Loveland Magazine Editor in Chief, David Miller has attended and reported on every running of the Capt Seth MitchelHero 5K. (Photo by Connie Mitchell)

Loveland, Ohio – On Saturday, October 15 in Historic Downtown the 13th running of the Capt Seth Mitchel Hero 5K was held in Nisbet Park and along the Loveland Bike Trail and Little Miami River.

The annual walk and run are to honor a local and national veteran hero who grew up here in Loveland.

Seth Mitchell, a Captain and pilot in the United States Marine Corps and a 1997 Loveland High School graduate, was killed in action in Afghanistan in October 2009 in a mission he volunteered for. Mitchell contributed greatly to the Loveland community in his youth… he served as a leader and role model on the varsity football team, was voted to be Class President his senior year, and was named “Mr. Personality” by his peers.  He was well loved here. After graduating, he took that same sense of service and loyalty into all that he did: as a son, a brother, a friend, and a leader in the Marines.

In other words, Seth was a hero for all.

A group of Seth Mitchell’s high school classmates and friends, who miss their friend and want to keep his memory alive organize the races. The result has been a very sustaining scholarship memorial fund.

After the race, David Miller said, “I didn’t meet Connie and Steve Mitchell until after their son’s death, and my favorite part of attending this race each year is to renew a friendship that has developed. They mostly keep the grief that of course is always there just under the surface, and come each year helping the rest of us heal. They are inspiring people and I know where Seth got his moral code, discipline, and sense of service to others”

In the LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV video, you can hear from two of the organizers, Seth’s father, and two of the most recent graduates who received scholarships.

Eric Schroeder was the top male finisher with a time of 19:37. Kyle Kehling finished in second place at 20:17 and Greg Carpinello finished in 20:39.

The top female racer was Averee Martin with a time of 26:25. Kathryn Mackin finished in second place at 31:48 and Shaina Mackin finished in 31:48.


Your support of the 5K and the scholarship funding has provided scholarships for worthy Loveland High School seniors since 2010. Over 20 students have received scholarship funding and book stipends or gifts since our initial 5k in 2010. Our 5k team, Loveland High School, and of course the recipients and their families thank you.

Meet the 2022 Scholarship Winners

The Let Us Never Forget Seth Mitchell Scholarship ($3500.00) was awarded to Lindsey Barry. Lindsey has a lot in common with Seth. While Lindsey has great academic results, like Seth she had her struggles along the way. Overcoming obstacles is a great character trait and one the scholarship team values. One letter of recommendation stated that Lindsey is very “dependable, reliable and responsible”. While these may not be “flashy” character traits, they form a sound base for success in any life function. Another recommendation letter stated that Lindsey “works hard to achieve her goals”. That was very much like Seth also. In our interview with Lindsey she said: “I want to live life like Seth, a life of service, kindness and humility”.  Lindsey will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall.
The Seth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship ($3500.00)  was presented to Baylee Bronner. Baylee is a lifelong Loveland resident and her uncle Don and Seth were friends in high school. Baylee and her family know a lot about Seth. Baylee has shown great perseverance in her life and has overcome many obstacles to achieve her dream of attending Xavier University. But as Baylee said in her interview, “My biggest mentality in life is to focus on the positive and not focus on regrets”. In spite of hurdles in life, she has moved forward in a positive manner. In letters of recommendation, Baylee was described as “most reliable, hardworking” and having “kindness and loyalty”. These qualities served Seth well and they will for Baylee also. Baylee served on the Hope Squad during her years at LHS and the mentors there described her as having a “gift for leadership”. No doubt Baylee will use this gift in her future pursuits.

Because of your generosity, the scholarship team provided 3 additional applicants with $500.00 each as gifts toward their next step in life.

Thank you again for your support of the Captain Seth Mitchell Hero 5K


The Mitchell Family – Pete & Marina Patterson – Emerick Crown & Bridge Lab, Inc. – Schottmiller’s Auto Body – Randolph Cloud – Mollie Emerick – The Cook Family – The Carpinello Family – The Sobb Family – Keith & Allie Summey – Mark Stewart – Loveland Cross Country Teams – Frank & Maggie Wyatt – The Millers-Rapid City, SD – Bill & Barbara Morrow – Mark O’Rourke – Joe Horst – American Cold Storage Systems – Tim Daughton – Keith & Alli Summey – The Bivens Family – James Turner – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP – John Spinello – Ronnie and JoAnn Johnson – Rachael & John Hickox – Brian Jogerst – Jerry and Leslie Gough – Karen Lencoski – Wes C. Addle – Sue Peterson – Adam Miller – IronGate Partners – The Lessner Family – Dwight & Julie Hunter – Carol and Jum Horst – Julie Powers Caños – Jeff Wick – Scott Brock – The Cranfords – The Prenger Family – Andrea Distasi – Philip Reale – Kathleen Berwanger – Jane Weirich – Laura & Bob Stennett – Maeve Gardner – John and Emily McConnell – Tom & Melissa Primm – Betsy & Don Licata – Tim and Kelly Byler – Dan Wahby – Michael & Lauren Currin – Paul Albrecht – Brad Southerland – Bill Matthews – Marie Cull – Francesca Plendl – Bill and Sherri Pitchford – Marcia Morgan – David Abbott – Christine Weason – Lois and Jerry Zito – Casual Pint-Loveland Station – Landen Square McDonald’s – John Walraven-In Memory of James Esker, US Army

SPONSORS

The Mitchell Family – Pete & Marina Patterson – Emerick Crown & Bridge Lab, Inc. – Schottmiller’s Auto Body – Randolph Cloud – Mollie Emerick – The Cook Family – The Carpinello Family – The Sobb Family – Keith & Allie Summey – Mark Stewart – Loveland Cross Country Teams – Frank & Maggie Wyatt – The Millers-Rapid City, SD – Bill & Barbara Morrow – Mark O’Rourke – Joe Horst – American Cold Storage Systems – Tim Daughton – Keith & Alli Summey – The Bivens Family – James Turner – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP – John Spinello – Ronnie and JoAnn Johnson – Rachael & John Hickox – Brian Jogerst – Jerry and Leslie Gough – Karen Lencoski – Wes C. Addle – Sue Peterson – Adam Miller – IronGate Partners – The Lessner Family – Dwight & Julie Hunter – Carol and Jum Horst – Julie Powers Caños – Jeff Wick – Scott Brock – The Cranfords – The Prenger Family – Andrea Distasi – Philip Reale – Kathleen Berwanger – Jane Weirich – Laura & Bob Stennett – Maeve Gardner – John and Emily McConnell – Tom & Melissa Primm – Betsy & Don Licata – Tim and Kelly Byler – Dan Wahby – Michael & Lauren Currin – Paul Albrecht – Brad Southerland – Bill Matthews – Marie Cull – Francesca Plendl – Bill and Sherri Pitchford – Marcia Morgan – David Abbott – Christine Weason – Lois and Jerry Zito – Casual Pint-Loveland Station – Landen Square McDonald’s – John Walraven-In Memory of James Esker, US Army – The Loveland Schools Foundation

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