Skip to main content

Pat's Run 2016

Explore the fun and the memories in photos and social-media posts


A photograph of Sparky at the starting line of the 2016 Pat's Run
April 23, 2016

The 12th annual Pat's Run on Saturday brought together people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels — all with a common purpose: honoring the memory of Sun Devil and soldier Pat Tillman, and the efforts of our military, veterans and those who support them.

The race, the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation, has grown from 5,000 participants to more than 35,000, accompanied by shadow runs around the U.S. Held in late April to commemorate the day Tillman lost his life in Afghanistan serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Pat’s Run is a 4.2-mile run/walk around streets in Tempe, symbolic of the No. 42 jersey Tillman wore as an ASU Sun Devil.

class="glide image-carousel aligned-carousel slider-start glide--ltr glide--slider glide--swipeable"
id="glide-470185" data-remove-side-background="false"
data-image-auto-size="true" data-has-shadow="true" data-current-index="0">
    style="transition: transform 400ms cubic-bezier(0.165, 0.84, 0.44, 1) 0s; transform: translate3d(48px, 0px, 0px);">
  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="People take selfies before Pat's Run 2016"
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Pat's Run participants take selfies with Cardinals safety Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu before the race start early Saturday, April 23, at Arizona State University's Tempe campus.

    Photo by Ben Moffat/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="A runner pins on her race bib before Pat's Run 2016"
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Luressa Rinas receives help pinning on her race bib before the start of the the 2016 Pat's Run.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Sparky leads the start of Pat's Run 2016"
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Start strong, #NeverStop: Sparky starts things off Saturday at Pat's Run, an event that claims a number of hashtags, including #LiveYourDash.

    Photo by Ben Moffat/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Wheeled participants start off Pat's Run 2016"
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Participants on wheels, including a range of bicyclists, lead the first wave of Pat's Run participants.

    Photo by Ben Moffat/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Runners begin at the start line of Pat's Run 2016"
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Runners assigned to Corral 1 take off at Pat's Run.

    Photo by Ben Moffat/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Runners silhouetted against a mountain during Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Runners are silhouetted against A Mountain during the Tempe run/walk.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Runners cross a bridge during Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Pat's Run participants cross Tempe Town Lake traveling north on the Mill Avenue Bridge.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="A runner carries an American flag during Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Many runners carry special objects, such as the Amercian flag.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="A woman runs during Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Runners reach Mill Avenue on Saturday morning.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Runners cross Tempe Town Lake with the Papago hills in the background during Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    The Papago Buttes rise beyond Pat's Run participants crossing Tempe Town Lake.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="A man carries a U.S. flag while running in Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    A runner makes his way through Pat's Run 2016.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="An Army group runs in Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Various military and ROTC members take part in Pat's Run, such as this Army group.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Runners, some in full combat gear, cross the finish line of Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Some military members run the course in full uniform. This year, because of renovations under way at Sun Devil Stadium, the finish line was outside, not at the traditional finish on the 42-yard-line on the football field.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="A veteran talks to participants about veterans issues at Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Air Force veteran Ed Logan chats with visitors about veteran support at Arizona State University after the 2016 Pat's Run on April 23 in Tempe.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="A family poses their baby in a police car after Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Tiny Jace Bedore poses for a picture — perhaps rather reluctantly — inside the Phoenix Police Department's squad car at the festivities following Pat's Run on April 23.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="A little girl walks a tightrope in the festivities after Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Merle Harlan with the Circus School of Arizona helps Keilani Martinez cross the tightrope April 23. A number of fun, physical activities were available after participants finished the race.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

  • style="max-width:1168px;width:1168px;">
    class="uds-img figure-img img-fluid"
    alt="Children learn how to trapeze in the festivities after Pat's Run 2016."
    title="Pat's Run 2016">
    data-testid="image-content-container">

    Weston Morgan (right) and his sister, Rylee Morgan, learn how to sit on the trapeze during the festivities after the 2016 Pat's Run.

    Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

    data-testid="arrows-container">
    aria-label="Previous slide">


    aria-label="Next slide">

    Scroll down for a roundup of your tweets and social posts from Pat's Run 2016.

    More University news

     

    Landscape image of the outside of Armstrong Hall with the signaged in the forefront of the image..

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrates faculty excellence with 2024 teaching awards

    With over a thousand faculty in its humanities, natural sciences and social sciences divisions, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences teaches at least one course to 90% of ASU’s undergraduate…

    Man working with machinery on the deck of a boat.

    ASU offers degrees to shape thriving ocean futures

    Nearly half of the world’s population lives within 200 km of a coastline and depends on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. In fact, the blue (or ocean) economy is a rapidly…

    Photo of 2024 FUKSI winner Jack Hinrichs

    ASU honors student to study in Scotland under prestigious Fulbright Summer Institutes program

    The Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarships Advisement has announced that John “Jack” Hinrichs, a first-year economics major in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, has…