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Every finish line is a starting line.

On Saturday, April 25, join us to celebrate the 11th Annual Pat’s Run in Tempe, Arizona and at over 34 Shadow Runs and Troop Runs.

The 4.2 mile Run/Walk to honor Pat winds through the streets of Tempe to Sun Devil Stadium, ending at the 42-yard line of Frank Kush Field, symbolic of the #42 jersey Pat wore as an ASU Sun Devil. The event raises scholarship funds for Tillman Military Scholars who, in Pat’s name, strive to make a significant impact for our country and communities.

General registration will open on Tuesday, January 6. Sign up to receive an email alert and be the first to know when registration goes live! We promise not to spam your inbox.

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Make your 4.2 miles go much farther.

Help make this Pat’s Run the most meaningful one to date by pledging to raise $100 in support of a Tillman Military Scholar.

Every dollar you help raise is not just a donation. It’s an investment in our country’s future. Take a moment to learn more about the Tillman Military Scholars and their impact in medicine, business, law, technology, education and the arts.

Can’t participate in the race? You can still be a part of this incredible effort by contributing to an existing team, donating to an individual runner, or forming your own fundraising page to honor Pat.

Start fundraising now!

What you need to know for race day.

  • Date and Time

    Pat’s Run starts at 7:05am on April 25. The Kids Run starts at 9:45am. The Expo and Kids Corner open at 6:00am.

  • The Course

    Run/Walk 4.2 miles through downtown Tempe, finishing at the 42-yard line of Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium.

  • Race Fees

    General registration for adults will open online for $42 on January 6. Fees will increase to $45 on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2. Space is limited, register early!

  • Kid's Run

    Kid’s Run entry is $5 online. Walk-up registration is $10. Kids 12 and under will Run/Walk 0.42 miles from the Kids Corner finishing at the 42-yard line.

  • Team Registration

    Registration for teams of 10 or more will open January 6! Stay tuned for more details on managing a team.

  • Pat's Run Gear

    Gear up! Starting in January, you can buy limited-edition gear for the 11th Annual Pat’s Run, including special t-shirts, shorts, tanks, hats, socks and more.

  • Official Race Shirt

    The 11th Annual Pat’s Run Race Shirt will be revealed in early 2015. Stay tuned for details! Available for adults and kids.

  • Hotel Partners

    We’re proud to recognize the Best Western – Inn of Tempe as the official Pat’s Run Guest Headquarters. More 2015 Hotel Partners to be announced in January!

  • Race Packet Pick-Up

    Packet pick-up for Pat’s Run race shirts and bibs will run from April 22-24 at Sun Devil Stadium. Read important FAQs.

  • Training Tips

    No matter your level of experience, check out some of our tips to prepare for a safe, fun 11th Annual Pat’s Run! Download the training schedule.

Can’t make it to Tempe?
Join a shadow run instead.

shadow-run

On April 25, join us at Shadow Runs and Troop Runs around the world.

Shadow Run registration will open on January 6! You can Run/Walk and raise money to support Tillman Military Scholars, the same as you would in Tempe. Shadow Runs will bolster our awareness and fundraising efforts. So if you can’t make the big Tempe event, we’d love you to join a Shadow Run or Troop Run with others who are passionate about our mission. To inquire about organizing a Shadow Run in your community, please contact us.

Shadow run locations

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

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Fresno, California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • New York, New York
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • San Jose, California
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
  • Spokane, Washington
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Yuma, AZ

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Presented by

Sams Club

Interested in sponsoring the 11th Annual Pat’s Run? Contact us here.

We need volunteers to make the day a success.

volunteer

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 volunteer@pattillmanfoundation.org 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 volunteer@pattillmanfoundation.org.
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 Military Scholars program.