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The 10th Annual Shawshank Hustle

The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44905

Starts: Saturday 10th of August 2024 at 8:00 am
Ends: Saturday 10th of August 2024 at 11:00 am (EST)

The 10th Annual Shawshank Hustle

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Shawshank Hustle LATE Registration
$70.00 Register
Shawshank Hustle Late Registration -- MAIL ME my packet upgrade
$90.00 Register
Shawshank Hustle LATE Registration -- VIRTUAL RACE Experience
$80.00 Register
VIP Parking
$10.00 Register
UPGRADE my Registration to VIRTUAL, Please!
$15.00 Register

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Event Details

On August 10, 2024 The Shawshank Hustle returns to Shawshank State Prison in Mansfield, OH for the 10th running of this epic race! This event has become wildly popular for it's fun and unique giveaways (and the Finisher's Medal!), it's no pressure and fun atmosphere on the course which makes it great for first time racers and experienced runners alike, and the unforgettable venue at the filming site of The Shawshank Redemption!  As they have been since our inception in 2015, our runners are eager to return once again to Mansfield and we know that many runners from around the country have earmarked this event as a Must-Do, so you'll want to sign up quick to secure your spot!

Race Date:  Saturday, August 10, 2024

Race Start Time:  8:00am (SHARP)

Race Location: The Ohio State Reformatory

                          100 Reformatory Road

                           Mansfield, Ohio 44905

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, August 8
1:00pm - 5:00pm Packet Pick up @ Buckeye State Credit Union - Mansfield Branch

Friday, August 9
10:00am - 6:00pm Packet Pick up
11:00am - The Prison Marketplace opens/Ohio State Reformatory tours begin

4:00pm - Last call for Self-Guided Tour entry
5:00pm - Reformatory tours end, must be out of the Reformatory by 5:00pm

Saturday, August 10
5:30am-7:30am Final Packet Pick up
5:30am The Prison Marketplace opens/Ohio State Reformatory tours begin
5:30am Parking Opens

7:00am Race Corrals open
7:30am Packet Pickup/Registration closes
7:45am Welcome from Ohio State Reformatory and Mansfield Tourism
7:50am National Anthem
7:55am Final instructions from race director
8:00am Start
9:30am-2pm Post event party at Phoenix Brewing Company, 131 N Diamond St., Mansfield
10:00am Course closes
10:00am Awards ceremony to be held at the start line


Packet Pick-up Options:

Thursday 1pm-5pm (Buckeye State Credit Union - Mansfield Branch)

Friday 10am-6pm (race site)

Saturday 5am-7:30am (race site)

If you would like to pick up someone else's packet, please have a copy of their ID with you.

NO Packets will be given out without proper ID.



Registration is currently open and closes when capacity is reached (2,500 participants)


$55.00 – Jan 21, 2024  thru Feb 29, 2024

$60.00  – March 1, 2024 thru  April 30, 2024

$65.00  – May 1, 2024  thru  June 30, 2024

$70.00  – July 1, 2024 until Race Day or Sell out, whichever comes first.



*If you would like to skip the lines at packet pickup, or are travelling from out of town and cannot pick up early, no worries, we can package and ship your items directly to your home! This option is available to addresses in the contiguous 48 US states only!! The price for this option is as follows:

$75.00 – Jan 21, 2024  thru Feb 29, 2024

$80.00  – March 1, 2024  thru  April 30, 2024

$85.00  – May 1, 2024  thru  June 30, 2024

$90.00  – July 1, 2024  thru  July 31, 2024



*Do you want to be a part of The Shawshank Hustle but cannot make it to Mansfield on Race Day?  No worries, we’ve got you covered!  Sign up for the virtual run and we’ll mail you your bib, shirt, medal, bag, and you can participate from your location on your own schedule!  Items will be shipped in mid-July to arrive before race day.  This option is available to addresses in the contiguous 48 US states only!! The price for this option is as follows:

$65.00 – Jan 21, 2024  thru Feb 29, 2024

$70.00  – March 1, 2024  thru  April 30, 2024

$75.00  – May 1, 2024  thru  June 30, 2024

$80.00  – July 1, 2024  thru  July 31, 2024


Race Participants Receive the following:

Custom Shawshank Hustle Tech Shirt (size is guaranteed if registered before June 30)

Shawshank Hustle Race Bib with Name Personalization (deadline for name on bib is June 30)

Shawshank Hustle Finisher's Medal 

The 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Medals were instant collectibles...what do we have in store for 2024?!  Just Wait!

