EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute Hosts First Annual ‘Run for Re-entry’

The 5k Race and after party will take place on Sunday, October 23rd and will include the first known race course to make its way through Cleveland’s beautiful, historic Buckeye neighborhood, home to the new EDWINS Second Chance Life Skill Center.

We have a vision for dramatically redeveloping this area, and using Buckeye-Shaker as a launch pad for EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, EDWINS Second Chance Life Skills Center, and ultimately one of the greatest culinary institutions in America.

The rain or shine event starts and ends at EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, located at 13101 Shaker Square. Runners will pass neighborhood monuments including Saint Luke’s Manor, the Moreland Theatre and Benedictine High School. The event will conclude with a post-race party and lunch prepared by the restaurant’s culinary team. Live music is provided by Big Ship, and awards are presented to various age groups. Participants can register online via Hermes Sports & Events.

Online registration closes Friday, October 21 at 9am. Race day registration is $30 for the 5k and $20 for the walk. Included with race entry is a T-shirt, food and drink. “The Run for Re-entry sheds light on an often-forgotten part of Cleveland,” said EDWINS Founder, CEO and 2016 CNN Hero Brandon Chrostowski.

The event is part of the organization’s ongoing mission to change the face of re-entry, while simultaneously affecting the Buckeye neighborhood. Chrostowski plans to purchase surrounding buildings in the near future, and also has his sights on winning the 100&Change grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The grant would allow EDWINS to build a village of community-driven, non-profit organizations and housing in the Buckeye neighborhood. The goal is to use the $100 million grant to eradicate recidivism inside this two square mile village and provide a place to welcome residents released from prison.

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Sponsors for the Run for Re-entry 5k include Saint Luke’s Foundation; Ohio Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank; Fairmount Santrol; Shaker Square Apartments; Dollar Bank; Community Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS), Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association; Cindy and Bob Stull; and Montlack Realty. ### ABOUT EDWINS: EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to give formerly incarcerated citizens a foundation in the hospitality industry. Founded by accomplished chef, sommelier, fromager and 2016 CNN Hero, Brandon Chrostowski, EDWINS is equal parts learning academy and sophisticated dining venue serving classic French cuisine.

The restaurant’s critically acclaimed menu, sleek Parisian style and remarkable mission have placed it among Cleveland’s top culinary destinations. The newest phase of EDWINS is the $1 million EDWINS Second Chance Life Skills Center opened in September 2016. Comprised of three buildings with a 20,000 sq. ft. footprint, EDWINS Second Chance Life Skills Center is a beacon of hope for students in need of housing and for those in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood. More information about EDWINS is available via their website, and you can also follow this #GoodCauseCLE on Facebook and Twitter.

*Disclaimer: The Good Cause Blog was asked to help promote the Race for Re-entry. In exchange, we were given one free race entry to give away to a lucku winner.

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