Salute to Service 5K Run/Walk & Pumpkin Dash

On Saturday October 14, 2017, Newport on the Levee is hosting their first annual Salute to Service 5K Run/Walk and Kids Pumpkin Dash. Join local active military and service veterans as we honor heroes from each branch of the U.S. Military. The 5k will include a Pumpkin Dash for kids followed by an after-party at Axis Alley. All proceeds and donations will benefit the USO of Central and Southern Ohio to thank our U.S. Military Veterans for the Freedom they provide us. Bring your entire family out for the Run/Walk and show your appreciation!

Online registration is closed. We will accept day of registrations on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 8:15 a.m. inside Axis Alley. Only cash or check will be accepted for day of registrations. 

To register, Click Here!
Tickets are non-refundable. 

About The USO:
The USO of Central and Southern Ohio covers 65 counties in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and West Virginia. All money and donations contributed to this USO stays in this area, so that they can take care of our military that is in our own “back yard”.


  • 5K run/walk for all ages and pumpkin dash for children 12 and younger
  • Pumpkin dash will begin at 9:00am and will take place on the Purple People Bridge (.10 miles). Parents are welcome to accompany their child, but no visibility will be lost on the short sprint, and volunteers will be lining the direct path to keep everyone safe!  A t-shirt and small pumpkin will be included for all pre-registered kids 12 & under. All children participating in the pumpkin dash must be pre-registered to ensure enough pumpkins are available.
  • 5K run/walk will begin at 10:00am. A t-shirt and swag bag will be included for all pre-registered participants.
  • After party at Axis Alley will be open to all participants and families, and will include FREE bowling.
  • Pre-registration price is:
    • $15 kids pumpkin dash
    • $35 5K run/walk
    • After pre-registration deadline, the price will increase by $5.00 and will not include a t-shirt or swag bag.
  • Military discount of $10.00 will be given with proof of a valid military ID.  If you do not have proof you will have to pay the $10.00 difference at packet pick-up


  • All Pre-registered adult civilians & military: Event t-shirt, swag bag, 2 drink tickets (beer or soft drinks) at after party.
  • All adult civilians & military not pre-registered: 2 drink tickets (beer or soft drinks) at after party.
  • All pre-registered children (12 & younger): Event t-shirt, 1 drink ticket for soft drink, and small pumpkin.
  • Children not pre-registered: 1 drink ticket for a soft drink and a small pumpkin. 
  • Pre-registration closes on Monday, October 2!