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The Mission Continues

We made the difficult to decision to transition Pat’s run from an in-person event to prioritize health and safety, and you showed up in support. From Tempe to the streets of your town, nearly 31,000 runners honored Pat Tillman’s legacy 2020’s virtual Pat’s Run. Truly, you showed us that the mission continues, no matter what happens.

We are grateful to every runner who laced up on April 18, 2020, mapped routes to Strava and took to Instagram to support the Pat Tillman Foundation and its community of more than 600 Tillman Scholars. Your participation in the 2020 Virtual Pat’s Run will help make their transition to their second act of service in healthcare, business, law, policy, education, and the humanities. We are particularly grateful to the 70 Tillman Scholars who joined Pat’s Run across 26 states and in three countries, running a 24-hour relay in 30-minute shifts.

What’s Next

Relive the 2020 Pat’s Run: Check out Strava or follow the #PatsRun hashtag on Instagram and Twitter to see how other runners joined the mission. Join our Facebook group to share your photos and continue the mission.

 Join Us in 2021: We will post information on 2021 Pat’s Run soon—stay tuned to save the date.

Highlights from 2020 Race

Dr. Jesse McGuire kicked off Pat’s Run 2020 via Facebook Live, and announcer Jeff Munn offered commentary on Twitter, bringing a little bit of tradition into this year’s run. We also heard from many of our Tillman Scholars on what this year’s support meant to them:

“I woke up this morning and started watching the posts and videos flow in. Feeling very connected with the PTF family today and am grateful to give back in any way I can.” —Tillman Scholar Cristine Pedersen

“I am truly humbled to be a part of such a driven community. As a 2012 Tillman Scholar, I have witnessed the community grow into an unstoppable force. We represent so many industries, but we have a common goal: to make an impact. I want to thank all of those that have supported my Tillman Scholar sisters and brothers over the years. We wouldn’t be over 600 strong (and growing) since 2009 without you!” —Tillman Scholar and Regional Captain John Van Horn

“My first Pat’s Run was tons of fun! We did it virtually, of course. My 10-year old, Hallee, ran with me the entire 30 minutes in our very hilly neighborhood! She is a fierce runner already. Watch out, she’s gonna break some records soon!” —Tillman Scholar Jeremy Van Tress

Share your memories and photos of your race items in our Facebook Group or by tagging #PatsRun on Instagram and Twitter.


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Fundraise as part of Team Tillman in our new virtual run format. Earn exclusive prizes.

Fundraising Threshold: $500


Setting up a fundraising page is easy and we welcome the generosity of fundraisers of all levels who are passionate about honoring Pat Tillman’s legacy. When you commit to raise $500 as part of Team Tillman, you’ll earn exclusive benefits and prizes including:

  • Custom Team Tillman race shirt  
  • Reimbursement of your 2020 Pat’s Run registration fee
  • Limited-Edition 2020 Pints for Pat #42 Guinness Pint Glass
  • Stay tuned for more Team Tillman Prizes

*Fundraising goal must be met by March 31, to receive your Team Tillman race shirt by race day.

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Pat’s Run FAQs

When will I receive my 2020 Pat’s Run t-shirt, bib and medal?

Modifications to Arizona’s Stay-at-Home order in early May allowed us to begin shipping race packets. Fulfillment began on May 6 and is an ongoing process. All registered runners received an email letting them know that we shipped their race items. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected]


I ran the past four races (2017–2020), but my series medals don’t align correctly. Is there a way to fix this?

Unfortunately, our 2019 medal (the third in our race series) was manufactured in the wrong size. If you participated in Pat’s Run consecutively from 2017 to 2020, you should have received a replacement 2019 medal in your packet. If you ran Pat’s Run in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and did not receive a replacement 2019 medal, please contact [email protected].

When is the 2021 Pat’s Run?

We are still working with Tempe officials to formalize next year’s date. Stay tuned!

What does Pat’s Run support?

Pat’s Run is the signature annual fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Proceeds from Pat’s Run directly support the Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program. Tillman Scholars are veterans, active service members and their spouses who are committed to service and community. Tillman Scholarships can be used at academic institutions across the country.

Is my Pat’s Run entry fee tax deductible?

Per IRS regulations, individual registration fees for the event are not tax-deductible (due to goods and services received). Please note, any donations or pledges over and above the registration fee are tax-deductible. All Team Tillman Pat’s Run donations are tax-deductible.

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