FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Scott Keenan
Public Relations Director
Grandma's Marathon Seeking Nominations
for Rudy Perpich Public Service Award
Duluth, Minn.: Road closures, police security, equipment support and road
repairs on the race course—all of these and many more have been crucial to
the success of the annual running of Grandma's Marathon, and would not be
possible without the support of the public sector. For this reason,
Grandma's Marathon has created the Rudy Perpich Public Service Award, named
after the late Minnesota governor who was a large supporter of the annual
"Since day one of Grandma's Marathon, there have literally been thousands
of public servants who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to
ensure the success and continuation of our events," says Scott Keenan,
executive director of Grandma's Marathon. "The creation of this award is
long overdue, but we are excited to introduce it during our 30th
anniversary celebration and to make it an annual tradition from here on
Grandma's Marathon is currently seeking nominations from the public for the
2006 award. A nominee must be a current or former (retired or deceased)
public employee or elected official who has exhibited dedication to
Grandma's Marathon by contributing his/her time, energy and service to the
annual running of the event.
The nomination application is available on the Grandma's Marathon web site,
www.grandmasmarathon.com, or by calling marathon headquarters at
(218) 727-0947. The deadline for nominations is
April 21, 2006. Up to three individuals will be chosen to receive the award.
An award ceremony breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 a.m.
in the Great Hall Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Duluth (505 W. Superior
Street). Ticket information will be available on the Grandma's Marathon web
site in the near future.