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The 12th Annual Pat’s Run

Thank you for supporting the 12th Annual Pat’s Run in Tempe, Arizona and at Shadow Runs nationwide! Your support of the 12th annual Pat’s Run raised money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

Didn’t make the big race this year? Buy official apparel for the 12th Annual Pat’s Run, including commemorative t-shirts, pullovers, shorts, hats, kids gear and more in our online store. Proceeds benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Tillman Scholars. You can still order the Official 12th Annual Pat’s Run Race Shirt here. To download your race day images from MarathonFoto, click here.

Race Results

Interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual Pat’s Run? Contact us!

Make your 4.2 miles go much farther.



Pat’s Run raises money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

Still working toward your goal? The race might be over, but there’s still time to earn the inaugural Pat’s Run Medal! Fundraise or donate $100 minimum by Saturday, April 30th to help support the next class of Tillman Scholars. If you already hit your $100 goal and did not pick up your fundraising incentives at packet pick up, we will make arrangements with you to either pick up the items at our Tempe office or to mail them to you. Out of state fundraisers will automatically receive medals via mail.

Start fundraising now!

What you need to know for race day.

Find Your Bib Number

2016 Race Guide

  • Date and Time

    Pat’s Run starts at 7:05am on April 23rd. The Kids Run starts at 9:45am. The Expo and Kids Corner will open at 6:00am.

  • The Course

    Pat’s Run is a 4.2 Mile Run/Walk that winds through the streets of Tempe to ASU Sun Devil Stadium. Look up your Bib Number.

  • Fundraising

    Start your fundraising page to support the next class of Tillman Scholars. Raise $100 by race day to earn the inaugural Pat’s Run medal.

  • Kids Run

    Kids Run registration is $5. Kids 12 and under will Run/Walk 0.42 miles from the Kids Corner to Sun Devil Stadium.

  • Team Registration

    Team registration for Pat’s Run is now closed. View your team roster here.

  • Pat's Run Gear

    Stock up and shop our online store for limited-edition gear for Pat’s Run.

  • Official Race Shirt

    All registrants will receive the official 12th Annual Pat’s Run race shirt. Interested in purchasing a race shirt, please check back after the run.

  • Hotel Partners

    We’re proud to partner with Tempe Mission Palms, Best Western–Inn of Tempe and Graduate Tempe to extend reduced rates and race-day benefits.

  • Race Packet Pick-Up

    Packet pick-up for Pat’s Run race shirts and bibs will run from April 20-22nd at Sun Devil Stadium beginning at 9:00 a.m.

  • Training Tips

    No matter your level of experience, check out some of our tips to prepare for a safe, fun Pat’s Run! Read our training tips.

All you need to know for Pat’s Run. Download our Final Race Instructions.

Can’t make it to Arizona?
Show your support for those participating nationwide.


On April 23rd, participants nationwide joined the 12th Annual Pat’s Run as a Shadow Run or Remote Runner.

Thanks to all of our Shadow Run city participants who came out and supported Pat’s Run in your city. Whether you supported our amazing Tillman Scholars through a Shadow Run or as a Remote Runner, we thank you for helping us to continue to carry forward Pat’s legacy nationwide with all proceeds benefiting our Tillman Scholar program. 

Shadow Run locations

Thanks to the following cities for being part of this year’s Shadow Runs:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boise, ID
  • Boston, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Madison, WI
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK (April 16)
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA (April 16)
  • Seattle, WA
  • South Jersey
  • Spokane, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Twin Cities, MN
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Yuma, AZ
  • Register as a Remote Runner!


Interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual Pat’s Run? Contact us here.

We need volunteers to make the day a success.


You can label runner’s bibs. Pack team boxes. Guide runners on the course. The list of jobs goes on and on. We need a LOT of volunteers on our Race Crew to make Pat’s Run a success. But you’ll enjoy the day. You’ll meet people who care about the same things you do. And you’ll make an important contribution to a cause that really matters.

Sign up now to volunteer

Volunteer FAQ

What happens after I sign up online?
You will receive a confirmation email within three days of signing up welcoming you to the Pat’s Run Race Crew and confirming your assignment(s) as a volunteer. Two weeks prior to the race, you will receive an email with specific details regarding your responsibilities and shifts, as well as parking information and other helpful instructions.
What if I cannot attend?
Please email as soon as possible to let our volunteer coordinator know, so we can ensure your responsibilities will be re-assigned to another volunteer.
What if I cannot work the whole shift?
Once you sign up, we count on you for the full shift and cannot replace you if you leave early. At times, it may appear your area is over-staffed, but please be aware that all shifts are coordinated based on anticipated crowds. We count on each volunteer for help at the busy end of the shift. Please do not leave your post.
May I bring a friend?
Yes! We can always use extra help! Please be sure to have them register online to secure a volunteer position and Race Crew T-shirt.
How should I dress?
We recommend all volunteers wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Please dress in layers to compensate for cool to hot temperatures throughout the day. All volunteer jobs will take place outside – this includes Registration/Packet Pick-up. Note: some jobs have a physical requirement; please review the job descriptions before you register.
What should I bring with me?
As little as possible. There is no storage available, so you will have to carry any items you bring with you. Most areas will have a place to set down your belongings, but it will not be secure. We strongly recommend wearing a backpack or leaving your personal items in your car.
Can children volunteer?
The official age for an unaccompanied child to volunteer is 16. The Pat’s Run committee wants to ensure the safety of all volunteers. Please direct any questions regarding children to the volunteer coordinator at
Do volunteers get a discount on race entry fees or a complimentary entry
Pat’s Run is the signature annual fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation, and entry discounts for the run are not offered. Event proceeds after expenses directly support the Tillman Scholars program.