7K Race participants to explore “The Shawshank Redemption” film locations

Front ViewMANSFIELD, OH USA – Runners, walkers and fans of the No. 1 movie of all time, “The Shawshank Redemption,” are invited to take their mark for the first-ever Shawshank Hustle. Beginning at the Ohio State Reformatory, which starred in the movie as the Shawshank Prison, this 7K trail will weave participants through many of the movie’s film locations. The race takes place July 25, starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration and additional information are available at ShawshankHustle.com

The four-plus mile run features five filming locations and concludes with a free tour of the Ohio State Reformatory and other film sites. Guests will experience Shawshank’s cell blocks, the Warden’s office, “The Hole,” Andy Dufresne’s escape route and other memorable movie settings. Race participants will also receive a custom Shawshank Hustle t-shirt; race bib; finisher medal; electronic chip timing; on-course and post-race food; chance for race awards; and actor meetings and autographs.

Filmed in Mansfield, Ohio, “The Shawshank Redemption” has received widespread critical acclaim and is consistently voted the No. 1 movie of all time by IMDB users and critics alike. The Ohio State Reformatory, a former state prison, is now a restored architecturally and culturally significant historic site open for public tours and overnight Ghost Hunts, April 1-Sept. 1. The prison also hosts a Haunted Prison Experience every fall, held in late September.

A destination unlike any other, Mansfield is home to a wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences, such as visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Mohican State Park, breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences.  Hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract travelers of all ages. Complete visitor information is available at www.MansfieldTourism.com or (800) 642-8282.

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Comp or press-rate trips, photos, video and interview opportunities available. Contact Amy Weirick,

 (O) 614.848.8380, (M) 614.296.8513 or amy@weirickcomminications.com.