019, t-shirt sizes will be based on upon availability).

All runners and walkers will get timing and entry to the after-party on Shaker Square featuring live music, food, beer, wine and food prepared by EDWINS.

Online registration will close at midnight Eastern on Saturday, October 19, 2019, but day-of registration will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, in front of EDWINS Restaurant at 13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44120.


Start, finish
and celebrate at
Shaker Square



Sunday, October 20 at 10 a.m.
Family friendly
Proceeds will benefit EDWINS


Race t-shirt

Age group awards

Entry to the after-party
on the Square featuring
live music, and post-race
refreshments, including beer and wine, and food
prepared by EDWINS

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Friend at Finish 1

Platform Beer web logo

Clifford Norton Studio



Sawmill Creek Resort


The Black Pig


Loganberry Books



On the Rise

Mandel JCC


What do I get at the EDWINS Run for Re-Entry 5K and 1-Mile Walk?

All runners and walkers will receive a race t-shirt, timing, and entry to the after-party on Shaker Square featuring live music, refreshments, including beer and wine, and food prepared by EDWINS.


Where does the race course go?

The 5K Grind is the hardest 5K in Cleveland, featuring a course through the heart of Doan Brook with hilly terrain, water crossings, and narrow pathways. The race starts and ends at Shaker Square, but this 5K is unlike any other in Cleveland. You’ll experience an urban forest, rock formations, and surprises along the way!

The 1-mile walk option will be suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.

Course map coming soon. 


Can I pick up my race packet early?

Absolutely! Packet Pick-Up is available at Edwins Restaurant on Saturday, October 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also on race morning, Sunday, October 20, at 8:00 a.m. before the race starts at Shaker Square.


Will there be day-of registration available?

Yes, day-of registration will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, for $30 for the 5K run and $20 for the 1-mile walk.

Guests may also purchase our “Shortcut to the Finish” after-party pass for only $20. The after-party pass includes entry after 10:00 a.m. to the beer (and wine) garden on Shaker Square until 12:00 p.m.


When does the 5k Grind EDWINS Run for Re-Entry start?

The Edwins Run for Re-Entry 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, at Shaker Square in front of Edwins Restaurant at 13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44120.

5K runners will start at the front, and walkers will line up behind them.


Where do I park?

There is public parking behind all quadrants on Shaker Square (please note there may be meters that accept all silver change). You can also park along local side streets.

We suggest taking the rapid or using a ride share service for ease.


Are there awards?

Yes, there will be awards for top runners and by age groups.


Is there team registration?

Yes! Register four (4) or more 5K racers, or four (4) or more 1-mile walkers, or four (4) or more guests to Short Cut to Finish After-Party Passes at one time to create your team, and use coupon code TeamEDWINS at checkout to save 10% on your team registration.



Can I volunteer to help out with the Run for Re-Entry?

On your marks, get set and go for the gold as part of our planning committee for the fourth annual EDWINS Run for Re-Entry 5K and 1-Mile Walk on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

We need you to help us put on Cleveland’s hardest 5K featuring an after-party on Shaker Square with live music, beer, wine, and food prepared by EDWINS!

This committee helps with promotions, event logistics, registration, course marshaling, water stations, raffles, and more.

You need not be a runner or have any experience to be part of this committee – we welcome and value people of all abilities and perspectives!

If you’re interested in being part of the Run for Re-Entry 5K Gold Committee, please contact volunteer@edwinsrestaurant.org.


Can my business or group get recognition for sponsoring the Run for Re-Entry or donate tax-deductible goods or services?

Yes! Download information about sponsorship here.

If there is a sponsorship benefit or level you want to customize, contact us at info@edwinsrestaurant.org or (216) 921-3333.

We are also seeking donations of food, beverages, and raffle items. We would also love to learn more about in-kind service donations that you think could be helpful.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Contact us at info@edwinsrestaurant.org or (216) 921-3333 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the EDWINS Run for Re-Entry.