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The Shawshank Hustle, a 7K race open to runners and walkers, returns for a second year in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The event takes place at the famous
The only thing better than a good old-fashioned home cooked meal would have to be the homemade dessert that comes after the meal. Luckily these sweet treats are available year round here in the Mansfield and Richland County area and the options are endless.
Live racing in north central Ohio draws closer by the minute! For those fans counting down the days, here's a recap of the area's race schedules. Remember, there are two tracks for the 2016 with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington and the oval up north at the Spitzer Motor Speedway. This season brings many exciting events to these historic track like IndyCar, NASCAR Xfinity, Top Speed Modifieds, the return of the SCCA Championship Runoffs, concerts and even highly competitive Bull Riding!
Come witness the past as it comes to life at 39th Annual Ohio Civil War Show and 24th Annual Artillery show at the Richland County Fairgrounds on Saturday April 30 through Sunday May 1. The Civil War Show gives you the perfect opportunity to fall back in time and observe iconic moments in history with powerful re-enactments, 6-Gun Battery firing demonstrations, a Civil War Field Hospital presented by the Society of Civil War Surgeons, Fife and Drum Corp presentations, and over 750 vendors.
Revel in the beauty of springtime in Ohio with Mohican Wildlife Weekend April 22-24, 2016! This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of the program. This year is even more special with a focus on the biodiversity of the area, which showcases the wonderful variety of species we have right here in Richland and Ashland County. With 30 different programs to attend at nine different locations, this diverse lineup will help you learn about the rich history and wildlife in the Mohican area. There are opportunities to explore for the whole family and the perfect chance to enjoy the outdoors. See the full weekend schedule.
If youâ€™ve been training and building up your stamina and endurance for any of the various running, walking, or obstacle course events coming up this year, look no further! The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau has all of the information you need in order to get out and be active. Visit www.MansfieldTourism.com for a complete list of this yearâ€™s running events under the Calendar of Events section. The website allows you to customize your search and Sports & Recreation now includes 5K/ Running Events. You can also access this complete list under "What to DO" under Sports & Recreation in other sections of the tourism website. Here are a few key local events that you wonâ€™t want to miss!
Join us in historic downtown Mansfield for the 21st Annual Heart of the City Cruise In. Ranked number 3 in the State of Ohio for midsized car shows by Cruisin Times Magazine, The Heart of the City Cruise In has it all! Last summer's car show was a great event for the community and drew thousands of people into downtown Mansfield. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 and will include live entertainment, an updated Vendor's Alley, 100 trophies, as well as a pre-registration drawing for $100. Team up with other community members to make this year stronger than ever. Become a sponsor!
Our Texas Roadhouse, located at 515 N. Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario, Ohio, holds true to the values of the company along with the ideal of getting involved with the local community. In the past, Texas Roadhouse staff volunteered at the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau Info Booth at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. They helped race fans find places to eat after the event, as well as acted as ambassadors to all the lodging, diniing, attractions, shopping, and recreation in the area. Texas Roadhouse also participates in the CVB's MUD DEALS and RACE DEALS programs. The goal is to offer deals and discounts to visitors to help them stretch their budget during special events like Tough Mudder and Races. We appreciate our CVB members partnering with us on special events and programs.
The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a new Shawshank Trail website. The new website includes beautiful pictures, a comprehensive â€śfrequently asked questionsâ€ť page, videos and podcasts about the filming locations and soon a download link to a newly designed and reformatted Shawshank Trail guide. Movie aficionados, tourists or locals looking for an authentic movie experience should look no further than www.ShawshankTrail.com.
Tough Mudder, a 10+ mile obstacle course event, returns for a 4th year in Mansfield, Ohio on May 7 & 8, 2016. This yearâ€™s event returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for the 2nd year. Tough Mudder is a big draw globally as events are held in Australia, England, as well as cities all over the United States. This event brings many opportunities to the area, whether youâ€™re a participating athlete, business owner looking for exposure, or a helpful volunteer.