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The BackStoppers

Running Into Summer

25,000 - Mile Challenge

A BackStoppers Young Friends Event
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Mileage Tracker

25,000 Mile Challenge

Distance in Miles

2,080 miles

Time Remaining Until Challenge Starts

Event Description


Join The Backstoppers for a week-long virtual 25,000-Mile Challenge. Whether you prefer to walk, run, bike, hike, ruck or swim, TOGETHER we hope to log more than 25,000 activity miles. Participants should track and report their mileage after each workout.

How To Get Involved

1. Register to participate in the challenge.
2. Create a team and invite your family, friends, & coworkers to join
3. Become a Fundraiser
* individual fundraiser, team fundraiser or both
4. Donate to The Cause



There will be great prizes for runners who win their age groups, but even better prizes for top fundraisers.

Additional Prizes For:

  • Top Youth Fundraiser (12 & under)
  • Most Miles Logged
    • Youth (Biking)
    • Youth (Non-Biking)
    • Adult (Biking)
    • Adult (Non-Biking
  • Most creative team name
  • Fundraiser with most participants
  • All fundraisers who raise over $500 will get an awesome prize! (Go to the Become a Fundraiser page).

How We Help

The BackStoppers® provides ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

In addition to our mission of supporting the families of fallen heroes, BackStoppers provides assistance to
first responders who suffer a catastrophic injury performing their duty.

The BackStoppers supports families of fallen heroes by paying off all debt, providing health and dental insurance, reimbursing for out-of-pocket medical expenses, covering tuition and educational costs from day care through university, and assisting with miscellaneous extraordinary expenses.

Currently supports approximately 80 families with 70 dependent children

  • Supported over 170 families since 1959
  • Provides roughly $2 Million in assistance annually

Coverage Area

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C Counties Served:

  • Cape Girardeau
  • Franklin
  • Jefferson
  • Lincoln
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • St. Charles
  • St. Francois
  • St. Louis City
  • St. Louis County
  • Ste. Genevieve
  • Warren
  • Washington

Illinois State Police District 11 Counties Served

  • Bond
  • Clinton
  • Madison
  • Monroe
  • St. Clair

Faces of the Backstoppers


Top Individuals (7)

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Fit Friends

$335.00 raised of $500.00


Joseph Strehl

$325.00 raised


Matt Ballew

$210.00 raised of $500.00

Team Talbs - CES Dads - PowerPlay

$200.00 raised of $1,000.00



$100.00 raised of $2,000.00

Top Teams (1)

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Team Hofman

$2,250.00 raised of $3,000.00

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Corporate Sponsorship

  • Choose one of our sponsorship levels
    • Platinum $10,000; Large T-Shirt Logo; 25 Participant registrations w/T-Shirts
    • Gold $5,000; Medium T-Shirt Logo, 10 Participant Registrations w/T-Shirts
    • Silver $1,000; Standard T-Shirt Logo, 4 Participant Registrations w/T-Shirts
  • Create a Participant Team with your company/organization
  • Create a Fundraising Team within your company/organization
  • Donate prizes or give-a-ways (gift cards, merchandise, etc.)
  • Offer a gift-matching opportunity for employee donations

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