Pat’s Run races into Sun Devil Stadium
The third annual Pat's Run, held April 7 at Sun Devil Stadium, already has participants from more than 35 states as well as Canada and Asia. April 1 is the end of early registration, while online registration ends April 3.
Two start lines will be used this year to make the beginning of the race flow smoothly, while strollers and walkers are not only welcomed but encouraged for families with small children for the walk part of Pat's run.
Volunteers are still needed. The 4.2 mile run/walk will finish on the 42-yard line of Sun Devil Stadium on ASU's Tempe campus, where Pat Tillman played for the ASU Sun Devils and the Arizona Cardinals.
The Pat Tillman Foundation has an online volunteer registration for the site. Volunteer assignments include, but are not limited to, race packet stuffing (April 2-7) and registration (April 4-7) the week of the race, while race-day opportunities include aid stations at the start and finish lines, course monitors, a lost-and-found station, a silent auction and T-shirt distribution.
Groups can volunteer as well, and anyone can contact Erin Dando at firstname.lastname@example.org and volunteer for the same task. Individuals also can register as a “general volunteer” if they don't want to pick an area.
Runners and walkers can register online at www.patsrun.com until April 3, or at the Sun Devil Stadium Ticket Office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 4-6. The event also features a 0.42-mile “kids run” that is free for youths age 12 and under, as well as a children's activity area, sponsored by the Phoenix Coyotes.
Last year, Pat's Run drew 10,000 participants from 38 states to Tempe.
The event raises funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, a nonprofit organization that carries forward Tillman's legacy through leadership programs at ASU and six Arizona high schools.
The Pat Tillman Foundation's flagship program, “Leadership Through Action” at the W. P. Carey School of Business, enhances the leadership skills of carefully selected “Tillman Scholars.” The program helps guide the students to identify their passions and develop solutions to society's problems.
The foundation also is forming Youth Re:Action Corps teams in six Valley high schools to develop student leadership skills and address community issues.
For more information, visit www.patsrun.com or call (408) 507-6754.