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Community Shares fundraiser - Tri-C Autumn Blaze 5K

Sunday, October 24, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021

Note: IRTF is one of 36 members of Community Shares of Greater Cleveland, a federation of social justice organizations. Donations to Community Shares are distributed each quarter to the 36 member organizations.  Each member organization is invited to participate in Community Shares activities (and, for doing so,  earns points to remain in good standing as a member). If you would like to participate in this activity on behalf of IRTF, please let us know: or 216 961 0003.

How to participate and benefit IRTF:

  • Register yourself for the race (3 points)
  • Sponsor a Tri-C student for the race (3 points) 

Registration Link:   

From Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C):

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 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