At the Green Beret Foundation, we honor our commitment to Green Berets past and present, as well as their families, by connecting them with the resources they need to succeed in the mission ahead to prosper and thrive.

GB 5k race logo 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nisbet Park and Little Miami Bike Trail
Loveland, OH

Event Information

Celebration, patriotism, family and community fun, and charity benefits are all ingredients for the second annual Steps and Salutes Green Beret 5k taking place in downtown Loveland on September 15, 2019!  The 5K race will kick off the start of the Cincinnati Green Beret Classic events to raise donations for the Green Beret Foundation and to remind the public of the US Army Special Forces Green Berets – America’s Quiet Professionals – who continue fighting the global war on terror.  Please join us and cross the finish line where the race ends but the Green Beret mission continues!

Please note that this is also an official GORUCK Rucking event!  Looking forward to seeing many GORUCKERS!!

Race Day Schedule

9:15 AM – Opening Ceremonies Begin

9:20 AM – National Anthem

9:25 AM – Final Pre-Race Announcements

9:30 AM – Race Begins

10:45 AM – Kids Fun Run

11:00 AM – Awards Ceremony

11:15 AM  – Patriotic Sing-A-Long

Kicking off the exciting event will be a Green Beret inspired start on the course which is very flat and fast. The September date offers cool temps and is perfect for runners and walkers of all abilities.  Strollers are permitted – love to have the entire family participate!

All finishers will receive a most unique medal earmarking their crossing the finish line!  All Kids Fun Runners will receive a patriotic dog tag medal and popsicles!

Top three Overall Men and Women finishers and Age Group Awards with a Green Beret focus will be presented at the awards ceremony taking place at Nisbet Park.

Participants who set a PR (Personal Record) will have the opportunity to celebrate this record by striking the PR Bell and hanging an American flag onto the Personal Record Sash!  Our country’s Red, White and Blue will be waving proudly with each PR set!

Enjoy your accomplishments and share your stories during the post-race party in Nisbet Park with complimentary refreshments with your family, friends and other runners and walkers after you cross the finish line!

Wait – there’s more!  Sing-a-long to the tunes of our country with patriotic fanfare, celebration and musical salutes to our military and the democratic freedom we all enjoy!  Loveland restaurants and businesses will then welcome you for more dining and shopping excitement – all benefitting the Green Beret Foundation!

Registration Details

$30.00 registration – through 5/31/19 at 11:59 PM EST

$35.00 registration – 6/1 – 9/6/19 at 11:59 PM EST

$40.00 registration – 9/7 – Race Day

Click on the button below to register online


Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, September 14 – 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
127 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH

Sunday, September 15– 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Nisbet Park

Awards and Results

Green Beret inspired awards will be presented to the top three overall finishers for men and women at the award ceremonies taking place at Nisbet Park at 11:00 a.m.

Age group awards will be presented to the top 3 men and women in the following age groups:  14 and under, 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+


Family and friends can cheer on their favorite runners and walkers throughout the course route and celebrate at the finish line!


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