Participants also receive the following perks: 

Free admission to The Ohio State Reformatory (Valid through 2024 tour season)
Free ride on the Richland Carrousel (Valid through 2024 season)
Free admission to Mansfield filming sites
Electronic Chip timing
On course hydration and Post-race food 
Chance for race awards

**FREE Professional Photography

**More FUN than should be allowed!

Parking Details:

Arrive Early! Arrive Early! Arrive Early!

The landscape surrounding the Ohio State Reformatory has changed dramatically (for the better) over the past few years and access to the previously used lots is inaccessible, so we will be utilizing an adjusted plan this season. In 2024 you’ll have two options:

Free Parking: Off site Parking opens at 5:00am and will be located in a surface lot located across RT 545 and will be accessible off of 5th Ave. It will be a short walk from your car to the Start/Finish line. Parking attendants will provide direction (841 5th Ave, Mansfield, Ohio).  

VIP parking: For a $10 donation to the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (selected at checkout) you can park on The Reformatory grounds just steps from the action. Due to limited space, this option will be limited to the first 1000 participants. VIP PARKING opens at 5:00am at Ohio State Reformatory 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield Ohio.  DO NOT forget to make the minimum $10 donation at checkout to secure your VIP Parking.

Handicapped Parking: All parking for those with handicapped passes will be FREE and located on site at the Mansfield Reformatory 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, Ohio 

There is a real working prison North of The Reformatory. Parking along the road, on private property, or in any prison lot will result in your car being towed-immediately.


Course Details:

The Shawshank Hustle race course starts and finishes at The Ohio State Reformatory and covers 4.6 miles.  Along the way you will view and have opportunities to visit and get pictures at the following filming sites:

*The Bissman Building which served as The Portland Daily Bugle and Brewer Hotel 
*Carrousel Antiques which was the Pawn Shop window that Red looked through at the compass that would help him find the oak tree 
*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 
*Shawshank State Prison: main filming site of The Shawshank Redemption. You can tour cell blocks, prison yard, iconic front entrance in addition to Andy’s escape tunnel, The Warden’s office with safe and desk, The Parole Board room and the Brewer Hotel room where “Brooks was here” is carved.

The course will take place on closed to traffic city streets from the Reformatory to The Carrousel District in Downtown Mansfield and back.  Roads will be closed to traffic for your safety. Please make your spectators, fans, and family members aware of road closures. The course will offer rolling hills in a commercial area and a final Road to Redemption hill back to The Reformatory. All roads are paved and the course does cross railroad tracks twice.  While race officials make every effort to alert the Railways that there will be an event crossing the tracks on our race date and time, we cannot guarantee that the race will not be impeded by a crossing.  In this instance, there will be no adjustment to race times to accommodate any delays.

There will be four on course water stops. Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 2.7, Mile 3.6 courtesey of our partners at Culligan Water of North Central Ohio to keep you hydrated! 

We will have on course Misting Stations at miles 2.1 & 3.1 to keep you cool! There is a two-hour limit on the course. Course will reopen to traffic at 10:00am

For a closer look at the course route and sights along the way, please check out the STRAVA data from our course preview.

Event Rules:

-The event is open to runners, walkers and is family friendly
-Runners must corral themselves based upon speed
-The course crosses railroad tracks, please take caution
-Everyone must have a number and timing chip to be on the course…NO BANDITS!
-No Pets
-Strollers are OK as long as you start in the back
-If you stop at the filming locations please be mindful of other participants continuing to run
-Headphones are allowed but please be aware of your surroundings
-We will not ship packets, T-shirts or awards (Unless you register with the Mail me my packet or virtual option)
-There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals
-Race will be held rain or shine
-We are not responsible for shirt sizes


Guards v. Inmates Challenge presented by Richland Public Health:

After BIG Back-to-Back Victories by the Guards in 2018 & 2019, the Inmates took the prize in 2020 & 2021 to even the score at 2-2!  After another win by narrow margin by the Inmates in 2022 to take the lead in the series the Guards wasted little time rallying for victory to even it back up in 2023?  Based on the predicted finishing time that you enter during registration, you will be separated as fairly as possible into two teams:  Guards and Inmates.  Depending on which team you are drafted on, your race bib and race shirt will be appropriately themed and that will be your “team” for race day.   Shortly before the race, our Warden will grace us all with his presence and will be racing against you on race day!  The team with the most participants who beat The Warden’s Finishing time on race day will be declared the winner!

We will draw 10 names from the winning team at random (must be a race day on-site finisher to win) and each of those 10 participants will win a FREE pair of running shoes!  Everyone on the winning team will receive a discount code for the 2025 event!  There’s a lot on the line, so get training and BEAT THAT WARDEN!

