Help honor our local military Heroes & their families

July 4th...   The Heroes' Challenge

Support local military Heroes and run/walk the beautiful dike along side the Columbia River in Washougal, WA. Register today for a 10K Run, 5K Fun Walk/Run, Children's 1K Fun Walk/Run,

orjoin our "Virtual Team"then stay for the Patriots Breakfast and live music

The Heroes' Challenge,

4th of July 2020

 One Historic Day...    an Amazing cause...   You supporting Heroes

& stay to enjoy the Patriots Breakfast &

an afternoon of festivities and live music

0900--1100 Patriot Breakfast

Concert  1100-1500 (3pm)

BBQ & Concert are free with your paid race registration & open to the General Public for just $5 each

One start time & you choose the way

the distance you will go to support local Heroes   

--Run at 0915 on the Dike along the Columbia River (10K/6.21 miles)

5K--FUN Walk/Run at 0915 on the Dike along the Columbia River (5K/3.11 miles)

1K--Children's Heroes' Out and Back at 0915 (0.62 mile out & back walk/run)...

for children 9 and younger ($5 charge)

No K--Join our "Virtual Team" and get lots of pledges

then cheer us on from along the course or even from your own home!

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 early 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. And 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 raised thus far! 

BackaHero.Today has thus fasr donated $11,239. to Point Man Ministries. We are excited to partner with Point Man Ministries to not only support local military members and their families, but also to be able to 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 several hunting and fishing trips with 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 add a Finishers' Beer Garden.  In 2019 we added a "Right Now" Raffle which directly helps fund  emergency needs, when help is needed "Right Now". We are excited to see what 2020 will bring to our efforts to support local military members (past & present ) and their families.

Please give your time, energy, and treasure to support a great cause... helping soldiers and their families rebuild after sacrificing for us, our country, and defending Liberty around the world. They gave for us... today lets give to them.  Register today to Run, Walk, or join our "Virtual Team" and then get pledges and truly BackaHero.Today



Show your support for Heroes!

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

The Heroes' Challenge Race & Fundraiser

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

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

"The Heroes' Challenge" in 2015


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

 The Heroes' Challenge Run is every 4th of July

Enlist Today!

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

Heroes "Right Now" Raffle  

there are times when everyone needs help

"Right Now"

the Heroes' come, they have our back,

and we are not alone anymore

Will you become a hero

for our Heroes?

1,000 tickets--$5 each--You helping Heroes Chance to win...

a dinner & night for 2 at Skamania Lodge

or Pendleton's "Grateful Nation" Wool Blanket 

Raffle tickets sold on the 4th of July 8am-3pm

Need not be present to win