The Heroes' Challenge Annual

Fun Walk-Run & Fundraiser

Help honor our local military and first responder Heroes & their families by taking...

The Heroes' Challenge 2020: VIRTUAL fundraiser Walk-Rum

Support local Heroes register Today and then pick the day you will walk/run

between the 4th of July & Patriots' Day (9/11)  

1a) Register today for theour 2020 virtual Walk/Run

       2) then we will send you your personal BackaHero dog-tag and race t-shirt

         3) now go out and do your distance for Heroes, then send in your picture, time & distance

   4) Register today for the 7th annual Heroes' Challenge2021... 10K Run, 5K Fun Walk/Run,  1K Walk/Run

The Heroes' Challenge 

4th of July 2020  goes Virtual

 One Historic Day...    an Amazing Cause...   You Supporting Heroes

Virtual means you choose... when, where, and what

distance you will go to support local heroes   

BackaHero.Today is all about supporting local heroes.  Heroes who silently give 24/7 on-duty, doing their job, taking care of-serving-protecting the rest of us.  The Heroes' Challenge held in the morning hours of our nation's Independence Day does  just that... a fundraising "thank you" to those past and present soldiers and their families who sacrifice so the rest of us can live free.  But freedom is not free. Freedom comes on the backs of heroes. It takes a toll on those who serve and those who love them. Take the Heroes' Challenge by registering today and then getting pledges so you can back a Hero and proudly wear... your dog tag. 


that is how much money BackaHero.Today

has passed on to local Heroes thus far! 

BackaHero.Today has thus far donated $12,239 to help local Heroes! We are excited to partner with Point Man Ministries to not only support local military members and their families, but also help support other vital programs, such as the Veterans Village, a village of micro homes currently being built to support women vets (with children) who are experiencing homelessness in the Vancouver/SW Washington area, and some hunting and fishing trips for Heroes.

To have the backs of Heroes we need you!  The goal of BackaHero.Today is to provide the highest quality race experience we can for each and every Challenger.  In 2016 we brought on Scovel Racing to provide "chip-timing" for all event Challengers. We also added an extra hill to The Heroes' Challenge Run to stretch it out to a half-marathon.   In 2017 we added a Track Walk for those that want a smooth flat walk that is NOT timed, as well as a "Virtual Team" for those that want to skip the exercise and go directly to getting pledges and raising money for Heroes.  In 2018 we made the event more accessible by moving the Heroes' Challenge in to downtown Washougal, and replaced the 30-mile Bike Race with a Children's event and added a Finishers' Beer Garden.  In 2019 we added a "Right Now" Raffle which directly helps fund  emergency needs, when help is needed "Right Now".

In 2020 the COVID 19 Virus hit town so we expanded our local Heroes outreach and added hometown first responders and their families to our support program.  Then we went 100% Virtual so we could still raise funds to have the backs of more local Heroes.

2021 we WILL BE BACK in Washougal hosting not only our 7th annual race and Patriot's Breakfast, we will be adding on to the community celebration with a Children's parade, live music, food booths, family friendly activities, car show, beer garden and much more! We are excited to help make Washougal the place to be... every 4th of July!

Please give your time, energy, and treasure to support a great cause... helping local Heroes and their families rebuild after sacrificing for us. They gave for us... today lets give to them.  Join our "Team" by registering today to Run or Walk, get pledges, and truly BackaHero.Today

  • Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)3:15


 Click on our t-shirt logo above to see KATU's news video of the first Annual

"The Heroes' Challenge" in 2015

Show your support for Heroes!

BackaHero.Today now has official head gear! We are offering custom embroidered hats. So click on "Register to Race" at the top of this web page and order your limited edition baseball cap now!

Click on the logo below to go to our Vendor's website!

Local News Station KATU Channel 2 coverage of The Heores' Challenge, July 4, 2016

 The Heroes' Challenge

Fun Run

is every

4th of July

a local non-profit dedicated to supporting Heroes in our community

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