2021 Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 Run/Walk

The 3rd Annual Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 7th, 2021; beginning at 8:30 am (ET).

We’re pleased be able to host an in-person race this year! Registration sign-ups will go until Friday, July 16th 2021 at 11:59 PM. Register before July 16th at 11:59 PM and you receive a free Sgt. Bertram 5K-9 shirt.

Support our awesome 2021 Sponsors


We’ve made a few changes this year and we think you’re going to like them. For starters, anyone who registers their dog will receive a free Sgt. Bertram 5K-9 dog bandana! Next, we’re doing something really cool and we believe it’s the first of its kind in our region. We’re partnering with two other race events to be part of the “Triple Crown of Charlestown”.

Here’s how it works; the first leg of the Triple Crown of Charlestown is the Pirate Dash 5K which starts on June 26th 2021 at 8:30 AM at the Charlestown State Park with a $25.00 entry fee. The second leg of the Triple Crown of Charlestown is the Monroe Street Mile which starts on July 24th at 8:30 AM, with a $25.00 entry fee.

The third and final leg of the Triple Crown of Charlestown is the 2021 Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9, at the Charlestown High School on August 7th at 8:30 AM with a $30.00 registration fee, plus an additional $5.00 registration fee for doggies. Kids 10 & under register for free, (Sgt. Bertram 5K-9 shirt not included)

Click here for directions to Charlestown High School, #1 Pirate Place, Charlestown, IN 47111

Everyone who competes and finishes the Triple Crown of Charlestown will receive a Triple Crown of Charlestown t-shirt. If you simply want to participate in the 2021 Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 you can do that as well by simply registering for the Sgt. Bertram 5K-9.

The funds raised from this year’s Sgt. Bertram 5K-9 will be used to send a delegation of Officers from the Charlestown Police Department to Washington D.C. to honor the memory of Det. Sgt. Te’Juan “TJ” Johnson, a 12 year veteran of the Charlestown Police Department, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on December 2nd, 2020 after a valiant fight against Covid-19.

Some restrictions apply for the registration and participation of canine animals in this event, please review all details provided on the registration form.

Note: If you simply want to participate in the 2021 Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 you can do that as well by simply registering for the Sgt. Bertram 5K-9, using the above link.


Sponsorships:

Questions regarding sponsorship can be directed to; Major Jason Broady (jbroady@ctownpd.com) or Officer Brandon Lyons (blyons@ctownpd.com)

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2021 Sgt. Bertram 5K-9?

The Charlestown Police Department cordially invites you to participate as a Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 Run/Walk. We are in need of your help to reach our goal. We have several sponsorship packages listed below and appreciate any and all assistance.

Gold Sponsor – $500

Gold Sponsors will have their name/logo on an approximate 3’x5’ sign placed at one of the mile increments for advertisement along with a plaque thanking them for their sponsorship.

Silver Level- $100 / CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Silver Sponsors will share their name/logo for advertisement on an approximate 3’x5’ sign at the water/refreshment table midway through the course.

Bronze Level- $25 / CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Bronze Level Sponsors will have their name listed on signage at one of the 1/4 mile increments along the course/route.

All donations will be recognized through the Sgt. Bertram 5K-9 FB page.