Pat never stopped pushing the limits as an athlete.
Told he was too small to ever play football, he defied skeptics first as an All-American ASU Sun Devil and then as a record-breaking safety for the Arizona Cardinals. Even in the off-season, he never quit—challenging himself at marathons and half-Ironman triathlons nationwide.
Today, eleven years after his death serving in Afghanistan, Team Tillman is keeping Pat’s passion and intensity alive while inspiring others to live up to their potential. A community of everyday athletes, civilian and military, we participate as a team or individually in marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, cycling and other athletic events to honor Pat. To date, we have raised nearly $1 million to fund scholarships for Tillman Military Scholars, who share Pat’s commitment to service, learning and action.
If you’re looking for a challenge as a seasoned athlete, weekend warrior or new runner, take a moment to explore some of our 2015 Team Tillman events. Each race is guaranteed to both motivate and inspire you-and your commitment will help us keep Pat’s legacy alive for years to come.
408K Race to the Row (March 1, 2015): Pat grew up in San Jose, CA and he loved the 408’s work hard/play hard attitude. Founded in 2011, “Race to the Row” is an 8k course (4.96 miles) that winds through the streets of San Jose in Pat’s honor and finishes on famous Santana Row. To date, the event has raised over $20,000 for the Pat Tillman Foundation – its Official Charity Partner. Our goal for 2015 is to smash that number! Register for the Team Tillman $408klub, come for the race and stay for the party to honor Pat.
Shamrock Shuffle (March 29, 2015): Kick off the running and racing season in Chicago at the 36th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K on March 29, 2015. More than 30,000 runners will fill the streets of Chicago for the world’s largest 8K (4.97 miles) road race that starts and finishes in Chicago’s Grant Park. Sign up now and join the Team Tillman community at the Shamrock Shuffle. Team Tillman has a $250 fundraising commitment and earns you a Team Tillman shirt, Team Tillman hat,Team Tillman sticker and team and staff support along the way. Email email@example.com. Registration for the Shamrock Shuffle is now open and will close when the maximum 40,000-runner capacity is reached. We look forward to celebrating your hard work and dedication in crossing the finish line at the Team Tillman post party.
Chicago Marathon (October 11, 2015): The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 11, 2015, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Chicago’s Grant Park. Team Tillman has guaranteed entries this year with an individual fundraising minimum of $2,500 to support Tillman Military Scholars. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your team spot today. We’ll provide fundraising support along the way, plus a Chicago Meet and Greet to get you ready to conquer the 26.2 mile run starting and ending in Millennium Park.
NYC Marathon (November 1, 2015): The TCS New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world’s biggest and most popular marathon. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy sidelined our team, but we came back stronger and faster than ever in 2013. This year, Team Tillman has guaranteed entries with an individual fundraising minimum of $4240 in honor of Pat’s ASU and NFL jersey numbers. Every dollar raised will directly support Tillman Military Scholars, some of who will run as part of the team. Plus, the weekend will include a team celebration at NFL Headquarters. Email email@example.com to reserve your team spot today.
[insert YOUR Race Here]: Don’t see an athletic event that works with your schedule or training timeline? No problem! Remember that any race is the perfect opportunity to join Team Tillman and fundraise in support of Tillman Military Scholars. Whether you’d prefer to start with a local 5K or have already set your sights on a triathlon, join Team Tillman and start collecting donations on a customized fundraising page! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for Team Tillman-Individual.
To motivate and inspire your fellow Team Tillman runners, check out the official Facebook page.
Thank you for your support!