Pat's Run 42 in 40 Challenge

Pat's Run 42 in 40 Challenge

Run or walk 42 miles in 40 days to support Tillman Scholars from anywhere.

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Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge

Starting October 3, run or walk 42 miles in 40 days by Veterans Day (November 11) to support Tillman Scholars, remarkable veterans and military spouses pursuing their education to make a positive impact in the world.

All proceeds fund scholarships and leadership development for nearly 700 Tillman Scholars across the country. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Join the challenge on Strava to track your progress and cheer on fellow runners and walkers
  2. Register on RunSignUp to get your official Pat Tillman Foundation shirt
  3. Run or walk 42 miles by Veterans Day, November 11, 2020

Win Prizes

As part of the challenge, you have two opportunities to win unique prizes:

  1. Use RunSignUp to refer 5 friends to the 42 in 40 Challenge or raise $150 from your friends and family to get a limited edition Tillman 42 in 40 hat, which we’ll send after the challenge ends. To get the hat, your five friends must register for the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge on RunSignUp, using the unique link you’ll receive in your confirmation email.
  2. Share photos as your complete your 42 miles on Instagram using the hashtag #42in40 to be eligible to win an Apple Watch (we’ll be randomly drawing two winners after the challenge ends November 11)

Get the Shirt

Support our Tillman Scholars program by registering via RunSignUp to get our official Pat Tillman Foundation t-shirt.

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Share Your Miles with Our Challenge Calendar

While you're tracking your miles on Strava, share your progress with our Challenge Calendar! Write your miles down each day, then total your weekly miles on Mileage Monday and share on on Instagram and Twitter using #42in40

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Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge FAQs

What is the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge?

The Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge supports our Tillman Scholars program. The challenge lasts 40 days, during which we challenge you to complete a total of 42 miles in that duration of time. To track your time and results with your fellow runners please join the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge on Strava.

 

Sounds fun! How do I participate?

Start by registering for the official Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge on Strava to easily track your mileage, connect with others in the challenge and become a member in the Pat Tillman Foundation Club. Strava Club members will receive exclusive access to news and other perks, but will not receive the official Pat Tillman Foundation shirt. Next, head to RunSignUp to register and get your official Pat Tillman Foundation t-shirt. Save the unique confirmation link you get in your email—if you register 5 people we’ll send you a limited edition Tillman 42 40 hat. Finally, share your challenge in Instagram with the hashtag #42in40—we’ll be choosing two people at random to get an Apple Watch after the challenge ends on November 11.

When does the challenge begin and end?

The challenge begins October 3, 2020 and ends on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020.

How do I submit/manage my virtual results/miles?

The best way for you to track your virtual results and miles is by joining the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge on Strava.

When will I receive my official Pat Tillman Foundation shirt after I register for the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge?

To get the shirt, you must also register on RunSignUp. We will be shipping shirts in waves throughout the month of October. While we will make every effort to ensure all shirts ship for registrants by Veteran’s Day, there is a possibility it may not arrive before the challenge completes.

Is the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge replacing Pat’s Run in April?

No. The Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge is a new, additional event. Pat’s Run will still take place in April, as it has for the past 16 years. 

Can children participate in the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge?

Yes. All ages can participate in the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge but we only have adult, unisex shirt sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL). All minors who participate will need to have the waiver initialled by their legal guardian. 

What is the location of the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge?

This is a virtual challenge, so you can run or walk your miles anywhere!

Does the race offer employee engagement opportunities?

Yes! We can provide purpose-driven experiences during a time of social distancing by using the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge as a catalyst for civic engagement by connecting runners, businesses and the nonprofit community through our corporate team program! Contact us to learn more: [email protected]

What's the referral reward for the Pat's Run 42 in 40 Challenge?

A referral reward is an additional incentive item that you can receive if you refer five friends to register for the challenge on RunSignUp using the links provided to you in your confirmation email. The referral reward for the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge is a limited edition Pat Tillman Foundation 42 40 hat.

How do I get the referral reward?

  • Once you have registered on RunSignUp to get your official Pat Tillman Foundation t-shirt, you will receive a unique referral URL in your confirmation email. Share that URL with friends, family and on social media. Anybody that uses that link to register will automatically be tracked and you will be given credit for that registration. Everyone who gets 5 signups through their referral link will get the limited edition Tillman 42 40 hat. 

When will I receive my reward?

After the conclusion of the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge on November 11, we will begin to send out all referral rewards to participants who successfully registered an additional 5 participants. 

Will my referrals automatically be tracked and reward shipped to me?

Yes. We will track all referrals based on your unique URL so you must use that unique URL from your RunSignUp confirmation to refer people. . Each URL is unique and is only associated with you. All referrals need to register using your unique URL so that you can get credit for the referral. To view your current referrals or access your referral link, log into RunSignup.com and click this link: https://runsignup.com/Profile/ReferralCodes.

Once 5 participants have used your unique URL to register, you will be added to our list to receive a reward. After the conclusion of the challenge on Veterans Day, we will ship all rewards to participants that have successfully referred an additional 5 participants.

What happens if I get more than five referrals?

We appreciate the ambition and support! At this time we only have a reward for participants once you reach five referrals. All registrations go towards supporting our mission and the work of our Tillman Scholars

About Tillman Scholars

The Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge supports our global community of nearly 700 Tillman Scholars, who carry on Pat’s legacy through scholarship, service, humble leadership and impact. Through our mission, we unite and empower these remarkable service members, veterans and military spouses as they become the next generation of public and private sector leaders, strengthening their communities at home and around the world.

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