Concert Featuring Sanctus Real & Anthony Mossburg


$5 off your $15 Ticket! Offer only available by phone or in person.  Have your race confirmation number in order to receive the discount.  Call (740) 593-1780.

Race for a Reason is excited to announce a pre-race concert featuring two-time GRAMMY® nominated and Dove Award winning Sanctus Real with opening act Anthony Mossburg.

Friday, April 25th
7:00pm at The Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on the Ohio University Campus


Any group of 10 or more can receive $5 off each $15 ticket.  Offer only available by phone or in person.

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Don’t have transportation to the race? If you live is Columbus or Cincinnati you can get a round-trip ticket on GoBus for $2.50. Just use the discount code RACE14 and you can come in on Friday late afternoon for the concert and leave on Saturday afternoon after you enjoy the post race award ceremony at Fitness Fest in TailGreat Park. Transportation of bicycles is included. Detailed instructions on how to use your GoBus discount code and listed below:

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Considering the average shelf life of most bands these days, it’s a particularly rare quality when a group not only sticks together for the long haul but maintains a strong sense of mission in the process. For Sanctus Real who began sixteen years ago in the basement of the home belonging to guitarist Chris Rohman’s parents, their purpose has never wavered even as musical trends have come and gone.

Basically, making music for purely music’s sake or trying to keep pace with rock ‘n’ roll’s definition of what’s cool has never been an option. Instead, no matter the season, whether it’s one characterized by struggle, victory or something in between, Sanctus Real remained sure and steady and written songs that honestly reflect the complex journey of faith.

Always running toward the only thing they know, namely God’s Word and His unfailing promises, Sanctus Real’s sixth studio album, Run, is a new collection of lyrics and melodies shot straight from the hearts of a weathered yet determined band of comrades who clearly still love collaborating. Building upon their Grammy-nominated 2010 album Pieces Of A Real Heart that featured the breakout track “Lead Me,” the band continues to devote itself to writing songs they pray will matter.

Rather than simply glossing over struggles, Sanctus Real hasn’t been afraid to shine a light on them. And by being transparent about what they’ve been through, songs like “I’m Not Alright,” “Don’t Give Up” and “We Need Each Other” have emerged as encouraging anthems of hope and healing that listeners can cling to in their own trying times.


Moving forward with an even stronger sense of what they want to communicate about life and faith than ever before, the months leading up to recording Run were trying. Forced yet again to practice what they preach, the band’s home on the road, their tour bus, also burst into flames. While nobody was hurt, a miracle considering just how bad the fire was and that vocalist Matt Hammitt and drummer Mark Graalman’s kids were riding with the band, too, life still wasn’t exactly easy in the aftermath.

In fact, for guitarist/keyboardist Pete Prevost, all the problems along the way pretty much feel like just par for the course. “Every album, something always comes up,” Pete shares. “Even though the fire was awful, it didn’t really surprise us. We always expect something crazy to go down with Sanctus Real. But we just keep moving forward. It’s amazing how God has given us this ability to keep going nonetheless.”

Now with Run, these trials have turned to musical gold yet again. With the album’s first single “Promises,” a simple yet stirring reminder of God’s faithfulness, Matt was inspired by the words a friend shared as he and his wife Sarah awaited the birth of their son, Bowen, who was diagnosed with a severe heart defect.

“A friend of mine in Minneapolis who has a son who’s severely disabled works with a ministry for parents with kids with special needs. There are different struggles that come with that, so he was always sending me encouragement,” Matt shares. “He would always tell me ‘cling to the promises,’ and that really resonated me because we had to dig deeper into the Word of God—and those promises—more than ever.” Now a thriving two-year-old, Matt and Sarah continue to share Bowen’s remarkable story online at

With another standout track, “Nothing Between,” the band also drew from recent experience. Written not long after the bus fire, the song’s evocative imagery paves the way for the underlying message that whatever God tries to teach us, His intent is always to show us where He wants us to be—closer to Him.

