Monday, January 25, 2016

Shawshank Hustle 7k

Registration is open for Shawshank Hustle Year 2 June 11 at The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield

The Shawshank Hustle, a 7K race open to runners, walkers and those who love the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Beginning and ending at the Ohio State Reformatory, where much of the movie was filmed in 1993 the race begins at 8:30 a.m. The course will take participants past additional filming sites including Brooks' Bench in Central Park, Brewer hotel, pawn shop window and Portland Daily Bugle.

Roger Bowersock, who operates Greenville based nonprofit Rocketship Sports Management, said all proceeds will support the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, which operates the prison-turned-museum on Ohio 545.

An event limit of 3000 participants has been posted and quickly sold out in 2015. New this year includes two showings of Shawshank Redemption at the location if its filming, Sponsorship from running shoe manufacturer Saucony and the Shawshank Prison bus will be onsite during the weekend.

Returning actor Scott Mann who portrayed Glenn Quentin will be joined by Jim Kisicki who portrayed the bank manager.

Included in registration is a custom finisher medal, custom event number, commemorative Saucony event shirt, actor meetings, chip timing, chance at custom awards, on course and post-race snacks and a tour of The Ohio State Reformatory.

Registration opened Jan. 1 with nearly 700 participants from fourteen states committing to the event already. Registration is open online at the event website,, and will stay open until event capacity of 3,000 is reached. More details about the race, maps, volunteer positions, schedule, sponsorship opportunities and much more are also available on the website.

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