Pat's Run Set For April 7 in Tempe and April 29 in San Jose
Aug. 24, 2006
Pat Tillman Foundation Announces Race Dates For 2007
The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce its third annual Pat's Run in Tempe will be held April 7, 2007, at Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field, while its San Jose second annual run will be held Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Pat Tillman Stadium at Leland High School.
'We look forward to watching Pat's Run continue to improve, not only innumbers but in the quality of the events surrounding them,' says racedirector and friend of Pat Perry Edinger, who was the football trainer atArizona State while Tillman was a linebacker and also helped train him for a marathon. 'The past two years the numbers have been outstanding, and we look forward to promoting and staging not only the Run, but the Kid's Area and the Kid's Run.'
The race in Tempe was moved to one week earlier this year due to the Ironman Triathlon taking place in Tempe the weekend of April 14-15.
On April 15, 2006, the foundation held the second annual Pat's Run Tempewhich ran around the campus at Arizona State with nearly 10,000participants. All funds raised from the Tempe race benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation's Leadership Through Action Program at Arizona State's W.P. Carey School of Business.
Nearly 5,000 people were part of the inaugural Pat's Run in San Jose onApril 30, 2006. Through corporate and community sponsorship, along withparticipant entry fees, the run raised enough funding to launch a leadership program at South Bay area high schools.
Money raised from both runs (www.patsrun.com) aids the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Leadership Through Action program at Arizona State University. Pat's Run was created to celebrate the life of San Jose native and Arizona State graduate Pat Tillman, a scholar-athlete who first earned the nation's respect through his academic achievements and accomplishments as a football player for the Arizona Cardinals and at Arizona State and later for his service to our country after the Sept. 11 attacks. The run is inclusive of runners and non-runners alike with a 4.2-mile run/walk and a .42-mile kids run. All distances commemorate the number 42, which Pat wore during his days at Leland High School and at Arizona State.
About the Pat Tillman FoundationThe Tillman family created the Pat Tillman Foundation following his death in April 2004. The foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, isdetermined to carry Pat's legacy forward by inspiring people to makepositive changes in themselves and in the world around them. To learn moreabout the Pat Tillman Foundation, visit its Web site atwww.pattillmanfoundation.org.