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Save the date! Pat’s Run April 22, 2017

The 13th Annual Pat’s Run will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Tempe, AZ and at Tillman Honor Runs nationwide.

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event of 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. Sign up below and be the first to know when registration opens January 10, 2017.

Interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual Pat’s Run? Download our sponsorship guide.

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Make your 4.2 miles go much farther.



Check back in January when we will announce the 2017 fundraising incentives and to download our fundraising toolkit to support the Tillman Scholars.

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What you need to know for race day.

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  • Date and Time

    Pat’s Run starts at 7:05am on April 22nd. 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.

  • 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 will open in January 10, 2017.

  • 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.

Find a Tillman Honor Run near you.


On April 22nd, participants nationwide will join the 13th Annual Pat’s Run by participating in a Tillman Honor Run.

Thanks to all of our Tillman Honor Run participants who will be supporting Pat’s Run in your city. Whether you plan on supporting our amazing Tillman Scholars through a Tillman Honor Run or as a Virtual Runner, we thank you for helping us to continue to carry forward Pat’s legacy nationwide with all proceeds benefiting our Tillman Scholar program. 

Tillman Honor Run locations

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

Have a question about a Tillman Honor Run? Send us a note!


Interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual Pat’s Run? Download our sponsorship guide.

Volunteer 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.

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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.