I am a registered participant. How can I obtain a copy of my on-line Registration Confirmation?
If I am not able to run the race once I register, may I request a refund of my entry fee?
Entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your entry to another individual.
Is there a race chair division?
Yes, racing chairs and hand cycles will start approximately 5 minutes prior to the run race start (7:00 a.m.). Please send an email with subject line of “Race Chair Registration” to the Pat’s Run Race Committee. Please include your full name with DOB, and request to be registered as a race chair participant.
Are strollers allowed on the course?
Strollers are welcome at Pat’s Run but for the safety of all participants must start from the last corral #28. This applies to both jogging and standard strollers regardless of estimated finish time.
For the safety of all participants, the following are prohibited: bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards and all motor-driven vehicles. Walkman/iPod-type headphones should be set on low – be aware of your surroundings and fellow participants.
Wheelchairs are welcome and finish on the 42-yard line inside Sun Devil Stadium.
Are dogs allowed?
For the safety of all participants, dogs and pets are not allowed at Pat’s Run. Please leave your pets safely at home. Participants with pets will not be permitted to access the field or finish line. Thank you for your cooperation!
Where will I pick up my race number and timing tag?
Packet Pick-up is available April 17-19 at the north end of Sun Devil Stadium. Please check Race Info for schedule. All participants must pick up their packets prior to race day and no later than Friday, April 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Packets include your race shirt, race number, timing tag and official race program.
If traveling from out of state please make every effort to arrange for someone local to pick up your race packet. If you cannot do so and your flight arrives after 6:00 pm on Friday, April 19, please contact the Pat Tillman Foundation by email to make other arrangements.
Can I exchange my race shirt?
Each participant will be given the race shirt size they registered for, no exceptions. Should you need to exchange your unworn race shirt, please visit the Pat’s Run T-shirt booth located in the Finish Line Expo following the race.
Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
Yes, provided that they have your name and race number. They will need to initial a participant roster noting that they picked up your packet.
Is my Pat’s Run entry fee tax deductible?
Per IRS regulations, individual registration fees for the event are not tax-deductible. Please note, any donations or pledges over and above the registration fee are tax-deductible. All Team Tillman Pat’s Run donations are tax-deductible.
What does Pat’s Run support?
Pat’s Run is the signature annual fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Proceeds from Pat’s Run directly support the Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholars program. Tillman Military Scholars are veterans, active servicemembers and their spouses who are pursuing degrees at academic institutions across the country.
To learn more about this distinguished group of men and women, click here.
Are Registration Discounts* Available?
Pat’s Run is the signature annual fundraiser benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation. Registration discounts are not available. Pat’s Run entry fees cover basic expenses associated per person participating in the event. Event proceeds after expenses directly support the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Tillman Military Scholars program that provides educational scholarships to veterans, active servicemembers and their spouses pursuing their higher education at universities across the country.
*Please note, various local corporations through their Human Resources/Wellness Programs partner with Pat’s Run to offer discounted entry fees as a benefit for their employees. Please check with your company before registering as Pat’s Run is unable to provide refunds to employees who register without the providing the related code.
Is Pat’s Run Timed?
State-of-the-art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participants’ times at the start and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a UHF RFID disposable tag, called a D Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.
The ChronoTrack timing tag (D Tag) will be attached to your race number. The D Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your race number, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the number you are issued. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect. Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your race number and attach it to your shoe. Please follow the instructions provided in your registration packet.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants must wear the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. Race Results will be posted at www.patsrun.com by 4:00 p.m. April 20, 2013.
What is a Wave Start?
In order to alleviate congestion at the race start, along the course and at the finish there will be a rolling wave start to begin this year’s race. Participants will be staged in corrals ath the start line based on their anticipated finish times and will be released at pre-determined intervals in order to enhance the overall participant experience. It is important that you adhere to your assigned corral for the safety of all participants.
Are there finisher awards?
Yes, awards are presented to the top 3 male, female and race chair finishers. Team awards are also presented to fastest, largest and highest fundraising team overall.
Where should I park?
Limited free parking is available in ASU’s Lot 59 and 59 North, Packard Drive South Parking Garage (east of Sun Devil Stadium); at Stadium Garage off Veteran’s Way (across from the Wells Fargo Arena); and on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Rio Salado Parkway. Due to race day congestion it is strongly encouraged that participants carpool, walk, bike or use light rail to get to the start area. Please review the Pat’s Run Event & Parking Guide to identify options and plan ahead.
How can I order an official 9th Annual Pat’s Run race shirt if I cannot participate this year?
If you cannot join us for Pat’s Run in Tempe or one of the many Shadow Runs taking place across the country, you can still support the Tillman Military Scholars program by ordering an official race shirt.
FAQs about Children’s Participation
Can children age 12 and under run/walk in the 4.2 mile event?
Yes. Kids participating in the 4.2 mile event must be registered for this event; entry fee is identical to adults. Kids registered for the 4.2 mile event will receive the official technical race shirt, race number and timing tag. Children may participate in both the 4.2 mile and Kids Run, but must register separately for each event.
My child(ren) is/are registered for the .42 mile Kids Run. Can I run alongside them?
Yes. Parents may accompany children in the .42 mile Kids Run and are welcome to carry the littlest ones to finish line. Course marshals will line the Kids Run route to ensure the safety of all participants.
Can my children of various ages run the Kids Run together?
For the safety of all Kids Run participants, children are staged in start-line corrals by age and corresponding race number color, with the 12 year olds going first and the 0-4 year olds going last. Older children may start in later corrals, but younger children may not move up in corrals to be with older siblings. A group/family of children must start in the youngest child’s assigned corral.
Can I leave my child in the Kids Corner while I participate in the 4.2 mile event?
Children may not be left unattended in the Kids Corner at any time. Please be sure to plan accordingly to have a family member or friend stay with your child(ren) at all times.