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 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.
By Jeanna Sadowski, CVB Intern - I’ve 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, I’m an intern at the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau. I’ve 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.
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-Ohio’s driving school, The Mid-Ohio School, also released its 2015 course schedule.
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.