WHAT: 11th Annual Pat’s Run presented by Sam’s Club—a 4.2 mile run/walk celebrating the legacy of former NFL player Pat Tillman who died in April 2004 serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The main event held at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ will feature a .42 mile Kids Run for kids age 12 and under and a Finish Line Expo. National Shadow Runs sponsored by American Family Insurance and hosted by the Arizona State University Alumni Association to be held in more than 30 cities nationwide.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 7:00 a.m. until approximately 11:00 a.m.
Race Day Schedule (Tempe):
6:00 a.m. Expo and Kids Corner opens
7:00 a.m. Wheelchair Start
7:05 a.m. 4.2 Mile Race Start
9:45 a.m. Pat’s Run Kids Run Start – .42 mile
**For a complete list of Shadow Run start times, please visit www.patsrun.com
WHO: Over 35,000 participants, volunteers and spectators will unite in Tempe, Arizona and at Shadow Runs and Troop Runs nationwide to honor Pat Tillman’s legacy and raise scholarship funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program.
WHY: Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. In addition to race fees, all participants are encouraged to raise $111 in honor of the 11th Anniversary of Pat’s Run. Proceeds from the race directly support scholarships for Tillman Scholars who embody Pat’s commitment to service, learning and action. To date, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested over $10 million in academic support for individuals who are committed to a life of service in medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Tillman Scholars, visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org.
WHERE: Start: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ – Rio Salado Parkway & Packard Drive.
Finish: 42-yard-line on Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium, symbolic of the #42 jersey Pat Tillman wore while he was an ASU Sun Devil.
National Shadow Runs sponsored by American Family Insurance and hosted by the Arizona State University Alumni Association will take place in select cities:
HOW: Register online at www.patsrun.com through April 17, 2015. Registration is limited, so participants are encouraged to register early to secure their spot.
Feb 2 – Mar 31 $45 for 4.2 Mile Run | $5 for Kids Run
Apr 1 – Apr 17 $50 for 4.2 Mile Run | $5 for Kids Run
Apr 17 *Online registration closes*
Apr 22 – Apr 24 Walk-Up Registration at Sun Devil Stadium
A team registration deadline has been set for March 31, 2015. Teams with a minimum of 10 participants are eligible to have one individual pick up race packets in advance for all team members. Regular Packet Pick Up will take place Wednesday, April 22 – Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the north end of Sun Devil Stadium.
SPONSORS: Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 646 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Sam’s Club is proud to present the 11th Annual Pat’s Run and support military veterans and their families through the Pat Tillman Foundation. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit SamsClub.com.
Madison, Wis.– based American Family Insurance is the nation’s third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 373rd on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web: www.amfam.com
PRESS: Michelle McCarthy, Pat Tillman Foundation, (773) 598-4215, [email protected]
Sandra Spann, American Family Insurance, (608) 242-4100, ext. 32881, [email protected]