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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, 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 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 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. Register now to join Team Tillman and participate in one of our events.


  • Chicago Marathon

    October 9, 2016

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    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 9, 2016, 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 an individual fundraising minimum of $2,500 to support our Tillman Scholars program. All Team Tillman spots for this year’s Chicago Marathon are currently filled but we hope to have you join us next year!

  • NYC Marathon

    November 6, 2016

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    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 in which every dollar raised will directly support Tillman Scholars, some of who will run as part of the team. Plus, the weekend will include a team celebration at NFL Headquarters. Click on the “Register” link below to reserve your team spot today.

  • San Jose 408K

    March 6, 2016

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    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 2016 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 8K

    April 3, 2016

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    Looking for a fun race to help kick-off the 2016 spring running season? Join Team Tillman for the 2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, on Sunday, April 3. The 37th annual race is one of Chicago’s best running celebrations, with a one-of-a-kind course that weaves its way through Chicago’s Loop, starting and finishing in Grant Park.

    Commit to raising $500 with all proceeds benefiting our Tillman Scholars and you will receive:

    – An entry into the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
    – Team Tillman performance t-shirt
    – Team Tillman hat
    – Team Tillman sticker
    – Classy fundraising page
    – Team and staff support
    – The opportunity to support our Tillman Scholars

    Select “Pat Tillman Foundation” as the charity of your choice upon registration and support a great cause!

  • Ironman 70.3 Arizona

    October 16, 2016

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    Just minutes from Phoenix airport, Tempe is a perfect race venue that’s easy to get to from anywhere in the world. As home to ASU and Pat Tillman’s number 42, Tempe offers lots of sun and heat, which makes this a great recreational destination for triathletes and their families. Team Tillman has 15 guaranteed entries with an individual fundraising minimum of $2500. On October 16, 2016, get ready to conquer a flat, fast spectator-friendly course with spectacular desert vistas while supporting our Tillman Scholars.

    Register now to reserve your spot!
  • Any Race You Choose!


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    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 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 to register for Team Tillman-Individual.



  • $2,500

    Chicago Marathon

  • $4,240

    NYC Marathon

  • $408

    San Jose 408K


Team Tillman Gear package, which includes NIKE Race Jersey, NIKE Long-Sleeve Half-Zip, hat, socks, shorts, leggings, etc.

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Top Fundraisers

  • Jeremy Stoler - New Jersey, NYC, Chicago Marathons Raised $70,641
  • Dan Lee - NYC Marathon Raised $6,150
  • Jeb Spengler - NYC Marathon Raised $5,687
  • Jerry Alexander - NYC Marathon raised $5,457

  • Christopher Holland - Chicago Marathon raised $4,036

  • Santino Panico - Chicago Marathon raised $5,300

  • David Boak - NYC Marathon raised $5,360

  • Mike Bufano - Chicago Marathon raised $3,433

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A native of Mount View, California, Eric Byrnes is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who had a distinguished playing career for the Oakland Athletics, the Colorado Rockies, the Baltimore Orioles, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Seattle Mariners. Now retired, he is an analyst for MLB Network, an Ironman Tri-athlete and one of the original co-founders of Team Tillman.

After Pat’s death in 2004, Eric — who had played football for an opposing team in high school and later befriended Pat during their playing days in Arizona — made sure he spoke about Pat and the sacrifice he made every opportunity he had.  When he met the Tillman family in 2006, he vowed to help them keep Pat’s name and legacy alive.

“From that day on, I knew I wanted to focus my individual fundraising efforts throughout the course of my entire life on the Pat Tillman Foundation. Without getting all nostalgic, between my connection to Pat through Bay Area high school sports, our mutual friend Zack Walz, and playing baseball professionally in a city in which he became an icon, I felt as if it was something in my life that I was meant to do, my small way to finally do more than talk. The foundation was founded on the basic principles that encompassed everything Pat Tillman represented.  Education, leadership and loyalty.”

On July 28, for the first time in professional baseball history, Eric Byrnes served as Strike Zone Umpire, relaying the computerized balls and strikes calls to the players and fans at the San Rafael Pacifics baseball game, donating to the Pat Tillman Foundation based on performance of the automated strike zone.

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