• September 10, 2023
  • Nisbet Park, Loveland, OH
  • Register

ABOUT THIS EVENT

THE START LINE ~

Kick off your day on Sunday, September 10th, by lacing up your running/walking shoes for the 6th Annual Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K being held in Loveland, Ohio !

Flags will be flying, songs will be rockin’, and patriotism will be soaring on September 10th as the Cincinnati Green Beret Classic Events Weekend takes place with more miles, more music, and more patriotic enjoyment than ever!

These events raise awareness of our Green Berets and benefit the Green Beret Foundation.  Funds raised this year are being targeted to meet the rising needs of the Special Forces Regiment – the long-term medical care and quality of life needs of injured, ill, and/or disabled Green Berets as well as the unique needs of their caregivers.

And it doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! For you runners, walkers, and patriotic hearts throughout the country, be sure to check out and join in the 4th annual Great American Relay, a real running relay starting on 9/11 to remember the tragic events of 9/11 with the Green Beret Foundation selected as the charity partner!

CHECK OUT THE DETAILS BELOW FOR ALL OF THESE AMAZING EVENTS!

1. STEPS ‘N SALUTES GREEN BERET 5K on Sunday, 9/10/2023

  • Run LIVE – Run this patriotic 5K race along the scenic Miami Bike Tail in Loveland, Ohio
  • Run VIRTUAL – Set your paces in your backyard, from the trails behind your neighborhood, or from anywhere in the entire world you choose anytime from September 10 – October 16, 2023
  • GORUCK Designated Runs – Both the LIVE and VIRTUAL 5Ks enable GORUCKERS to earn the custom patch
  • Cool Green Beret inspired swag

 

5K Registration Link

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 Start
10:45 AM – Kids Fun Run
11:00 AM – Awards Ceremony

5K Registration Link

Pricing for In-Person Race

  • $40.00 registration – through 5/31/23 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $45.00 registration – 6/1 – 9/9/23 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $50.00 registration – 9/10/2023 – Race Day
  • $125.00 family registration – 2 Adults and 3 children
    No cost for Kids Fun Run

Online Registration Closes: Saturday, September 9, 2023 – 5:00 PM

Day-Of Registration: Sunday, September 10, 2023 – 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM

What’s Included

  • Finisher Medal for all participants; participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a special kids medal and popsicles at the end of the run
  • Race T-Shirts: Available shirt sizes are listed during registration.  Registration must be received by midnight on Friday, September 1, 2023 to be guaranteed a shirt at the live race.  Not all sizes may be available for registration past that date.  Shirts can be ordered through September 10 and can be mailed if not available on race day for an additional $7.
  • Free Refreshments at the Finish Line
  • Goodie Bag
  • Finish Line Party
  • Chip Timing
  • Hydration Locations along the route
5K Registration Link

Pricing for Virtual Race

  • $25.00 registration – through 5/31/23 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $30.00 registration – 6/1 – 9/10/23 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $80.00 family registration – 2 Adults and 3 children

Online Registration Closes: Saturday, September 9, 2023 – 5:00 PM EST

REGISTRATION FOR VIRTUAL EVENT INCLUDES:

  • T-Shirt for all 5K participants (guaranteed T-Shirt for those who register prior to September 1, 2023)
  • Your choice of a 5K course – run or walk out and back, laps around your neighborhood, on local trails, on your treadmill, on the flats or up the steepest hills – YOU get to choose!
  • Private bathroom – Yes!  You can use your own bathroom with no lines or waiting!
  • Amazing post event food – Of course, that depends on what YOU make!

 

Mail-In Registration

Participants opting to mail in their registrations may do so though the online method is recommended.

For Mail-In Registration, please contact the following for a registration form:

Char Cooper, Cooper.char@gmail.com

 

 

 

Packet Pickup

  • Saturday, September 9th: 2 PM – 4 PM

FLEETFEET LOVELAND – 127 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH

  • Sunday, September 10th: 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM at Nisbet Park, Loveland OH

Race Day pick-up is available but not recommended as race morning is very busy with parking, warming up, and getting to the start line.

