2022 Award Announcement

Run Minnesota recognizes individuals for their impact on the MN Running Community.

Virginia Brophy Achman

2022 recipient of the Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award

Virginia Brophy Achman has served as the Executive Director for the non profit Twin Cities in Motion (TCM) since 2004. She grew the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon into more than a marathon, filling the race weekend with running events for all ages and abilities. Her leadership of Twin Cities in Motion has impacted hundreds of thousands of runners in Minnesota and beyond.

Tom Lindsay, Katie McMahon, Howard Ojalvo, & Mari Ruddy

2022 Run Minnesota Volunteers of the Year

These four individuals have filled the instrumental role of Team Lead in our Training Programs for multiple consecutive training sessions. They significantly supported Run Minnesota’s mission by fostering a positive group culture, sharing their enthusiasm for running, and encouraging and supporting the runners in our training programs. We especially value their contributions as we returned to training programs after the impacts of the pandemic.

Pat Lanin is the founder of Run Minnesota and pioneer of the Minnesota running scene.

 More information on Run Minnesota awards can be found at run-minnesota.org/awards