Badge of Honor Benefit Run Inc.


BOHBR Inc. Committee Message

The planning process for the 2017 Badge of Honor Benefit Run (BOHBR) has begun. We appreciate everyone who was able to participate in the 2016 event and we hope to bring you a bigger and better running event.

We live in a great country and supporting the men and women who put their lives on the line each day to provide service and protection is part of the reason for this event. We want to thank all public safety personnel for their dedication, commitment, and service. We would also like to thank our military service men and women who defend our great nation. Without them, we would not enjoy the liberties and freedoms we take for granted.

The 2017 BOHBR is scheduled for April 1, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. at the Three Rivers College, located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. We have made some changes to the 2017 BOHBR, so more individuals are able to participate. Online registration will provide easy access. We will again have hard copy registration and all this can be accessed by clicking the “Registration” tab on this website. We also changed the age requirements with special conditions along with the start time so we can better accommodate race day registration.

Improvements will be made and we hope to see you on April 1, 2017. Again, thank you for your support.


BOHBR Race Committee


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 three 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.


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:

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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?