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By: Nick Blumberg on 03/30/2012
The annual Pat’s Run will be held in
The crowd of runners at 2011's Pat's Run Tempe. (Photo courtesy Pat Tillman Foundation)
On April 21, thousands of runners will fill the streets of
This is the eighth Pat’s Run that’s been held in
“Some of the newer runs are a dozen people. They’re brand new, and they’re just getting the word out," said Marcy Wojtulewicz of the Pat Tillman Foundation. "Our large runs,
One of the shadow runs is in
Last year's Shadow Run in San Jose, Calif. (Photo courtesy Pat Tillman Foundation)
“To me, it’s an honor to be able to put on this run, and all the money goes towards the Tillman Military Scholars," Jacobs said. "I think it’s important for our country when the people in the military come back, that they get the support that they need.”
Proceeds from Pat’s Run Tempe, and from all the shadow runs, directly benefit the Tillman Military Scholars Program. Wojtulewicz says the Foundation hopes to keep adding shadow runs.
“Recognizing Pat’s Run Tempe has maxed out at capacity and we cannot grow the 4.2-mile run anymore, just out of safety and experience, the way we can grow is through the shadow runs," Wojtulewicz said.
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Updated 4/3/2012 9:10 a.m.