Grandma's Marathon is grateful for their numerous volunteers that put in countless hours before, during and after the race.  For years, they have recognized, a public employee or elected official that is worthy of  receiving the prestigious Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.  Who will you nominate this year??

Public nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Rudy Perpich Public Service Award through Friday, April 11.

Nominees can be any current or former public employee or elected official who has exhibited dedication to Grandma's Marathon by contributing time, energy and service to the annual running of the event.

In 2006, Grandma's Marathon created the Rudy Perpich Public Service Award, named after the late Minnesota governor who was a tremendous supporter of the annual event.

The nomination application is available at or by calling (218) 727-0947.

Up to three individuals will be chosen to receive the 2014 award and will be honored at an award ceremony on Thursday, June 19. For ticket details or more information, call (218) 727-0947.