Autumn Blaze 5K Returns Virtually for 2021
Proceeds from seventh annual race benefit three nonprofit organizations
For the second year in a row, the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Autumn Blaze 5K will take place virtually, with participants having eight days to complete the race on their own at any location.
Runners and walkers can hit the road, track or treadmill any time between Oct. 24 and 31.
Proceeds from the seventh annual Autumn Blaze will benefit Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the United Negro College Fund and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Tri-C launched the event in 2015 as part of its annual community giving campaign.
Last year’s virtual race raised more than $6,000 for the nonprofit agencies while attracting more than 180 participants.
Finishers can submit their time to compete for medals by age group. Participants are encouraged to share photos on social media using #AutumnBlaze5K.
Online registration is available at autumnblaze2021.eventbrite.com. Registration is $25 for community members or $20 for Tri-C students. All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a beanie with the Autumn Blaze logo.
The race took place at Tri-C’s Western Campus from 2015 to 2019, shifting to a virtual format last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
September 21, 2021
Erik Cassano, 216-987-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org