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Register for the 12th Annual Pat’s Run

On April 23rd, join us for the 12th Annual Pat’s Run in Tempe, Arizona or register for one of 30 Shadow Runs nationwide.

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Held in late April to commemorate the day Pat lost his life in Afghanistan serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Pat’s Run is a 4.2 Mile Run/Walk that winds through the streets of Tempe to Sun Devil Stadium, symbolic of the #42 jersey Pat wore as an ASU Sun Devil. Since 2005, Pat’s Run has grown from a 5,000 person race to honor Pat’s legacy to over 35,000 participants committed to empowering the Tillman Scholars through academic scholarships.

Can’t make it to Arizona in 2016? Register for one of 30 Shadow Runs nationwide or sign up as a Remote Runner in your local community to support the scholars.

Register for Pat's Run

Stock up on Pat’s Run gear and start training!
Shop our online store.

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.

Help make this Pat’s Run the most meaningful one to date by starting a fundraiser to support the Tillman Scholars. Every participant who fundraises or donates $100 minimum by race day will earn exclusive gear and prizes. We know you may need to recruit a few different donors to reach that goal, and we want you to have the tools you need to educate them about where their money is going. Download our 2016 Fundraising Toolkit for tips and info on prizes!

Start fundraising now!

What you need to know for race day.

Register for Pat's Run

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.

  • Fundraising

    Start your fundraising page to support the next class of Tillman Scholars. Raise $100 with the chance to earn exclusive prizes.

  • Kid's Run

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

  • Team Registration

    Want to run as a team this year? Learn about how you can create your own team or join a team here.

  • Pat's Run Gear

    Stock up and start training! Shop our online store for limited-edition gear for the 12th Annual Pat’s Run.

  • Official Race Shirt

    All registrants will receive the official 12th Annual Pat’s Run race shirt. Design to be revealed in early 2016!

  • Hotel Partners

    We’re proud to partner with Tempe Mission Palms and Best Western–Inn of 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.

  • Training Tips

    No matter your level of experience, check out some of our tips to prepare for a safe, fun 12th Annual Pat’s Run! Read our training tips.

Prefer to register via mail? Download our offline registration form.

Can’t make it to Arizona?
Join a shadow run or run remote.


On April 23rd, join us at over 30 Shadow Runs or run remote in your local community.

You can Run/Walk and raise money to support the Tillman Scholars no matter where you live. Shadow Runs bolster our awareness and fundraising efforts across the country. So if you can’t make the big Tempe event, we’d love you to join a Shadow Run or register as a Remote Runner in your community with others who are passionate about our mission.

Shadow run locations

Click on the link below for the run location you would like to join.


Interested in sponsoring the 12th 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.