Staying close to God is also a theme that runs through “Pray,” a relevant reminder to make time for prayer because it’s the heartbeat of our faith. “I think everyone struggles with how to pray, even when Jesus taught us how to pray—and it’s really simple,” Matt says. “The song talks about how we struggle to make the time and how important it is to pray in general. Our hope is that it really encourages people to stop and cry out to the Lord with what’s going on in our lives.”

While Sanctus Real has never shied away from digging deep, there’s also a playful, fun quality to Run, particularly on the title track. A more simple and straightforward praise song, it’s been a thrill for Sanctus Real to already see audiences really responding to it live. “I believe Run is our most cohesive record to date,” says Mark. “It really feels like a natural progression—front to back—that leads the listener on a search for truth.”

“Making music for the sake of making music never made sense to us,” claims Chris. “Our mission was so clear at the beginning it was almost unspoken. It has been so natural for us to create music that reflects a life lived through faith in God.”

Helping keep these veteran artists on their toes, always the goal for an established act, Sanctus Real switched things up sonically by teaming up with three different producers for Run. Chris Stevens (TobyMac) who’s worked with Sanctus Real on their previous efforts, Jason Ingram (Brandon Heath) and Seth Mosley (Newsboys) all shared their production talents.

“From a production standpoint, it really brought a fresh spark to work with three people with such unique points of view,” Pete says. “Getting three different perspectives on songwriting and the sound of the band can’t help but sharpen you. Since we recorded in a few different places, the process of piecing together the album was so much fun. And that’s why Run sounds so different—it’s still us but a fresh take, and I think that’s a great thing.”
Something here says that their fans are going to wholeheartedly agree.

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Anthony Mossburg


Anthony Mossburg is a multi-award-winning acoustic artist from WV who is currently residing in Columbus, OH. What most of us express only in words, Anthony shares in song – with raw, gutsy, open, and honest music. His life is a continual adventure of unearthing truth, revealing personal struggles, celebrating successes, and helping others do the same. His life was spared at the last moment from a scheduled abortion. After losing a career in football due to numerous injuries, Anthony survived a tumultuous season in college until meeting a youth pastor who invested in his life. Both his story and his work draw people in as he helps them connect to the heart of God to find hope and healing through the struggles in their own lives. Anthony is known for writing moving lyrics, creating melodies which stick with you long after the songs are over, and for his deep, rich, unforgettable voice.

CDs include Anthony Mossburg (his most recent project), The Rambler, and Cover Me – each with fresh, edgy sounds true to Anthony’s heart as an artist and as a person. His work is shared at diverse venues such as churches, festivals, universities, conferences, and camps. He has opened for many artists some of which include: Switchfoot, Skillet, TobyMac, Red, Shawn McDonald, Matthew West, Francesca Battistelli, Jamie Grace, Royal Tailor, Trip Lee, Tedashi, KJ-52, Rush of Fools, Britt Nicole, Kristene DiMarco of Jesus Culture, We Are Leo, and Aaron Shust.

Anthony’s latest CD made both the “featured” and “bestsellers” lists on iTunes and placed in the top eight of singer/songwriter CDs. “Whiskey and Wine” placed in the top 50 for singer/songwriters on iTunes. He won the 2011 Indie Ignite Song Testing Panel Competition in Nashville with “Break My Heart”. He was awarded two of twelve slots for the All About Worship Songwriter’s Cafe CD. Anthony received Top Performer Status at Tom Jackson’s Road Show Bootcamp in Nashville with “Love Conquers All”. He was selected to participate in Extreme Tour and was awarded a full concert video session with Full Sail University. “The Rambler” was award winning at a talent search competition at Atlantafest 2012. He placed top five in the GMA Immerse Artist Competition. Anthony won the Pointfest Talent Competition for Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. He was chosen to lead the Legacy of Freedom concert tour to fight child sex trafficking in the United States and “Can Anyone Hear Me Now” was written to help in this cause.

He is proud to be a Holt International artist and promotes sponsorship of orphans waiting for adoption and children needing family preservation assistance in foreign countries.

To find out more about Anthony Mossburg, visit



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