The Shawshank Hustle

August 17th, 2019

Join us for an escape from Shawshank State Prison on August 17th, 2019 at The Ohio State Reformatory. The 7k running race will feature five filming locations in The Shawshank Redemption. During the run you will pass The Bissman Building which served as The Portland Daily Bugle and Brewer Hotel, Carousel antiques which was the Pawn Shop window that Red looked through at the compass that would help him find the oak tree and 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. The course finishes with a tour of The Ohio State Reformatory where you can see the cell blocks, the Warden's office, desk and safe, the Parole Boardroom, Brooks' hotel room with a carving on the ceiling that reads, "Brooks was here. So was Red" are on display.  Andy Dufresne's actual escape tunnel that was used for filming is even on display! 

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Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it here at The Ohio State Reformatory.