Team Tillman

Go the Distance for a Team with Purpose

Team Tillman is our community of everyday athletes who bring their passion for endurance events, like marathons and half-marathons, triathlons or biking, together with their passion for making a positive impact in the world. Members of Team Tillman who meet fundraising minimums earn exclusive benefits and limited-edition merchandise from the Pat Tillman Foundation, as well as a community of supporters to cheer them on as they strive to challenge themselves. 

Pat spent his life pushing the limits. His achievements on the football field are well known, but his commitment to challenging himself extended beyond football in his off-season, running marathons, doing half-marathon triathlons and cliff diving. We created Team Tillman as another way for those who love to push their limits to honor Pat’s legacy and support the Tillman Scholars who carry on his values today.

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Run For Team Tillman

Make your marathon experience more meaningful by running on behalf of the Pat Tillman Foundation! Running a marathon for a charity not only provides you with guaranteed entry, it also gives you the opportunity to directly support Tillman Scholars. We currently have opportunities available with the New York City and Chicago marathons as part of their charity bib program, but we can discuss how we can support you for other events too.

Team Tillman Fundraising Goals


Registration Full!

Team Tillman for the 2024 Chicago Marathon is full! Join the waitlist below for 2025.

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nyc marathon

Registration Closed!

Team Tillman for the NYC Marathon November 5, 2023 is full. Join the waitlist for the 2024 Marathon!
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Any Race You Choose

Participating in your local 5k, Spartan Race or Tough Mudder? Register through Team Tillman for whatever your next challenge is!






2024 Pat’s Run Fundraiser

Please note: You must first register for Pat’s Run to become a Pat’s Run fundraiser.










Team Tillman Partners

We are thrilled to have Chicago Endurance Sports as our Official Training Partner of Team Tillman Chicago. Through their support, we are looking forward to another successful marathon in Chicago come October!

Team Tillman Spotlight:

New York Team Captain: Matt Ayers

An active member of the Pat Tillman Foundation community over the past several years, Matt Ayers takes the reigns as team captain of Team Tillman: New York City in 2019.  Ayers is no stranger to the Foundation’s charity running program as a staple member of Team Tillman since 2017.  In that time, he has completed the Bank of American Chicago Marathon (2017 and 2018), TCS New York City Marathon (2018), and three straight Pat’s Runs in Tempe, Ariz.  

Matt Ayers graduated from Towson University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a focus in secondary education. In 2015, he moved to Chicago and began a career at Tesla where he spent the next three years working across multiple roles within the sales and delivery departments at multiple retail locations. He chose to depart Tesla in 2018 to focus on other interests.

Matt enjoys politics, news, travel and all things sustainability. He enjoys taking advantage of the culture, science and history on display at Chicago’s many museums and neighborhoods. To go along with his commitment to Team Tillman, Ayers also serves as one of the charter members of the Foundation’s Associate Board.  He looks forward to many more years of supporting the Pat Tillman Foundation by increasing awareness within the Chicagoland area and helping to carry on Pat’s legacy.


Your contribution helps us honor Pat’s legacy by uniting and empowering remarkable service members and military spouses as the next generation of leaders.

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