Alumni support Pat's Run locally, across US

ASU alumni after a Pat's Run Shadow run in Chicago

ASU alumni will be actively involved in honoring the legacy of former ASU Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman, in conjunction with the popular Pat’s Run being to take place April 21 in Tempe.

The 4.2-mile run/walk, which last year drew more than 35,000 people, is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which was formed after Tillman’s death in 2004. Proceeds from Pat’s Run support the organization’s Tillman Military Scholars program.

ASU Alumni Association volunteers will staff the Mile 1 aid station at the event, and the association’s Arizona State Young Alumni group for Sun Devil graduates under age 35 is organizing a race team to compete in the event.

In addition to the activities in Tempe, 25 local chapters of the ASU Alumni Association scattered across the United States will be hosting “shadow runs” in conjunction with the Tempe event. The shadow runs are community-oriented, casual affairs, commonly held at parks, schools and recreation areas.

To volunteer to staff the Mile 1 aid station or join the ASYA race team, visit To view a complete list of cities hosting shadow runs in conjunction with Pat’s Run, visit