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Full of honor: Pat’s Run hits registration capacity for field

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PHOENIX — People hoping to register for this weekend’s Pat’s Run race in Tempe should have moved a little quicker.

In a Monday tweet, the race said it had filled its registration capacity, but spots are still open for children.

This year’s race will be held Saturday at 7:05 a.m. It begins on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and winds through north Tempe and south Scottsdale before finishing at the 42-yard line inside Sun Devil Stadium.

Numerous roads in that part of the Valley will be closed or restricted during the race and bus routes will also be affected. Drivers are asked to avoid the area, while Tempe suggested runners take the light rail to get to the event.

More than 35,000 runners have participated in the race in past years.

The 13th annual Pat’s Run celebrates the life of Pat Tillman, a former ASU football standout who wore No. 42 and went on to play professionally for the Arizona Cardinals. He volunteered for the military after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Proceeds from Pat’s Run benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation, which provides scholarships for military veterans and their spouses.

Runs in Tillman’s honor will also be held in dozens of states on Saturday.

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