Can you beat our Warden?

Buckeye State Credit Union - STRONG Finish Challenge:

Our presenting sponsor, Buckeye State Credit Union, believes in finishing strong…thus the Buckeye State Credit Union Strong Finish Challenge!

When you see this sign, you will know you have .25 miles remaining in the race, that means it’s time to kick it in and finish the race strong! IF you run the final .25 miles at a faster pace than you ran for the entire distance, you will be considered a strong finisher and be entered into the drawing for one of 10 FREE entries to the following year of the Shawshank Hustle!
Results will be posted online, and the winners will be announced the week after the race during our Facebook live event that we use to reveal the winner of the guard vs. inmate challenge!

Event Timing:

The Shawshank Hustle utilizes Mylaps disposable bib-tag timing technology with the help of our friends at Mid Ohio Race Management.  There will be timing mats at the Start, Finish, and one location on the course for tracking purposes.  Results are being streamed live at:  midohiorm.com

We will also post paper copies of the results on race site near the merchandise tent.

Past Results can be found here:










Race Awards:

Are you looking to show just how fast you can escape from Shawshank?  If so, we have you covered with very cool awards!

Prize packs will be given to the following winners:

-Top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers (regardless of age)

In addition, we will award the top three male and female finishers in the below categories with custom Shawshank themed awards:

-10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ and Wheelchair

The awards ceremony will be held at the start line at 10:00am and awards will NOT be mailed…must be present to receive your award.

Costume Contest:

Design and wear your best Shawshank Redemption themed attire or accessory. 

The rules:
-You may enter either as an individual or with a group
-Costume must not interfere with the safety of you or those around you in any way
-You are not required to run the event in your costume
-Decisions of the judges are final!
-Judging will take place at the start/finish line at 7:20 am

Awards will take place at awards ceremony immediately after Judging and the following categories will be awarded:

-Best Shawshshank themed costume
-Best Group
-Best Individual

Show off your Fandom at our Shawshank Costume Contest!



FREE professional photos will be available post-race Courtesey of our sponsors at Snap 24/7 Fitness!!

View 2018 photos HERE

View 2019 photos HERE

View 2021 photos HERE

View 2022 photos HERE

View 2023 photos HERE

Post-Race Activities:

Plan to stay for food and fun following the race. Participants can use their tour ticket to tour the reformatory, visit vendors, and just take in the atmosphere of a truly unique event!

OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY: Phoenix Brewing Company 131 N Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902 from 9:30am-2pm

Fleet Feet Pace Team:

Fleet Feet Wooster PACE TEAM: We will have pacers available on the course who will be running the following paces.......

7:00min/mi, 7:30min/mi, 8:00min/mi, 8:30min/mi, 9:00min/mi, 9:30min/mi, 10:00min/mi, 10:30min/mi, 11:00min/mi, 11:30min/mi, 12:00min/mi, 12:30min/mi, 13:00min/mi, and 16:00min/mi.

All of the pace team members are experienced runners and pacers and will get you to your goal....just jump in and go!


Proceeds will benefit the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society.  Learn more about the mission of this great group and their efforts to preserve this amazing piece of history HERE.


Shawshank Fans!  Mark your calendar now!  The 10th Anniversary of the Shawshank Hustle is just one event happening in Mansfield in conjuction with the 30th Anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption!  Get busy living and join fans from around the world for the 30th Anniversary of “The Shawshank Redemption.”  Plan your trip to all 15 filming sites in Mansfield, Ashland, and Upper Sandusky, OH, August 9-11, 2024 for a weekend celebrating the No. 1 movie of all time (IMDb).

Our teams at Destination Mansfield and The Ohio State Reformatory are working hard behind the scenes to bring you an unforgettable weekend.  They will unveil more details at shawshank30.com and on all “The Shawshank Trail” social platforms.  You won’t want to miss a single moment of this extraordinary occasion!


An event of this magnitude CANNOT happen without the help of so many dedicated volunteers!  We are grateful for your help and a link to register for volunteer positions is coming soon!

Congratulations to our RACE FOUNDERS:

These folks have joined us for every Hustle since its inception!  With 107 strong members of the Founder's group, you can follow them for a good time!  They've been there, seen that when it comes to The Hustle and have THE BEST stories to tell!  Look for the word FOUNDER on their bib and introduce yourself!

