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Pats Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Held annually in April at Arizona State University';s Sun Devil Stadium, the event attracts over 35,000 participants, volunteers and spectators from across the country. Together, they Run, Walk and Honor Pat';s legacy while raising important funds to support the programs created to pay tribute to his commitment to leadership and service.
Proceeds from Pats Run directly support the Tillman Military Scholars program. Since the program';s inception in 2008, over $2.2 million has been awarded to 171 Tillman Military Scholars representing 32 states and attending 59 academic institutions nationwide. To date, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested over $4 million in educational resources in individuals committed to a life of service, both in and out of uniform.
Pat';s Run is an inspirational event that features activities for the entire family including a 4.2 mile walk/run, a .42 Kids Run and Finish Line Expo.
The 4.2 mile course winds through the streets of Tempe and is staged so that all participants finish on the 42-yard line on Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium, symbolic of the #42 jersey that Pat wore while he was a Sun Devil. The start line is located on the East side of the stadium on Packard Drive. The route features three aid stations and five runner refreshment zones at the finish.
The fun continues after the race with a free Finish Line Festival that features entertainment, refreshments and over 40 local and national vendors. For children 12 and under the Kids Corner is an interactive zone filled with games, inflatables and special appearances by members of Arizona State football team and local sports team mascots.
Team Tillman Pat';s Run
Every registered Pat';s Run participant and volunteer has the opportunity to join Team Tillman Pat';s Run to earn unique gear, gifts and benefits including reserved race day parking - while raising important funds and awareness for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Learn more at www.teamtillman.org.
Even if you are not participating in the run, there are still many opportunities to support the Pat Tillman Foundation by donating your time and talents as a volunteer. All registered volunteers receive a complimentary Pat';s Run Race Crew T-shirt. To secure your spot on the Pats Run Race Crew, register today at www.patsrun.com.
T-shirt Only / Shadow Runs
In partnership with the ASU Alumni Association, Pats Run Shadow Runs will take place in cities across the country in conjunction with the 8th Annual Pats Run. To find and register for a Shadow Run in your area visit www.patsrun.com. Or Run, Walk and Honor in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation wherever you are. T-shirts will only be mailed to those registered as T-shirt Only or Shadow Run participants.