Badge of Honor Benefit Run Inc.


Badge Of Honor Benefit Run Inc.

The 4th annual Badge of Honor Benefit Run is complete. On behalf of the entire race committee, I would like to say thank you for your support. This race would not have been possible without you and the support of our sponsors. A special thanks to our Ultimate Sponsors – Harry Blackwell Dodge, Hefner Furniture & Appliance, and First Midwest Bank. Thanks to Dr. Wes Payne, Three Rivers College President, for allowing us to utilize the campus for our event. The weather turned out great and there were 192 registered for the event, which is a record number. We had a lot of volunteers that helped as well so thanks to all who dedicated their time to this event. Again, thanks and look forward to seeing you next year.

Jeff Vitale


The Badge of Honor Benefit Run is an event to honor the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protect and serve the citizens of their communities.  Proceeds of the monies raised from this event will be distributed among four distinguished law enforcement support groups, dedicated to assisting police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel.  The MASTERS is a non-profit organization designed to assist the families of Missouri State Troopers who have given their lives in the line of duty.  Similar to The MASTERS, The BackStoppers provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs and volunteer fire protection units, who have lost their lives performing their duty.  The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police is dedicated to improving the working conditions of police officers so they are able to provide quality law enforcement services to the communities they have sworn to protect.  The proceeds from this event will also be used to help the Local Missouri Fraternal Order of Police fund community programs like the Annual Shop with a Hero Program, where law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel shop with children to purchase Christmas gifts during the holiday season.  Starting in 2019, part of the proceeds will also assist Supporting Heroes.  Supporting Heroes mission statement: “Our mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of public safety heroes who give their lives in the line of duty – by caring for the loved ones they leave behind.”


Check out the organizations that we are supporting with the proceeds of this Benefit Run:

Backstoppers  Masters Logo    MoFOP

The race director, MSHP Captain  Jeff Vitale, can be contacted at:

The BackStoppers logo is trademarked and may not be altered. Our name and logo may be used where indicating an approved fundraiser benefits BackStoppers and may not be used in a way that suggests The BackStoppers is an organizer or presenter of the event or fundraiser.
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  17 Responses to “Badge of Honor Benefit Run Inc.”

  1. Is there a walker category or only runners?

  2. I ran the 10k, my wife ran the half. We both appreciate how well the courses were managed. Thanks to everyone who organized this race and helped with corners and crossings. This is a “must-run ” race for us now!

  3. Can I sign up for 2016 online? Can’t find a link to do so.

  4. Is there a map of the course available?

  5. I have some volunteers for the aide stations. When and where do they need to be?

  6. Is 9:00am the start time? Wondering why it is so late in the morning? 🙁

    • Last year we did the race at 8:00 am it was still dark outside as everyone was preparing for the race. We wanted to try out starting an hour later this year for light and weather reasons.

  7. I have been sick this week and am registered for my first half marathon. Would it be possible to switch to the 5k or 10k if I’m not feeling well enough for the half marathon?

    • Sorry that you aren’t feeling well. Yes you can change your race but we aren’t able to refund the difference in the race registration fees. Just let us know when you pick up your registration pack which race you are going to run for sure.

  8. Hi. I was wondering if the half marathon could be walked instead of ran.

  9. What is the course?