First Last City, State   First Last City, State   First Last City, State
Bobbi Alspach Marion, OH   Ashley Garcia Lewis Center, OH   Melissa Rismiller Arcanum, OH
Eddie Armor Reynoldsburg, OH   Ryan Garcia Lewis Center, OH   Katie Roesch Galion, OH
Leeann Ballish Cleveland, OH   Brown Ginny Chillicothe, OH   Tony Rue Grove City, OH
Rae Barr Mansfield, OH   Rebecca Hall Brunswick, OH   Shannon Salupo Mentor, OH
James Beadnell Sebring, OH   Melinda Hammond Simpsonville, SC   Bradly Schiefer Mansfield, OH
John Beadnell Alliance, OH   Eric Haney Maumee, OH   Deanna Seagraves Marysville, OH
Benjamin Behm North Olmsted, OH   Angela Hansen Ashville, OH   Lyndsey Seagraves Marysville, OH
Erin Behm North Olmsted, OH   Chad Hansen Ashville, OH   Frank Shaffer Mansfield, OH
Donald Bernardo Chagrin Falls, OH   Bernie Hart Carrollton, OH   Sara Shanteau Oak Harbor, OH
Kathryn Bernardo Chagrin Falls, OH   Heather Hawk frank Stow, OH   Adam Sharpe Galloway, OH
Heather Blasczyk Canal Fulton, OH   Lyndsey Henricksen Akron, OH   Patrick Simon Perrysville, OH
Brett Boyce Hebron, OH   Cynthia Herman Millersburg, OH   Caleb Skidmore Attica, OH
Sandy Boyd Mansfield, OH   Andrea Heyer-jones Powell, OH   Mike Skidmore Attica, OH
Jeff Brocketti Fairfax, VA   Christopher Hoff West Chester, OH   Cheryl Smith Ashland, OH
Jason Brooks Millersburg, OH   Herb Homan Mansfield, OH   Jodie Snavely Bellville, OH
Lisa Bruening Waukesha, WI   Sue Homan Mansfield, OH   Magaret Soria Mansfield, OH
Nanette Burkhart Crestline, OH   Patricia Horsley Bucyrus, OH   Jim Sotak Hilliard, OH
Shawn Burkhart Crestline, OH   Darlene Hunter Mansfield, OH   Hope Spring Polk, OH
Steven Carrick Dublin, OH   Bart Hustack Loudonville, OH   Deborah Stacy Springfield, OH
Wendy Cherni Brunswick, OH   Robyn Kennelly-demshar Jefferson, OH   Jeff Stacy Springfield, OH
Janice Clark Kent, OH   Greg Kingsley Burton, OH   Sarah Tatum Mansfield, OH
Angela Courtney Delphos, OH   Jessica Knapp Whitehouse, OH   Joshua Thomas Eaton, OH
Kristie Cranford Henderson, NV   Sandy Kreuz Mansfield, OH   Michele Thomas Eaton, OH
Kristie Cranford Henderson, NV   Karen Krupp Norwalk, OH   Mendy Tucker West Chester, OH
Laura Dankovic Mansfield, OH   Heidi Laird Des Plaines, IL   Megan Vasicek Cleveland, OH
Mary Davis Mansfield, OH   Jerry Lambdin Dayton, OH   Michaele VonVille-Feuillerat Delaware, OH
Betty Dean Loudonville, OH   Nikki Lewis Mansfield, OH   Vince Vrhovnik Mentor, OH
Latoya Dickens-jones Canton, OH   Donald Mcconnell Marion, OH   Alan Waite Mount Vernon, OH
Scoop Diehl Chagrin Falls, OH   Michelle Mcconnell Marion, OH   Cindy Waite Bellville, OH
Jennifer Dilgard Mount Vernon, OH   Mark Morris Mansfield, OH   Valerie Wallace Mansfield, OH
Marc Dinopoulos Galena, OH   Robert Patterson Des Plaines, IL   Emily Weisbrod Cincinnati, OH
Jackie Duncan Ontario, OH   Michael Phipps Mansfield, OH   Connie Williams Topeka, IN
Dawn Edmiston Cuyahoga Falls, OH   Amanda Pierce Mansfield, OH   Joe Yu Cleveland, OH
Wendy Flory Midland, MI   Brandon Polley Wooster, OH   Tracy Zeigler Mount Gilead, OH
Dave Frank Stow, OH   Rachael Reeder Wapakoneta, OH   Traci Zellner Bucyrus, OH
Jon Fulwider Mansfield, OH   Kevin Rismiller Arcanum, OH        

Thank you to our Sponsors!

When & Where

The Ohio State Reformatory

100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44905

Saturday 10th of August 2024 at 8:00 am - Saturday 10th of August 2024 at 11:00 am (EST)

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