Richland Public Health is an official race sponsor for the 2019 Shawshank Hustle. This 7K race will be August 17 starting at 7:30 a.m. from the historic Ohio State Reformatory.

The Shawshank Hustle celebrates its 5-year anniversary on the same weekend that The Shawshank Redemption celebrates its 25th anniversary of the filming of the movie.

The Shawshank Hustle race course starts and finishes at The Ohio State Reformatory and covers 4.6 miles.  Along the way you will view and have opportunities to visit and get pictures at the following filming sites:

• The Bissman Building which served as The Portland Daily Bugle and Brewer Hotel
• Carrousel Antiques which was the Pawn Shop window that Red looked through at the compass that would help him find the oak tree
• Brook’s Bench where Brooks sits down on the bench in Central Park to feed the birds, hoping his friend Jake (his pet crow) will show up to say hello, but he never does
• Shawshank State Prison: main filming site of The Shawshank Redemption. You can tour cell blocks, prison yard, iconic front entrance in addition to Andy’s escape tunnel, The Warden’s office with safe and desk, The Parole Board room and the Brewer Hotel room where “Brooks was here” is carved.

A previous Shawshank Hustle at the start of the uphill run to downtown Mansfield.

The course will take place on closed to traffic city streets from the Reformatory to The Carrousel District in Downtown Mansfield and back.  Roads will be closed to traffic for your safety. Please make your spectators, fans, and family members aware of road closures. The course will offer rolling hills in a commercial area and a final Road to Redemption hill back to The Reformatory. All roads are paved and the course does cross railroad tracks twice.

There will be four on course water stops. Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 2.7, Mile 3.6. There is a two-hour limit on the course. The course will reopen to traffic at 9:30 am.

Guards v. Inmates Challenge presented by Richland Public Health:

After a BIG VICTORY by the Guards in 2018, the challenge continues in 2019!  Based on your predicted finishing time that you enter during registration, you will be separated as fairly as possible into two teams:  Guards and Inmates.  Depending on which team you are drafted on, your race bib and race shirt will be appropriately themed and that will be your “team” for race day.  Shortly before the race, our Warden will grace us all with his presence and will be racing against you on race day! The team with the most participants who beat The Warden’s finishing time on race day will be declared the winner!

We will draw 10 names from the winning team at random (must be a finisher to win) and each of those 10 participants will win a FREE pair of ASICS shoes!  Everyone on the winning team will receive a discount code for the 2020 event!  There’s a lot on the line, so get training and

Can you beat our Warden?


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