Live 5 News – 3rd annual run to honor Pat Tillman’s legacy Saturday, more than 2,000 miles from where it began

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – 50 people and one porta-potty.

That’s all former marine Joel Jackson had in 2016 when he decided to start a Pat Tillman shadow run in Charleston in 2016. He created a 2.1-mile square route around Daniel Island and ran it twice.

Two years later, Jackson and race coordinators are expecting more than 300 people to turn out for the 3rd annual event Saturday morning at MUSC Health Stadium.

“We just did it,” Jackson said of the first run two years ago. “It’s still one of my favorite runs because it was kind of like Pat. You know, we’ll just do it any way. We’re just going to go do it.”

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Written By: Nick Krueger, Digital Content Producer