by David Miller,

Loveland, Ohio – On Saturday, September 22 The Captain Seth Mitchell HERO 5K will be held in Nisbet Park in Historic Downtown Loveland – for the ninth straight year. The race is organized each year by Mitchell’s former classmates who miss their friend and want to keep his memory alive. They represent the many people who Seth made an impression on with his sense of humor, kind heart, and loyal friendship. The race raises scholarship money for graduating seniors at Loveland High School.

Captain David Seth Mitchell

Mitchell was class president his senior year at Loveland High School in 1997. He died in 2009 in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on a mission he volunteered for.

In the first LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV video, you will see clips from last year’s event

The second video is Seth’s father Steven Mitchell thanking the participants, sponsors, and the organizing committee and announcing that last year was a record for the amount of money raised at the race, more than $10,000. Mitchell told the young people in the crowd to learn about and remember the life his son led, “You will make a difference in somebody’s life someday.”

Captain David Seth Mitchell is resting in Arlington National Cemetery
The event features a cookout and festival during and after the race.


For more information about the race and to participate in being a sponsor: please contact…

We need many volunteers to help with the race and festival. 

If you’re not running or walking that day,
please consider supporting us by serving in this vital capacity. 
Contact if you’re interested!

View Photo Album from 2016 Seth Mitchell Hero 5K

Loveland Magazine is a Sponsor of The Captain Seth Mitchell HERO 5K
Saturday – September 22nd, 2018
Pre-Race Event:
Come early to hear from the Mitchell Family and past winners of the Seth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship.
The Course:
Starting at 11am, the 5K course begins and ends in historic downtown Loveland at Nisbet Park and will include part of the Loveland Bike Trail
Packet Pick Up:

ONLY at Nisbet Park on Saturday morning, Race Day, September 22nd starting at 9am.


All kids 18 and under will receive participation HERO 5K Wrist Bands. Top 3 male/female walkers and runners in each age category will receive awards (19-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59, 60+) Race results will be posted on

Join us for a cookout and festival during and after the race!

Nisbet Park
Food, Games, and more…

Get Directions To:

Karl Brown Way and Harrison Street
Loveland Ohio 45140


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