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Honor Runs hosted across the country recognize Tillman's legacy

By

Kylie Digges

The Arizona State University Alumni Association’s chapter network will honor the legacy of the late Pat Tillman, the former ASU Sun Devils and Arizona Cardinals football player who died during military combat operations in Afghanistan in 2004, by holding Tillman Honor Runs in conjunction with the 14th annual Pat’s Run, which will be held in Tempe on April 21.

The Tillman Honor Runs, which will be held in 33 locations this year, are local tributes to the main Pat’s Run in Tempe, a 4.2-mile run/walk that last year drew more than 28,000 participants. Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders. Learn more about the impact of the Tillman Scholars at PatTillmanFoundation.org.

The Honor Runs are community-oriented affairs, commonly held at parks, schools and recreation areas. Participation in the Tillman Honor Runs has grown from 150 runners in 2009 to 3,500 runners in 2017. The Honor Runs are expected to attract area military veterans and other Tillman admirers, in addition to Sun Devil alumni and their families.

View a complete list of all cities hosting Tillman Honor Runs.