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Face Your Fears at Tough Mudder

By Jodie Snavely   |  May 6, 2015

Woman shares what it's like to run Tough Mudder for the first time. She says, "Three years ago I witnessed my first Tough Mudder event, as a volunteer for the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau at Tough Mudder Ohio in Mansfield. I didnít know what to expect, except from stories Iíd heard. Thinking thereís no way I could do this. Iím fit, but not that fit! Ē Hear how volunteer Jodie Snavely turned into the runner.

New Location and Obstacles for Tough Mudder Ohio

By WMFD- TV   |  April 29, 2015

For a third consecutive year, Tough Mudder will host an event in North Central Ohio. The extreme obstacle course made it's home at Mansfield Lahm Airport during the past two events, but Tough Mudder Ohio will receive a change of scenery this year. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington is the event's new location, and construction is underway to redesign the landscape from race track to mud run. VIEW VIDEO HERE.

Mansfield to Host Spherion Mid Ohio 13ER Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run

April 28, 2015

Grab your running shoes and start training! Itís official; Mansfield launches a new half marathon event over Labor Day weekend this year. The Spherion Mid Ohio 13ER comes from a community-wide effort to draw attention to drug prevention and treatment, while putting the area on the map with the half marathon running community with a quality race experience. For those starting their fitness journey, there will also be a 5K Fun Run included in the day.

Arbor Day Tree Planting at Ohio State Reformatory

April 24, 2015

The City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission has chosen to celebrate our 20 years of being designated as a Tree City USA, with a very special Arbor Day Celebration at the Ohio State Reformatory (OSR). The City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission was joined by OSR Board members, including Board President Nancy Darby, Executive Director Paul Smith, and representatives of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lee Tasseff and Jodie Snavely, as a White Oak was planted commemorating the Shawshank Trail and the filming of the Shawshank Redemption in Mansfield, Ohio 20 years ago.

Mid-Ohio Job Fair for Race Season

By Mid Ohio Sports Car Course   |  April 8, 2015

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio is reaching out to the community to fill seasonal part-time and full-time positions for its 2015 race season. The historic tracks 11th annual job fair will take place Friday, April 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Goodyear Tower located in the lower paddock area of the track.


April 7, 2015

By Jeanna Sadowski, CVB Intern - Iíve lived in Mansfield all of my life. I spent my childhood exploring the gardens and feeding the ducks of Kingwood Center, watching plays at The Renaissance Theatre and staring in awe at the historic Bissman Building. But now, Iím an intern at the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Iíve learned so much about my hometown and all that it offers since I started my internship and it only enhances my childhood experiences. Seeing these local attractions through the eyes of visitors who travel great distances to explore these sites made me want to know more about their history.

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Single-day tickets on sale now for Mid-Ohioís 2015 race season

By Mid Ohio Sports Car Course   |  March 16, 2015

Single-day tickets for the 2015 race season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are now available. The historic track will kick-off its 54th year of racing with the Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, taking place June 25-28. Single-day tickets start at $20. Mid-Ohioís driving school, The Mid-Ohio School, also released its 2015 course schedule.

TOUGH MUDDER Returns to Ohio

By Tough Mudder   |  March 4, 2015

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.

Shawshank Hustle 7K Run in Mansfield

February 27, 2015

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 Brooksí 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.

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Reach Tough Mudder Audience with Local Business Sponsorships

By Mansfield/Richland County CVB   |  February 27, 2015

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.

The Shawshank Trail
Richland Carrousel Park
Kehoe Center
Renassaince Performing Arts
Best Western Richland Inn