June 9,2018

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The Shawshank Redemption was filmed at fourteen sites in and around Mansfield Ohio with The Ohio State Reformatory serving as the primary location as The Shawshank State Prison.

Join us for an escape from Shawshank State Prison on June 9, 2018 at The Ohio State Reformatory. The 7k running race will feature five filming locations in The Shawshank Redemption. During the run you will pass The Bissman Building which served as The Portland Daily Bugle and Brewer Hotel, Carousel antiques which was the Pawn Shop window that Red looked through at the compass that would help him find the oak tree and 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. The course finishes with a tour of The Ohio State Reformatory where you can see the cell blocks, the Warden's office, desk and safe, the Parole Board room, Brooks' hotel room with a carving on the ceiling that reads, "Brooks was here. So was Red" are on display.  Andy Dufresne's actual escape tunnel that was used for filming is even on display! 

The event will take place on closed to traffic city streets from the Reformatory to The Carousel district in Downtown Mansfield. All runners will also be permitted to ride The Richland Carrousel during the run. The course will offer rolling hills in a commercial area and a final Road to Redemption hill back to The Reformatory.  There will be four on course water stops. We will be utilizing electronic chip timing from Good Times event services that will offer live scrolling results via television monitor and internet. A new custom finisher medal is being designed for this year's event.  The event is open to runners, walkers and is family friendly.

We welcome Scott Mann who portrayed Golf Pro Glenn Quentin and Renee Blaine who portrayed Andy’s wife Linda Dufresne.  Scott and Renee will be available for autographs, photos and to answer your questions regarding the movie and their experience on Friday and Saturday.


Additional movies sites will also be open by special arrangement. Check back for a full listing of sites that will be available. Visit www.shawshanktrail.com for a guide to all sites, directions, maps and information.

Race proceeds support Ohio State Reformatory Preservation Society

There is a working State prison to the North of The Ohio State Reformatory.
Photography of the working prison or photos at the rear of The Ohio State Reformatory are strictly prohibited

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