Dr. Pat Castle

Founder @ National LIFE Runners Team

Dr. Pat Castle is the founder of LIFE Runners, the largest Pro-Life team in the world with over 14,500 teammates ages .1 to 101 in 39 nations and 2,553 cities. Pat is an inspiring and unifying force for Pro-Life through faith, activism, courts, education. He received the 2020 Springtime Foundation Christian Unity Award and was part of the movie Unplanned. Pat encountered St. Padre Pio during the Pikes Peak Ascent. He cofounded the Law of Life Summit and the A-Cross America Relay. Pat served as a Care Net pregnancy help center chairman and is the research advisor for Sidewalk Advocates. He completed the Notre Dame Vita Institute and is a fourth degree Knight. Pat directed youth retreats, Engaged Encounter, FCA, and RCIA. He grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from the Air Force Academy. Pat earned a PhD in nano-analytical chemistry from the U of IL at Urbana and is a board member at the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology. He did ten military assignments, including the Weapons of Mass Destruction defense officer at the base closest to Osama bin Laden on Sep 11th. He briefed Generals and members of Congress. While an Air Force Academy chemistry professor, Pat developed the ethics curriculum and coached the marathon team. Pat has raced 22 marathons, highlighted by Marine Corps (2:53), Boston (2:59), Pikes Peak (17th), Great Wall (2nd). Since retiring as a medical squadron commander, he served as a chemistry teacher, then an industry executive, and now speaks across America. Pat and family live in NE. All In Christ for Pro-Life! Facebook. Speaking. pat@liferunners.org