• September 11, 2022
  • Nisbet Park, Loveland, OH


What a great success the Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K has been these past four years and we are looking forward to another amazing event in 2022!  We are also excited once again to compliment this amazing 5K with another running/walking event from which to choose – the Great American Relay.  Both events have the goals of raising awareness of Green Berets and benefiting the Green Beret Foundation!  So we invite you to consider being a part of either or both events which are being held on or are kicking off on September 11, 2022.

“DO IT FOR MY BROTHERS” – The 5K embraces a new “theme” this year as we honor the hero behind this event, Green Beret, Major Darren Baldwin, who passed away on December 23, 2021 from injuries sustained in combat. Before his passing, Darren shared these words encouraging efforts for raising awareness of Green Berets and funds for the Green Beret Foundation. It is with great pride and grateful hearts that we have adopted this theme for our 2022 5K in memory of Darren and honoring all Green Berets.  Funds raised will benefit the Green Beret Foundation and its Major Darren Baldwin Silver Star Families Memorial Fund.

  • Run LIVE – Run this amazing 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 11 – October 16, 2022
  • GORUCK Designated Runs – Both the LIVE and VIRTUAL 5Ks enable Ruckers to earn the custom patch
  • All with Cool Green Beret inspired swag

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

Pricing for In-Person Race

  • $30.00 registration – through 5/31/22 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $35.00 registration – 6/1 – 9/10/22 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $40.00 registration – 9/11/2022 – Race Day
  • $100.00 family registration – 2 Adults and 3 children
    No cost for Kids Fun Run

Online Registration Closes: Saturday, September 10, 2022 – 5:00 PM

Day-Of Registration: Sunday, September 11, 2022 – 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
  • T-Shirt for all 5K participants (guaranteed T-Shirt for those who register prior to September 1, 2022)
  • One raffle ticket for your chance to win a pair of HOKA running shoes, compliments of Fleet Feet – JackRabbit, Loveland.
  • Free Refreshments at the Finish Line
  • Goodie Bag
  • Finish Line Party
  • Chip Timing
  • Hydration Locations along the route

Pricing for Virtual Race

  • $20.00 registration – through 5/31/22 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $25.00 registration – 6/1 – 9/11/22 at 11:59 PM EST
  • $75.00 family registration – 2 Adults and 3 children

Online Registration Closes: Saturday, September 10, 2022 – 5:00 PM EST

What’s Included

  • T-Shirt for all 5K participants (guaranteed T-Shirt for those who register prior to September 1, 2022)
  • One raffle ticket for your chance to win a pair of HOKA running shoes, compliments of Fleet Feet – JackRabbit, Loveland.
  • 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


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 can be obtained using this link: http://www.racedmc.com/schedule.html


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.


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.


Hilton Garden Inn – Cincinnati Northeast
6288 Tri-Ridge BoulevardLoveland, 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.

Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi and unwind with a drink from the full-service bar, dine at the Garden Grille and Bar, or order evening room service. Workout or relax in the indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and whirlpool.

Guest rooms feature a king bed or two double-sized beds. Each room provides a spacious work desk, microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, and 26-inch TV.

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.


Event Contact

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

Other Races

The Great American Relay

Starting September 11, 2022 through October 19, 2022 – A real running relay that crosses the United States with a spectacular show of unity across our beautiful country!


Fair on the Square Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk

– Presented by Hendricks Regional Health – September 11, 2022 – Danville, Indiana


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

Cable Tie Express

Race T-shirt and Awards Sponsor