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About 18 months ago I lost a very dear friend of mine, and although it’s been a while, I still think about her every day. I will never forget her. I don’t need an annual golf tournament or triathlon (her favorite sporting event) to commemorate her impact on my life.

But it would be nice.

Memorial events remind everyone else about the amazing people we have lost. They keep the memories alive and they also do good things for the living.

Next weekend Arizona State University is sponsoring a Run to Remember Pat Tillman, an ASU alum and football player who joined the military to fight for his country, and was killed shortly thereafter. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Tillman Military Scholars program.

Pat’s Run takes place at ASU but if you can’t go to Arizona that weekend, you can take part in a variety of Shadow Runs happening all over the place. For us in Southern California, the Shadow Run is NEXT SATURDAY, April 13 at the beautiful Rose Bowl in Pasadena.



Saturday, April 13, 2013 – (the website says it’s “on or around April 20th” but once you click “register” it will say the 13th.)

Registration: 8:15 am

Shadow Run/Walk Begins: 9:00 am

Picnic & Presentation: Immediately following

You may run a 4.2 mile course or walk 3 miles around the Rose Bowl, finishing at Brookside Golf Course Club House with a post-race picnic and gathering. This event is open to anyone. They are also partnering with Operation Gratitude to create care packages and write postcards to our servicemen and women.

With more than 1,700 Veterans currently enrolled, Arizona State University online is a proud sponsor of the Pat Tillman Foundation Shadow Runs throughout the country. With the legacy of a hero, scholar, and student athlete behind this annual event, ASU online is excited to partner in hosting the run in his memory to encourage participation of military personnel and Vets and families to come out and enjoy the day. There is a 20% discount for military members – just use the code PRS13ASUOM (limited number, first come first served).

There are also 10 discount registration codes for civilians, 20% off the cost of registration (also first come first served): PRS13MM


MomsLA (529 Posts)

1 comment

  1. Chris 8 April, 2013 at 16:31 Reply

    Every run is a memorial run if you do it right. But how can you pass up a chance to run around the Rose Bowl?

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