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Steps 'n Salutes Green Beret 5K - 2024

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  • 5K - In Person (Loveland)

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    Set your paces in your backyard, from the trails behind your neighborhood, from anywhere in the entire world you choose anytime!

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Important Dates and Times

Event Date: Sunday, September 08, 2024

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

Gear Check will be provided.

Race T-Shirts: Available shirt sizes are listed during registration. Registration must be received by midnight on Friday, August 30, 2024 to be guaranteed a shirt. Not all sizes may be available for registration past that date.

Visit the T-Shirt table after 10:00 AM for shirt exchange if you are interested in trading out the size you ordered for a different size, if available.

Picking Up Race Materials/Packet for Another Participant is permitted.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup:

Saturday, September 7th: 2 PM – 4 PM
Fleet Feet Loveland – 127 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH

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

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.

Course Map

The Step ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K will start on the Little Miami Bike Trail near Fleet Feet and travel south 1.55 miles and turn around and return to the start.

Awards

OVERALL AWARDS - Top 2 Male and Female Overall Winners will receive awards.

They will be presented at the Awards Ceremony following the 5K or can be picked up once all results are in. Awards will NOT be mailed to award winners.

AGE GROUP AWARDS – Top 3 Male and Female in the following Age Groups will receive awards: Under Age 20; Ages 20 – 29; Ages 30 – 39; Ages 40 – 49;
Ages 50 – 59; Over 60 – 69; Over 70

They will be presented at the Awards Ceremony following the 5K or can be picked up once all results are in. Awards will NOT be mailed to award winners.

Results

Online results will be available through www.timingspot.com. In addition, if we have a cell number, text results will be send after crossing the finish line of the live event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guests 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?
The seventh annual Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K will be held on Sunday, September 08, 2024 on Little Miami Bike Trail with the start and finish lines near Fleet Feet, 127 Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH.

Can I walk the 2024 Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?
Yes, the event is walker friendly. Walkers and runners of all ability levels are encouraged to participate.

Are baby joggers and strollers allowed in the Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?
Yes, baby joggers and strollers are allowed for the Steps 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?
Saturday, September 7th: 2 PM – 4 PM
Fleet Feet Loveland – 127 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH

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

Can a friend or family member pick up my race packet for me?
Yes – Someone may pick up your packet at either packet pickup location.

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 or contact Race Co-Chairperson Char Cooper: cooper.char@gmail.com

How can I volunteer to help with the 2024 Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K?
Contact Char Cooper, Race Co-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 Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K
The race will start promptly at 9:30 AM.

Who receives a finisher’s medal?
Every individual who crosses the finish line will receive a finisher’s medal.

Does the money from this event benefit a special cause?
Funds raised this year will be used to support retired and active-duty Green Berets and their families dealing with long-term physical and mental injuries, illnesses, loss, and transition into civilian life, ill, and/or disabled Green Berets as well as the unique needs of their caregivers.

The Green Beret Foundation is a national veteran charity and the only organization with the specific mission to fill any gaps in the Green Beret and their family’s lives during and after deployment. The Green Beret Foundation invests 87 cents of every dollar into its five core programs that provide emergent, immediate, and ongoing support to cover the costs of tools, resources, and healthcare not provided by the Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs.

Can I make a donation to the Green Beret Foundation?
Donate through the registration site for the Steps ’n Salutes Green Beret 5K. This donation can be made without registering for the event

Donate to the Green Beret Foundation made directly to The Green Beret Foundation, PO Box 498995, Cincinnati, OH. Please note “2024 Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K – Loveland” on the memo line. Please make checks payable to “Green Beret Foundation”.


STEPS ‘N SALUTES GREEN BERET 5K – VIRTUAL EVENT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where and when is the Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?
The seventh annual Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K can be run “VIRTUALLY” and at the day, time, and place selected by each participant beginning on your registration date through Sunday, September 7, 2024.

Can I walk the 2024 VIRTUAL Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?
Yes, the event is walker friendly. Walkers and runners of all ability levels are encouraged to participate.

Are baby joggers and strollers allowed in the 2024 VIRTUAL Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K?
Yes, baby joggers and strollers are allowed for the Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K.

How and when can I get my 2024 VIRTUAL Steps n’ Salutes Green Beret 5K commemorative shirt?
Shirts will be mailed periodically and/or shortly after their date of registration and no later than September 30, 2024 to those participants who selected the MAIL SHIRT option at the time of their registration. There is an additional $7.00 shipping charge to have the shirts mailed to participants.

Shirts may also be picked up by registered participants beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024 during store hours at the following location: Fleet Feet Loveland - 127 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH

May I switch my registration to another person?
Yes. Please contact Race Co-Chairperson Char Cooper at 317-413-8282 or email cooper.char@gmail.com to switch registration.

What is the cancellation policy?
There is no cancellation policy. No refunds or deferrals are allowed.

I want to make sure I am signed up. How do I confirm this?
Please contact Race Co-Chairperson Char Cooper at 317-413-8282 or email cooper.char@gmail.com to confirm your registration.

How can I volunteer to help with the 2024 VIRTUAL Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K?
Contact Char Cooper, Race Co-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.

Will I receive a finisher’s medal?
Each registered participant has the OPTION to purchase a finished medal during the registration process. The medal will be sent along with the shirt periodically and/or shortly after their date of registration and no later than September 30, 2024 to those participants who selected the MAIL SHIRT option at the time of the their registration. There is an additional $7.00 shipping charge to have the shirts mailed to participants.

Does the money from this event benefit a special cause?
Funds raised this year will be used to support retired and active-duty Green Berets and their families dealing with long-term physical and mental injuries, illnesses, loss, and transition into civilian life, ill, and/or disabled Green Berets as well as the unique needs of their caregivers.

The Green Beret Foundation is a national veteran charity and the only organization with the specific mission to fill any gaps in the Green Beret and their family’s lives during and after deployment. The Green Beret Foundation invests 87 cents of every dollar into its five core programs that provide emergent, immediate, and ongoing support to cover the costs of tools, resources, and healthcare not provided by the Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs.

Can I make a donation to the Green Beret Foundation?
Donate through the registration site for the Steps ’n Salutes Green Beret 5K. This donation can be made without registering for the event.” Keep option two the same as it states.
o Donate to the Green Beret Foundation made directly to The Green Beret Foundation, PO Box 498995, Cincinnati, OH. Please note “2024 Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K – Loveland” on the memo line. Please make checks payable to “Green Beret Foundation”.

Learn more about the Green Beret Foundation by visiting the website www.greenberetfoundation.org or follow us on Facebook at Cincinnati Supporters of Green Beret Foundation.

Questions?

For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.


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