BECOME A SPONSOR  •  Register for the 5K Grind or 1-Mile Walk •  Volunteer  •  FAQs  

 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 6th annual EDWINS Run for Re-Entry, to show returning citizens everywhere that YOU support their right for fair and equal futures.

WHERE:

The race starts and ends at Shaker Square, but the course is unlike any other 5K in Cleveland.
Off road. Uphill. Unbalanced. A battle between you and the terrain.

WHEN:

Sunday, October 17 at 10 a.m.

PRICING:

PRE-REGISTRATION
5K: $25
1-mile walk: $15

DAY-OF REGISTRATION
5K: $30
1-mile walk: $20

Registration includes a t-shirt (guaranteed to those who pre-register by 10/3 – subject to availability thereafter) and timing.

Register here.

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

Runners and walkers who pre-register by October 3, 2021, will receive a race t-shirt in their requested size. (After October 3, 2021, t-shirt sizes will be based on upon availability).

Online registration will close on October 16, 2021 at 9 am, but day-of registration will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 17 in front of EDWINS Restaurant at 13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44120.

 

Family friendly. Proceeds will benefit EDWINS. Runners and walkers must follow the rules of the road.

 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors! 

Trailblazer • $5,000

Cleveland Clinic


Forerunner • $2,500

Cindy & Bob Stull

Just Do It For Darius

St. Luke’s Foundation

 

Pacesetter • $1,000

Catholic Diocese Of Cleveland Ministry to the Incarcerated

CareSource

Cuyahoga Community College

RPM International, Inc.

Strassman Insurance Services

 

Sprinter $500

 Community Assessment & Treatment Services

Elk & Elk

 Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

Margaret Toohey

Revati Wellness

Shaker Quality Auto Body Repair

 

Friend at the Finish Line $100

Alyson &Alan Charnas

Brian Dieckmann 

Green Road Waste & Recycling

Marita Kavalec-Hayes

Leta & Mike Obertacz

Joyce Shaw

The Wasielewskis

 

FAQs

 

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 and timing.

Where does the race course go? The 5K Grind is the hardest 5K in Cleveland, featuring a course with hilly terrain, dirt trails, 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.

When and where can i pick up my packet? Packet Pick-Up will be the day of the race at Edwins Restaurant (13101 Shaker Square) on Sunday, October 17 , from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Will there be day-of registration available? Yes, day-of registration will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, for $30 for the 5K run and $20 for the 1-mile walk.

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 17, at Shaker Square in front of Edwins Restaurant at 13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44120.

How will the race be structured? We will be sending off participants in groups of 10 every 5 minutes from 10am-11am. Please choose a time slot when registering (limit is 10 people per slot).

What should I do on race day? Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your time slot. Warm up near your vehicle before you arrive to pick up your chip. Each runner will pick up their chip at the registration table and head directly to the start line and begin. If you are waiting for a friend or a group of runners, please wait at your car and come to the starting area when all participants are ready to run. The course is on public sidewalks and paths open to the public.  There are also driveways and cars so please be aware of your surroundings. 

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.

Can I volunteer to help out with the Run for Re-Entry? If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact katy@edwinsrestaurant.org.