Awards

Pat Lanin Distinguished Service Award

Since 1982, the MDRA has presented the Distinguished Service Award annually to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the running community in Minnesota.  It was renamed in 1997 for Run Minnesota founder, Pat Lanin.

2020 Dennis Barker

2019 Jacob Frey

2018 Scott Christensen

2017 Gabriele Grunewald

2016 Bill Miles

2015 Heidi Miler

2014 Carrie Tollefson

2013 Craig Yotter

2012 Gary Wilson

2011 Kathryn Benhardus

2010 Barb Leininger

2009 Gloria Jansen

2008 Lowell Schow

2007 Tim Zbikowski

2006 Dr. Bill Roberts

2005 Dave Kuehn

2004 Bruce Brothers

2003 Steve Hoag

2002 Patricia Goodwin

2001 LeeAnn Meyer

2000 Kevin Moorhead

1999 John Cramer

1998 Dan Finanger

1997 Chris Fuller

1996 Bruce Mortenson

1995 Sue Wurl

1994 Bill Wenmark

1993 Rick Recker

1992 Larry Russ

1991 Cindy Fitzpatrick

1990 Judy Lutter

1989 Alex Ratelle

1988 Carol Klitzke

1987 Jack Moran

1986 Scott Keenan

1985 Roy Griak

1984 Rick Kleyman

1983 Charlie Quimby

1982 Pat Lanin, Jeff Winter

Volunteer of the Year

This has been awarded annually since 1984 to recognize a volunteer group or individual for their commitment of time and energy to the Run Minnesota mission.

2020 Molly McLain

2019 Kathy Larsen

2018 Mike Miler

2017 Mark LeDuc

2016 Hamline Track and Cross Country Teams

2015 Lee Dittbenner

2014 Cindy Campbell

2013 Ann Snuggerud

2012 Mike Warden

2011 Peter Cramer

2010 Peter Erpenbach

2009 Rob Lundquist

2008 Jean Quinlan

2007 John Cramer & Family

2006 Dwight Peach

2005 Norm Champ

2004 Bryan Hendricks

2003 Hal Gensler

2002 Bill Knight

2001 Marien Bradsher

2000 Joe Wirth

1999 Kathy Unger

1998 Naomi Nygaard

1997 Nancy Carlson

1996 Bob Lindsey

1995 Vince Rodriguez

1994 Jim & LeeAnn Hewitt

1993 Steve & Erica Fossen

1992 O.C. Williams

1991 Jim Rath

1990 Ann Charity

1989 Mary Dybvig, Jan Gustafson, Carol Lichterman

1988 John Holmquist

1987 Dale Borgeson & Barry Fox

1986 Eddie Melquist

1985 Lynn Elliott & Robbi Mathews

1984 Tom Breen