For the sixth consecutive year, Quicken Loans sponsored Pat’s Run, a 4.2 mile run commemorating the life and legacy of Patrick Tillman.

As a former Arizona State University player drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, Tillman put his potential all-star NFL career on hold to serve his country in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. He served on the second battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiments in Fort Lewis, Washington, as well as serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On April 22, 2004, Pat’s unit was ambushed, leading to his untimely death.

After Pat’s death, his family and friends founded the Pat Tillman Foundation to support veterans and spouses through educational scholarships, tools and a support network. Since its conception, the foundation has grown to 525 Tillman scholars and $15 million in academic scholarship and support.

The run is a fundraising event for the Tillman Foundation, with proceeds of the race directly supporting the Tillman Scholar Program.

The run is located at The Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, which is the home stadium for Pat’s alma mater. Over 30,000 participants, volunteers and spectators gather together to honor Tillman’s legacy and raise funds for the foundation of his namesake.

Starting on the streets of Tempe, the race winds through the city, ending at the 42-yard line of Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium in remembrance of Pat, who proudly wore No. 42 on his football jersey.

This year, the Tillman Foundation celebrates the 14th annual Pat’s Run. To date, it’s the second largest military race in America.

As part of our commitment to veteran causes, Quicken Loans sent over 350 team members to participate in the 2018 Pat’s Run, running alongside former military service members. After the race, the team members were treated with breakfast and time to reflect on the meaning behind the race.

For more information on the race and the Quicken Loans team members who participated, be sure to watch and share our video coverage of the event.

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  1. We are pleased with our current Quicken Home Loan. Another worthy honorable veteran related organization helpful for Veterans in need, aging in place, or disabled: Purple Heart Homes, Statesville, NC, that tends to veterans in other states at large as well. They recently lost a veteran founder of their PHH that passed away suddenly. Website: https://purplehearthomesusa.org/

    1. There are certainly lots of excellent causes, Roger! I’m glad you found something that speaks to you. It’s wonderful to hear about your good experience!

  2. I’m waiting to close on a loan now with Quicken Loans I”ve been working with Austin Shaw & Monica Warda Just had a water test done results to be sent to Quicken Loans then the closing in my current loan Its has been very fast and so easy The people at Quicken do all the work I love it James Young

    1. Hi James:

      Thanks for sharing your positive experience with us. I’m going to get this over to our team so I can share your kind words with Austin and Monica! Have a wonderful day!

  3. My wife and I got a loan from VA thru Quicken Loans. We are vary happy with your lending
    procedure. I received your e-mail regarding the run in honor of Tillman. I would like to donate. Please advise how to do that
    Thank you
    Mike Mathews.

    1. I’m so glad to hear you’ve had a great experience with us! The Tillman Foundation is a great cause and I’m happy you’ve been inspired to donate. This is their donation page. Thank you very much for your donation!

  4. T hank you Quicken Loans for what you do to support our Veterans and their Families! As a widow of An Army Retired Veteran I thank you! As a home owner financed through Quickens I thank you! May God Bless you for what your doing.
    Ms. Jacqualine M Hubbell

    1. It’s our pleasure to support such a great cause, Jacqualine! Our veterans give so much for us that it’s nice to be able to give something back. Thanks for choosing us as well.

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