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ASU alumni support Pat's Run with shadow runs across US

Runners in 2014 Pat's Run - Chicago
February 20, 2015

Arizona State University alumni and fans around the country will honor the legacy of former ASU Sun Devils and Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman by hosting a series of "shadow runs" in conjunction with the 11th annual Pat’s Run, being held in Tempe, Arizona on April 25.

The 4.2-mile run/walk, which last year drew more than 20,000 people in Tempe, 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, which supports active and veteran military service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice.

ASU alumni and students will be staffing the Mile 1 aid station at the race in Tempe from 5:30 to 10 a.m.

Additionally, 34 U.S. chapters of the ASU Alumni Association will host “shadow runs” across the United States in conjunction with the Tempe event. The shadow runs are community-oriented affairs, commonly held at parks, schools and recreation areas. The shadow runs have grown from 150 runners participating in 2009 to 2,500 runners participating last year.

To view a complete list of cities hosting shadow runs in conjunction with Pat’s Run, or learn more about the Alumni Association’s involvement with the main race in Tempe, go to