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Where and when is the Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?

The Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 on Little Miami Bike Trail with the start and finish lines next to Nisbet Park, 126 Karl Brown Way in Loveland, OH.  




Can I walk the 2019 Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?

Yes, the event is walker friendly.  Walkers and runners of all ability levels are encouraged to participate.

Is this an official GORUCK Rucking event?


What Does it Mean to be on the GORUCK Team?

If you plan on rucking the Steps N’ Salute 5K, we are excited to have you! The minimum weight standard is 10lbs if you weigh under 150lbs and 20lbs if you weigh over 150lbs. This requirement is only for those people who want to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd. You are more than welcome to ruck with any weight for fun if you are not looking to place.

When you arrive, plan to have your ruck weighed at the specified location and then after the event as well.

ALL Ruckers will receive the coveted GORUCK Rucking Division Patch. 

Are baby joggers and strollers allowed in the Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?

Yes, baby joggers and strollers are allowed for the Strides n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K. It is asked that joggers and strollers begin at the back of the race behind the runners.

When and Where is Packet Pick-Up?

Packet pickup is available at the following times and places:

Saturday, September 14: 2 PM – 5 PM
The Running Spot–127 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH

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

Can a friend or family member pick up my race packet for me?


May I switch my registration to another person?  

Yes, that can be done at packet pickup.

What is the cancellation policy?

The Race Director and Loveland Police have the authority to cancel or delay the event for any reason such as extreme weather, accidents, city emergency, etc.  No refunds or deferrals are allowed.

I want to make sure I am signed up.  How do I confirm this?

Click here to have your confirmation resent or confirm entry.

How can I volunteer to help with the 2019 Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K?

Contact Char Cooper, Race Chairperson, to volunteer at cooper.char@gmail.com or by calling Char at 317-413-8282.  Our volunteers make a difference so we hope you join us.

What is the time limit for the course?

There is no time limit for the The Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K.

Who receives a finisher’s medal?

Every individual who crosses the finish line within the time limit will receive a finisher’s medal.

Does the money from this event benefit a special cause?

Yes, the Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K is a charity event benefitting the Green Beret Foundation.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide needed resources to Green Berets, their families and families of the fallen through combat injury, loss of life, deployment and transition into civilian life.  Eighty eight cents of every dollar raised on behalf of the Green Beret Foundation goes directly to those they support.

Can I make a donation to the Green Beret Foundation?

Yes.  Donations to the Green Beret Foundation can be made directly to the Green Beret Foundation, Cincinnati Chapter, PO Box 498985, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Please note “2019 Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K – Loveland” on the memo line. Please make checks payable to “Green Beret Foundation”. Donations may also be made through the Online Registration Form. Thank you for your support!

Learn more about the Green Beret Foundation by visiting the website www.greenberetfoundation.org

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