The Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund
The Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Run (3.1 miles/6.2 miles) & 5K Walk is an annual event in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop.
Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned to patrol, was a SWAT team member, and a Field Training Officer.
Jeremy loved being a police officer and serving his community. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many. Proceeds raised from The Jeremy Bitner Fallen Memorial 5K/10K Run benefit the Fallen Officer Fund, to assist the families of fallen law enforcement officers in Colorado.
Due to the recent developments amid the COVID-19 crisis, and the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control pertaining to large gatherings, the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the 8th annual Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer 5k/10k Run & 5k Walk, which had been scheduled for Saturday June 20, 2020. We are all experiencing unprecedented times, and the safety of our participants is paramount. As soon as we feel it is safe to reschedule our 8th annual event, we will update our social media pages and website.
If you are still interested in assisting families of fallen officers, we are offering a virtual race. Sign up here just as if you were participating in person and complete your own 5k run/walk or 10k run between June 1 – June 30, 2020. When you are done, post your results to the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund Facebook page. If you top your own personal record, bragging rights are allowed! After our virtual race ends on June 30, we will send you a race shirt, once we compile a list of all participants based on your registration. As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you have regarding our event. Take care of yourself and your families!