Rudy Perpich Public Service Award nominations accepted through May 1

You don’t have to be a runner, volunteer or spectator in order to play a role in this year’s 41st Grandma’s Marathon. Public nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Rudy Perpich Public Service Award through Monday, May 1.

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

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.

Up to three individuals will be chosen to receive the 2017 award and will be honored at an award ceremony on Thursday, June 15. For award breakfast details and more information, call Grandma’s Marathon headquarters at 218-727-0947.