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12th Annual Pat's Run | April 23, 2016

Save the Date! Pat’s Run Registration Opens January 12, 2016

Be the first to register for Pat’s Run in Arizona or one of 40 Shadow Runs nationwide. Sign up to get the alert when registration goes live!

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, ending at the 42-yard line of Frank Kush Field, 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? This year, join us at one of 40+ Shadow Runs and Troop Runs nationally!

Be the first to register!

Get it before it’s gone! Limited-edition 2015 Pat’s Run gear is now 50% off in 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 fundraiser who meets the minimum goal by race day will automatically be entered for a chance to win 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. Check back soon for our 2016 Fundraising Toolkit and details on prizes!

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. 

What you need to know for race day.

  • Date and Time

    Pat’s Run starts at 7:05am on April 23. 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

    Limited $42 registration will open on Tuesday, January 12th. Sign up to receive an alert when registration goes live!

  • Kid's Run

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

  • Team Registration

    Team registration for the 12th Annual Pat’s Run will open on Tuesday, January 12th. Check back soon for details!

  • Pat's Run Gear

    Get it before it’s gone! Limited-edition gear from the 11th Annual Pat’s Run is now 50% off in our online store.

  • 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

    Details coming soon on 2016 Hotel Partners!

  • 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? Check back soon for our offline registration form!

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


On April 23rd, join us at over 40 Shadow Runs and Troop Runs Nationwide.

You can Run/Walk and raise money to support the Tillman Scholars, the same as you would in Tempe. 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 with others who are passionate about our mission. Sign up to receive an alert when registration goes live on Tuesday, January 12th! 

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
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, Texas
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • New York, New York
  • Oklahoma City, 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, Washington
  • Southern New Jersey
  • Spokane, Washington
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Yuma, Arizona
  • Run in your own city!


Presented by

Sams Club

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.