Posted on: April 11, 2013
I was walking down Mill Avenue today and I saw someone who looked like she was really enjoying her morning run. I am not a runner and I don’t look that happy when I’ve tried to run. But, I love to walk my way through 5ks, half marathons and other events each year. My favorite, by far, is Pat’s Run.
On April 20, thousands of runners and walkers will begin a 4.2 mile journey through Tempe, ending on the 42nd yard line at Sun Devil Stadium. The number 42 is the number that Pat Tillman wore when he was a football player at Arizona State. This race honors Pat Tillman’s legacy and raises money for the Pat Tillman Foundation. One of the most important functions of this foundation is the Tillman Military Scholars Program which helps remove the financial burden of college for active and veteran service members who are pursuing their degree.
Online registration ends on Friday, April 12. If you haven’t registered yet, run, don’t walk, to http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run/ and sign up now. This event always sells out. Registration is $42 through this Friday and $50 the week of the event (if there is still availability). There is also a .42 mile Kid’s Run that costs $5 through this Friday and $10 the week of the event. The 4.2 mile run starts at 7:05 a.m. (wheelchair start is at 7 a.m.) and the kid’s race begins at 9:45 a.m. Check out the Pat’s Run website for more details.
Be inspired, run (and walk) for a great cause and get one of the coolest racing shirts in town. Sign up for Pat’s Run. Right now. I’ll see you there!
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