Pat's Run is named for, and held in memory of, Pat Tillman. Pat attended Arizona State University, and was a professional football player with the Arizona Cardinals. After 9/11 he decided to enlist in the army, foregoing his multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to serve his country. On April 22, 2004, while serving in Afghanistan, he was killed in the line of duty. He was 27 years old.
The Pat Tillman Foundation, sponsor of this race, raises money to assist veterans, active military and their families with educational opportunities to which they might not otherwise have access.
About Pat's Run
Pat's Run is an annual running/walking event held in memory of Pat Tillman and commemorating his ultimate sacrifice. Proceeds benefit the foundation established after his death.
When is it?
Race Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
6 a.m. Finish Line Expo and Kids Corner Opens
7 a.m. Race Chair Start
7:05 a.m. 4.2 Mile Walk/Run Start
9:45 a.m. Pat’s Run Kids Run Start (.42 mile)
Where does Pat's Run take place?
Sun Devil Stadium at ASU in Tempe, AZ. The start is just south of Rio Salado on Packard Drive. Parking will be at a premium, so I recommend taking METRO Light rail to the Rural/University Station and walking. It's about a half-mile walk.
The 4.2 mile run/walk route takes place on the streets of Tempe. Participants finish on the 42-yard line on Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium. Here is a course map.
The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for Pat's Run. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.
Why so many references to the number 42?
That was Pat Tillman's jersey number when he played for the ASU Sun Devils. (For the Arizona Cardinals, he was #40.)
What else should I know?
This run typically sells out. There is a $50 registration fee for the 4.2 mile run/walk, and a $10 fee for kids (12 and under) participating in the .42 mile Kids Run. When online registration closes, you can get in on late registration. Complete Race Week Entry Form (online) and bring it with you to Packet Pick-up on Wednesday, April 17 through Friday, April 19 at the north end of Sun Devil Stadium. Late registrations will be accepted until sold out.
All participants must pick up their race packet prior to race day and no later than Friday, April 19th at 6 p.m. Race packets will not be available on race day. You may have a family member or friend pick up your packet. Make sure they know your race number.
There are refreshments, entertainment and a Kids Zone at the finish line.
Spectators and participants should not bring bags or backpacks for security reasons.
Will there be traffic restrictions?
Yes, of course. You can read about those here.
What if I have more questions?Race participants can get more details about the race, registration, packet pickup and more at Pat's Run online.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.