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April 24, 2021

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Announcing Pat’s Run Giveaway Week

Starting Feb. 24, we’ll be giving away a surprise prize on weekdays through March 3 to anyone who registers for the 17th Annual Pat’s Run, presented by TEKsystems.

Each day, we’ll announce our prize giveaway on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll give away two prizes: one to anyone who’s already registered for Pat’s Run and one for anyone who registers that day.

We have some amazing prizes, including wearables, gift certificates from some of our favorite vendors and priceless memorabilia you won’t want to miss out on a chance to win. Giveaway Week ends March 3 (we won’t be giving out prizes over the weekend).

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Register for the virtual 17th Annual Pat’s Run, presented by TEKsystems

Pat’s Run 2021, presented by TEKsystems, is the signature fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program. This year’s race will take place virtually to prioritize the health and safety of our runners and walkers, our volunteers and our community.

While we’re disappointed that COVID-19 continues to prevent us from taking over the streets of Tempe, our community remains strong, running and walking 4.2 miles together virtually to honor Pat’s legacy across the globe by raising funds to support our Tillman Scholars program.

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Race Details

  • Distance: Run or walk 4.2 miles (.42 miles for the Kids’ Race)
  • Date: Pat’s Run will take place on April 24, 2021 at 7:05 a.m. MT, but for maximum flexibility, we’re giving all participants a three-day window (April 23–25) to complete their 4.2 miles
  • Where: Wherever you’d like! While we are disappointed not to be in Tempe with our 30,000 best friends, we can still honor Pat and the Tillman Scholars in our own communities as we run our 4.2 miles virtually.

Registration Details

  • Registration: Registration for the 4.2 mile race and Tillman Honor Runs is $42.
  • Kid’s Race: The Kid’s Race is back too—kids get their own special t-shirt and a participation ribbon.
  • Tillman Honor Runs: Register on this site for Tillman Honor Runs sponsored by Arizona State University Alumni Association—we have events in 13 cities, each socially distanced with a cap of 50 runners
  • Corporate Teams: Interested in bringing a team together from your workplace? Contact us to get a coupon code.
  • The Pat’s Run Challenge Series: We’re thrilled to announce our Pat’s Run Challenge Series. Register for all three in a bundle and save on our virtual 10K, with a submission window of Aug. 14-24, and our second 42 in 40 Challenge, which takes place Oct. 3 – Nov. 11.

Swag

  • T-shirts: All runners—kids, Tillman Honor Runs, adults—will receive a Pat’s Run 2021 t-shirt on San Mar’s high-quality sport-tech
  • Medals: Adults and Tillman Honor Run participants will also receive a Pat’s Run 2021 medal, sponsored by American Family Insurance
  • Bib: We will send bibs to Kids Race participants, as well as adult runners who register directly with Pat’s Run. We will not provide bibs to Tillman Honor Run participants
  • Add-ons: We have two exclusive add-ons to purchase this year: our annual iconic tee, sponsored by Bella + Canvas and a 4.2 car magnet—and you can only get them when you register for Pat’s Run

Mailing

We learned a lot from last year’s challenges with distributing race items, so we’ve made a few improvements to our process:

  • Mail tracking: You will be sent a tracking number as soon as your packet ships so you can see where it is
  • Shipping early: While we cannot make any guarantees, we plan to begin shipping race packets in March for delivery before Pat’s Run on April 24.
  • Shipping costs: Shipping and handling will be a flat fee: $6 in the U.S., $11 CAN / MX and $20 elsewhere in the world

 

Get Your Exclusive Pat's Run Merch

Limited Edition Merchandise

All participants will get a limited edition race tee and medal. We’ll also have an iconic tee and 4.2 car magnet for sale—exclusively to Pat’s Run registrants.

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Pat’s Run FAQs

What Is Pat's Run?

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program. In partnership with the City of Tempe, Arizona State University and our presenting sponsor TEKsystems, we’ve made a joint decision to hold Pat’s Run virtually on April 24, 2021 to prioritize the health and safety of our runners, our volunteers and the community that continues to support education and leadership development for Tillman Scholars.

When Is Pat's Run?

Pat’s Run official festivities will take place on April 24, 2021 at 7:05am MST. But we understand the benefits of flexibility in a virtual run, so you can participate and submit your virtual results anytime between the dates of April 23 and April 25, 2021.

Why Is Pat's Run Virtual?

In partnership with the City of Tempe, Arizona State University and our presenting sponsor TEKsystems, we’ve made a joint decision to hold Pat’s Run virtually on April 24, 2021. Given the rising of COVID-19 rates in Arizona, decisions by similar-sized races and advice from our local, state and university public safety advisors, we made this decision to prioritize the health and safety of our runners, our volunteers and the community that continues to support education and leadership development for Tillman Scholars.

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.

What Is the Pat's Run Challenge Series?

New for 2021! Pat’s Run has expanded to include a three-race challenge series: Pat’s Run, a virtual Pat’s Run Challenge 10K and a virtual Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge, in which participants commit to running, walking or hiking 42 miles in 40 days between Oct. 3 and Veterans Day. Participants will get a t-shirt and medal for each event in the challenge and those who complete all three get a special giveaway after finishing all three.

When will I receive my 2021 Pat’s Run t-shirt, bib and medal?

Since this year’s race will be virtual, please expect the following process for receiving your Pat’s Run swag:

  • Ship by household: You can have your race packets shipped to your household, rather than individually. So if two people from the same family register, we’ll send your race packets together.
  • Mail tracking: You will be sent a tracking number as soon as your packet ships so you can see where it is
  • Shipping early: While we cannot make any guarantees, we plan to begin shipping race packets in March for delivery before Pat’s Run on April 24.
  • Shipping costs: Shipping and handling will be a flat fee: $6 in the U.S., $11 CAN / MX and $20 elsewhere in the world

 

What do I do If I haven't received my 2020 race packet yet?

First, we are very sorry to hear this! We can ship your race packet from 2020 to you; please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll work with you.

Have more questions? Want more answers?

We have more information and will regularly update frequently asked questions at RunSignUp.

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Fundraising Threshold: $500

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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 2021 Pat’s Run registration fee
  • Limited-Edition 2021 Pints for Pat #42 Guinness Pint Glass
  • Stay tuned for more Team Tillman Prizes

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