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 more than 750 Tillman Scholars across the country.
Here’s how to get started:
- Register on RunSignUp to get your commemorative 42 in 40 Challenge t-shirt and medal. You must register by September 13, 2021 to get your materials before the challenge begins.
- Run or walk 42 miles by Veterans Day, November 11, 2021!
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 die cut sticker for $5! Make sure to order yours soon — we have limited quantities and they’re only available when you register for the 42 in 40 Challenge!
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 our PTF Store and the option have their event registration reimbursed!
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.
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 10K 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. To track your time and results with your fellow runners, please use RaceJoy. You’ll be sent a link and more information shortly before the challenge begins on Oct. 3, 2021.
When does the challenge begin and end?
The challenge begins October 3, 2021 and ends on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2021.
How do I submit/manage my virtual results/miles?
The best way for you to track your virtual results and miles is to use RaceJoy. If you want to use your own fitness tracker or system to manage your results and miles, you can — you’ll just need to report your information manually on RunSignUp.
Are you using Strava this year?
We are not. We will be using RaceJoy, or you can use your own software and upload your information manually in RunSignUp.
When does registration open?
Registration opens on Aug. 30. You can register right up until the challenge ends on Nov. 11.
What are the qualifying activities to record my mileage?
You can hike, run, walk, or wheelchair your 42 miles.
When will I receive my 42 in 40 Challenge shirt and medal?
To receive your shirt and medal before the challenge begins on Oct. 3, you must register by Sept. 13. After Sept. 13, we’ll be shipping shirts and medals in the order of registration.
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 17 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 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 42 in 40 challenge using the links provided to you in your confirmation email. The referral reward for the 42 in 40 Challenge is a $30.00 gift card to the official Pat Tillman Foundation Shop. You need to successfully refer five additional individuals to register for the Pat’s Run 42 in 40 Challenge using your unique URL to receive the reward.
How do I get the referral reward?
Once you have registered, you will receive a unique 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.
When will I receive my 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.
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 to refer people. Once five participants have used your unique URL to register, you will be added to our list to receive a reward. At the conclusion of the challenge on Veterans Day, we will send a code via email 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.
How will referrals be tracked?
All referrals will be tracked using your unique URL that is in your confirmation email. 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
How do I fundraise while I participate in the challenge and if I fundraise $250.00 or more what is the fundraising gift?
You can sign up to fundraise during the registration process as well on the fundraising tracker. Fundraisers who raise $250 or more will receive a $50 Gift Card to shop for their favorite swag at the Pat Tillman Foundation Shop in addition to the option of having their registration fee reimbursed! Contact Christopher Cordes with fundraising questions at: [email protected]
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.
When will my race packet ship?
Race packets will ship beginning Sept. 20.
Where do I find my bib number?
We will not be sending physical bibs. You can get your digital bib by logging into your RunSignup profile and scroll down to “Pat’s Run Challenge Series 42 in 40 Challenge;” look underneath your registrant info and see your bib number.
How will I know my race packet 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.