Pat's Run, the annual 4.2-mile (he wore No. 42 at Leland High School and at ASU) run that pays tribute to Pat Tillman, the former Sun Devils and Cardinals standout who gave up his NFL career to join the elite Army Rangers and was killed in Afghanistan.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation and his Leadership Through Action initiative. The April 25 run (or walk) finishes at the 42-yard line at Pat Tillman Stadium / Leland High School. To get ready for the race we have provided a 42-day training plan prepared by Perry Edinger, Pat's former ASU athletic trainer, who also prepared Tillman for his first marathon. He also served as Lance Armstrong's pacer in the 2007 New York City Marathon and won the "Ultra Slam" last year for completing four of the biggest 100-mile ultra events in the least total time.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
More than 6,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators will participate in Pat’s Run San Jose. This 4.2 mile run/walk celebrates the life of former football star and Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. Proceeds from the race benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation and its Leadership through Action™ programs.
Pat Tillman's friends and family created Pat's Run as a way to celebrate Pat's legacy while raising awareness and funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Race Day Registration Opens
7:55am Wheelchair Start
8:00am 4.2 mile Race Start
9:45am Pat's Kids Race - 0.42 mile race (non-competitive)
10:00am Awards Ceremony
Pat Tillman Stadium, Leland High School
6677 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA 95120
Online registration is open for this event through the evening of April 20, 2009. After that, walk up registration will be available April 24, 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Pat Tillman Stadium at Leland High School. Registration will also be available from 6:00am to 7:30am on race morning at Leland High School. Mail in forms are also available (click here to download). They must be postmarked by April 8, 2009.
$30 through 3/08/09;
$35 (3/09/09 – 4/20/09)
$40 race-day registration
FREE Kids Race for Kids 12 and under
All races finish on the 42 yard line of the Pat Tillman Stadium on the Leland High School Campus. This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.
Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:
- Commemorative Technical T-Shirt
- Race number, timing tag, and goodie bag (to be picked up at Packet Pick-up)
- Water and sports drink along the course
- Food, sports drink and water at finish lines
- Live Entertainment at the Finish Line Festival
- Last but not least, a truly unforgettable experience.
- Packet Pick Up (Packet pick-up will be available April 24th at the Pat Tillman Stadium on the Leland High School Campus 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Also available race morning at the Registration Desk, 6:00 am to 7:30 am. Packets include a technical race shirt, race bib, final instructions and goodie bag. We are sorry, but due to the very large number of participants, we CANNOT mail packets to those participating in the race. Race t-shirts must be picked up by the time of the race.)
T-Shirt Only Participants
Packets can ONLY be mailed to people who are NOT participating in the race but would like to receive a shirt. These people MUST choose the registration option for 'Shadow Run/T-Shirt only - not participating' (this registration fee includes an $5 shipping fee). These will be mailed out AFTER the date of the race.
Awards will be presented to the top male and female in each of the following age group divisions: overall winner, 1-15, 16-25, 26-39, 40-42, 43-49, 50-59, and 60-69, 70+. Awards will also be presented to the top male and female in the following divisions: Wheelchair, Clydesdale (225 - 274 pounds, male), Super Clydesdale (275 pounds and above, male), Athena (175 pounds and above, female). Awards will be presented to teams who generate the most participants in the team divisions. The fastest team will also receive an award (minimum 5 finishers). Informal awards ceremony at 9:15am. Must be present to claim award.
Participants are strongly encouraged to carpool, walk or bike to the start area. Limited parking is available at Leland High School and at Bret Harte Middle School.