Pat's Run 42 in 40 Challenge

Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge

42 in 40 is back! Run or walk 42 miles in 40 days to support Tillman Scholars from anywhere. Registration now open!

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Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge

From Oct. 3 – Nov. 11 each year, run or walk 42 miles in 40 days 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 more than 800 Tillman Scholars across the country.

Get the Shirt

Support our Tillman Scholars program by registering via RunSignUp to get our official 42 in 40 Challenge t-shirt and medal. You can also pick up our limited edition 42 in 40 hats and pennant! Make sure to order yours soon — we have limited quantities and they’re only available when you register for the 42 in 40 Challenge!

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Fundraising and Referral Rewards

Refer Five Friends and Get $30 in PTF Swag

Want to get a $30 gift card to the PTF shop? Refer five friends to register using your unique code from RunSignUp! We’ll automatically track your referrals, and if you have five friends sign up using your unique code, we’ll send you a cool $30 to spend on whatever merchandise you’d like. We’ll send your gift card after Nov. 11.

Raise $250 for PTF and Get a $50 PTF Gift Card

Fundraisers who raise $250 or more will receive a $50 Gift Card to shop for their favorite swag on the PTF Store and the option to have their event registration reimbursed!

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Interested in Sponsoring the Pat’s Run Challenge Series?

Your sponsorship of the Pat’s Run Challenge Series brings your brand to the forefront of the Pat Tillman Foundation’s engaged and dedicated audience of runners, walkers, and hikers. Your investment benefits our scholars, while aligning your brand to an enthusiastic audience that celebrates our shared values, inspired by an eternally optimistic, curious, selfless young athlete who heard a calling to something greater and followed it with conviction. These events will keep you moving and benefit Tillman Scholars – remarkable military veterans and military spouses – who carry on Pat Tillman’s legacy.

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Share Your Miles with Our Challenge Calendar

While you’re tracking your miles on RaceJoy, 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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Track Your Miles with our Pat's Run 42 in 40 Calendar

Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge FAQs

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

The 42 in 40 Challenge is the third event in the Pat’s Run Challenge Series, following Pat’s Run and the Step Up for Scholars Challenge. The Pat’s Run Challenge Series supports our Tillman Scholars program. The 42 in 40 Challenge lasts 40 days, during which we challenge you to complete a total of 42 miles in that duration of time.

 

What should I use to track my miles and report them?

Reporting results is easy as 1, 2, 3 — especially if you follow these three guidelines.

  1. Go to your Run Sign Up profile and look up your bib number. 
    • Digital bib numbers have been assigned and can be found on your registration page.  You can access them via the Digital Bib tab on your Registration Management page by logging onto RunSignup, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Manage Registration.
    • If you can’t find it, reach out to us at [email protected].
  2. When the 42 in 40 Challenge begins on October 3, track your miles using whatever method or app you prefer!  
  3. Add your total miles into RunSignUp by Nov 18, 2022.

For more information on adding your results, take a look at this guide from RunSignUp.

What kind of swag do I get for signing up?

Every participant will get a custom 42 in 40 Challenge performance t-shirt in a 4240 hat. Please note that the performance shirts run large, so you may want to size up or down, depending on how you like your shirts.

How will I get my swag?

Materials will be sent by mail. If you want to receive your items before the event ends on November 11, you must register by October 28.

How can I change my shirt size after I have registered?

If you selected the wrong size option for your t-shirt, or made any other incorrect option selection, you can correct this from your profile.

To change your giveaway selection by following these steps:

  • Sign In to RunSignUp
  • Go to your Profile
  • See Upcoming Races
  • Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you are editing.

  • Click the Giveaway menu item

Changes can be made through October 28th.

If you have any issues, just shoot us an email at [email protected] and we can help you out. If your gear has already shipped out, we won’t be able to accommodate shirt changes or exchanges.

Please do not leave requests for help on our social media or the Pat’s Run Facebook Group — while they are a great way to connect with other PTF supporters and learn news, they are not a useful channel for solving problems, so if you have a question or concern, reach out to us at [email protected].

How can I update my shipping address after I have registered?

If you need to update the shipping address for any reason, you can correct this from your profile.

To change your shipping address by following these steps:

  • Sign In to RunSignup
  • Go to your Profile
  • See Upcoming Races
  • Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you are editing.

  • Click the Shipping tab.

Changes can be made through October 28th.

If you have any issues, just shoot us an email at [email protected] and we can help you out. 

Please do not leave requests for help on our social media or the Pat’s Run Facebook Group — while they are a great way to connect with other PTF supporters and learn news, they are not a useful channel for solving problems, so if you have a question or concern, reach out to us at [email protected]

When will my stuff ship?

We’ll begin shipping items in early November in the order that participants registered. Please check our website, 42in40.org, for updates about shipping. We do not recommend you rely on Facebook or our Pat’s Run Facebook group for the latest information. We also have incorporated tracking information into our process, so you’ll be notified when your race packet ships.

How will I know my package has shipped?

We will send you a shipping confirmation email with your unique tracking link when your package ships so you can follow it on its path to your mailing address. If you have multiple registrants that share the same mailing address, all of the items may be in one race packet. Please check with the other members of your household to see if they have received an email with your tracking number. 

Please do not leave requests for help on our social media or the Pat’s Run Facebook Group — while they are a great way to connect with other PTF supporters and learn news, they are not a useful channel for solving problems, so if you have a question or concern, reach out to us at [email protected]

Where do I find my bib number?

Digital bib numbers have been assigned and can be found on your registration page.   You can access them via the Digital Bib tab on your Registration Management page by logging onto RunSignup, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Manage Registration.

Is there a size chart for the race shirt t-shirt?

For this event, we are not offering children’s shirts and the Sport-Tek shirts run large. To get the most comfortable fit, please consult our Adult Size Chart

Why did I get charged per registration for shipping and handling even though we are in the same household?

We fulfill our race materials through a small, locally owned business based in Tempe, Arizona. This cost per registration is to help pay for the costs of packing and shipping. Items may be consolidated into one package, but it is not guaranteed.

How do I register multiple people and make one payment?

At the end of your registration you will have the option to “Add new entry.”  The waiver form for each participant is the responsibility of that participant and that of parent or guardian of any minor-aged participants.

How can I get customer service or assistance?

Reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll reply as soon as we can! Contacting us at [email protected] is the best way to get help with issues. Please do not leave requests for help on our social media or the Pat’s Run Facebook Group, as we can’t always solve logistics issues from social media.

When will I receive my 42 in 40 Challenge shirt and medal?

To receive your items before the event ends on November 11, you must register by October 28.

When will I receive my referral reward?

After the conclusion of the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge on November 11, we will send $30 store reward code to participants who successfully registered an additional 5 participants. 

 

When will I receive my fundraising reward?

After the conclusion of the 42 in 40 Challenge on November 11, we will send a code via email to participants who successfully fundraised $250.00 or more.

Run Sign Up cheat sheet

After you’ve registered, here’s a list of things you may need to do on RunSignUp — take a look to get the help you need to manage your registration! 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

About Tillman Scholars

The Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge supports our global community of more than 8 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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