Photo courtesy of Pat’s Run

On April 13, the streets of Tempe will resonate with the footsteps of thousands, as nearly 30,000 participants gather for the 20th annual Pat’s Run.
This event, which has become a cornerstone of community and remembrance, honors the legacy of Pat Tillman, who tragically lost his life 20 years ago after leaving a promising NFL career to serve his country in the wake of 9/11.

Since its inception in 2004 by Tillman’s family and friends, Pat’s Run has evolved into a heartwarming tribute, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities to honor Tillman’s legacy while supporting the Tillman Scholars program. This initiative has empowered over 850 scholars to make significant impacts in their communities and beyond, embodying the spirit of service and leadership that Tillman exemplified.
The 4.2-mile course, a nod to Tillman’s #42 jersey at Arizona State University, will commence in the heart of Tempe and conclude at the 42-yard line of Mountain America Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way, offering a poignant moment of reflection and celebration for all who cross the finish line. Wheelchair participants will lead the start at 7 a.m., followed closely by the run/walk participants and culminating with a children’s run at 10 a.m.

Participants, whether joining in Tempe, at a Tillman Honor Run, or virtually from around the globe, will receive a limited edition Sport-Tek race shirt and the first medal in a commemorative three-medal series. Kids participating in the 0.42-mile run will also be awarded a Sport Tek shirt and a special prize.

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