Celebration, patriotism, family and community fun, and charity benefits are all ingredients for the third annual Steps and Salutes Green Beret 5k taking place in downtown Loveland on September 13, 2020! 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!
It doesn’t matter if you are an elite runner, first timer, walker, or using a baby jogger or stroller, we want you to be part of the exciting and patriotic morning – with a Green Beret inspired focus and thanking “America’s Quiet Professionals”!
Race Day Schedule
9:15 AM – Opening Ceremonies
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
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!
This is also a GORUCK event so all GORUCKERS are encouraged to be a part of this exciting morning – and earn your patch!
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! All finishers can also celebrate their accomplishment by hanging an American flag onto the Red, White, and Blue banner at the event!
New Award This Year! We are excited to offer a new award this year which will be presented to the “TEAM” with the most participants in the race! No matter whether your team is joining as a business, an organization, or just a group of friends, enter your team name in the registration form or submit that name and we can get it on the form for your group! United we stand – whether as Green Berets or your group supporting them!
Top two Overall Men and Women finishers, Age Group Awards, and this new Team Award with a Green Beret focus will be presented at the awards ceremony taking place at Nisbet Park.
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!
PLEASE NOTE THAT SHIRTS ARE GUARANTEED ONLY FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2020. ALSO, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOWER REGISTRATION COST BY REGISTERING BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2020!
$30.00 registration – through 5/31/20 at 11:59 PM EST
$35.00 registration – 6/1 – 9/8/20 at 11:59 PM EST
$40.00 registration – 9/9/2020 – Race Day
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 5:00 PM – SATURDAY 12, 2020
- Saturday, September 12 – Jack Rabbit Loveland – 127 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday, September 13 – Nisbet Park 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Awards and Results
Green Beret inspired awards will be presented to the top two 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 2 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+
A new TEAM award will be presented to the team with the most participants in the race! No matter whether your team is joining as a business, an organization, or just a group of friends, enter your team name in the registration form or submit that name and we can get it on the form for your group! United we stand – whether as Green Berets or your group supporting them!
Family and friends can cheer on their favorite runners and walkers throughout the course route and celebrate at the finish line!
For questions, please check out FAQ or contact Race Co-Chairpersons
Char Cooper – firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-413-8282;
Steve Phillips – email@example.com or 513-460-6685; or
Steve Stille – firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-383-3537.