If you are picking up your packet or registering on race morning, please show up earlier than normal to allow time to do so.  We will not be able to process new registration once the race starts.

In-Person COURSE MAP

The Step ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K will start on the Little Miami Bike Trail next to Nisbet Park and travel north 1.55 miles and turn around and return to the start.  The course is USATF Certified #OH18013MW.

 

 

Course Map link

GEAR CHECK

Free Gear Check will be available near the start line of the race. Please DO NOT leave valuables, cash, or jewelry in your gear bag. The Event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before 11:00 AM on Race Day.

RACE DAY PARKING

Nisbet Park is located in the heart of downtown Loveland. Parking is available on the city streets near the park.

Additional Parking is available in the Linda J. Cox Parking Area by the East Loveland Nature Preserve.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hilton Garden Inn – Cincinnati Northeast
6288 Tri-Ridge Boulevard  Loveland, OH 45140
Phone – 513-576-6999

Relax at the Northeast Cincinnati hotel in Loveland, Ohio, which is located 4.4 miles from the start line of the Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K. This hotel is located immediately off Interstate 275 and within minutes of Interstates 71 and 75.

Book your room by August 31 to ensure the event discounted rate

Race FAQs

Thinking of signing up for Steps N’ Salutes 5k race? We’ve got answers to your burning questions. Please click the button below for a list of frequently asked questions.

VIEW FAQs

Event Contact

For questions, please check out FAQ or contact Race Co-Chairpersons:
Char Coopercooper.char@gmail.com or 317-413-8282;
Steve Phillipssphill9160@gmail.com or 513-460-6685; or
Steve Stillescstille@icloud.com or 513-383-3537.

2. Let's Continue the Fun ~ an Additional GBF Event....

Wind down your day by kicking your heels in cowboy boots and country music gear at the

Tunes, Boots & Berets Green Beret RECEPTION

Location:  Lori’s Roadhouse –  4924 Union Centre Pavilion in West Chester, Ohio

Time – 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Enjoy Live Music from Retired 5th Group Green Beret Derek Stoner, a favorite Nashville entertainer as well as a local Cincinnati band ~ the Stagger Lee Band, food, bourbon, raffles, silent auction and more!!

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Purchase Tunes Boots & Beret RECEPTION Tickets

3. GREAT AMERICAN RELAY

Starting September 11, 2023 – A real running relay starts at the Shanksville Memorial, PA, paces through DC and the Pentagon Memorial, and ends at the World Trade Center in NYC in memory of 9/11.

The Green Beret Foundation has been selected this year as the charity partner for this amazing running event!

Run LIVE – Register for one of the stages of various distances

Run VIRTUAL – Set your paces in your backyard, from the trails behind your neighborhood, from anywhere in the entire world you choose – just register and select your chosen stage!

Designate any stage in honor or in memory of a Green Beret or military.

Receive cool swag – Shirts, Medals and More !

Not a runner but want to donate to the Green Beret Foundation? Click on the registration site to make that happen!

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN RELAY (registration begins on May 1st)

http://www.greatamericanrelay.com/

REGISTER for GREAT AMERICAN RELAY

Enjoy some 2022 Photos !

THANKS TO OUR RACE SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS!

Through the generosity of Tristate corporate sponsors and donors Cincinnati Green Beret Classic events have successfully expanded the mission of support the Green Beret Foundation provides to the Green Beret Community. Corporate generosity leads the way for others in the Tristate area to support this worthy Veteran charity. We thank and honor these Corporations’ continued support of 2022 events.

Title Sponsor

 
12th Special forces Group Airborne SFODA 333
Cable Tie Express
 

Contributor

 
BGR Inc.
 

Supporters

 
Gerstemeier Financial Group
T and T Promotions
 

Friends

 
GORUCK
Fleetfeet Loveland
Paddlefish Designs
Gerstemeier Financial Group