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!  

Donating 100% of every dollar raisedBackaHero.Today donated $901 in 2015, $2038 in 2016, and $2100 in 2017, and $5200 in 2018 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 Heores.

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 have added a sports t-shirt for each paid registration and expanded the RTB (Return to Base) brunch to a Patriots' 4th of July Barbecue with some great live music!

               The Heroes' Challenge, 4th of July

One Historic Day...    an Amazing cause...   4-Events...   You choose your challenge! 


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

5-Click FUN Walk/Run at 0930 on the Dike along the Columbia River (5K/3.11 miles)

Children's Heroes' 1K at 0945 (0.62 mile out & back walk/run)

for children 9 and younger (no charge)

or Join our "Virtual Team" and get lots of pledges and cheer us on

from along the course or even from your own home!

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

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

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


     Heroes give everyday 24/7 

Lets do the same... join the  BackaHeroBrigade today

The Heroes' Challenge Race & Fundraiser:

July 4, 2019... 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, or join our "Virtual Team" & spend Independence Day morning

Backing a Hero

 "Right Now" Raffle     2 Ways to Win!

1-Get Donations: for every $100 you get in donations you will earn 1-raffle ticket

2-Purchase Raffle Tickets       

for $25

Click here to buy your tickets


click on the dog tag to see the local News Station KATU Channel 2 coverage of The Heroes' Challenge

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

 The Heroes' Challenge Race      is every 4th of July

pictures from past Heroes' Challenges