Close to 7,000 people will descend upon Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course the weekend of May 9th and 10th to participate in Tough Mudder, an obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork. The event will take place on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th, and will offer a 10+ mile course featuring entirely new and updated obstacles. See more details about this year's event.
Rocketship Sports Management and The Ohio State Reformatory Preservation society are excited to announce that they will be bringing a new 7k running road race to Mansfield July 25, 2015 . The Inaugural Shawshank Hustle will begin and end at the Ohio State Reformatory and visit Shawshank Redemption filming sites in downtown Mansfield including a water stop at Brooks’ Bench. Actor Scott Mann will serve as the official starter of this family friendly event that is open to runners, walkers and those that love the movie.
The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau invites local businesses to get noticed by thousands of visitors to the area at Tough Mudder Ohio. This 10-12-mile obstacle course event takes place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on May 9 & 10, 2015. Engage with Tough Mudder Ohio participants and spectators through a variety of local business sponsorship opportunities offered by Tough Mudder.
Amazing things continue to happen at BibleWalk, Ohio’s only life-size wax museum. The Walk of The Parables, BibleWalk’s newest exhibit, opens to the public March 21, 2015. The Walk of Parables consists of 39 original oil paintings, each four feet wide and seven feet high. The paintings are the work of noted religious artist Mark Pedro; and are thought to be the first series of paintings depicting the parables of Jesus ever undertaken by a single artist. They were formerly on display at Christus Gardens in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Tickets for the 2015 race season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, one of North America's most competitive race tracks, will go on sale February 2 at 10 a.m. ET. Four spectator events highlight the historic track's 2015 season schedule, with marquee events The Honda Indy 200 returning July 31-August 2 and the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 returning August 14-15. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will also host Ohio's 2015 Tough Mudder challenge on May 9 and 10.
The high-pitched hum of race cars will be replaced with the heavy sound of mudders huffing and puffing their way to the finish line over the racetrack, winding back roads and dense woods when Tough Mudder takes over the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on May 9 and 10, according to Tough Mudder officials.
MANSFIELD – More than 500 bowlers from the Ohio Women’s Bowling Association Senior Tournament will descend on Park Lanes this weekend and again Oct. 25 and 26. According to association director Nancy Frombaugh, about 500 women are expected over the two weekends, many of whom will be staying in local hotels, including the Holiday Inn downtown, said Kim Miers, marketing/meetings director for the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
MANSFIELD – It took Kevin Ruic five years, but the longtime motor sports showman will finally promote events at Mansfield Motorsports Park. Racing will return to the half-mile oval in 2015. The Avon Lake businessman said he reached a deal in principal with MMP owner Grant Milliron to bring up to six special events to track. Attempts to reach Milliron were unsuccessful.
The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 17th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. MIDDY Awards are presented for destination marketing and tourism development. Mansfield / Richland County CVB wins 3 marketing awards for Shawshank videos and the new Bike Trail map brochure.
Emily Pugh is a huge fan of the movie The Shawshank Redemption and traveled from Texas to experience last's year's Shawshank 20-Year Reunion in Mansfield, Ohio. She shared her memories from that visit and explained how it was one of her best weekends ever. Needless to say, she's excited to come back this year for the Shawshank 20th Anniversary. See her story