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The Ron Daws Ambassador award is presented to an individual who has been a leader in the development and growth of long distance running and who has shared a commitment to be an ambassador of Grandma's Marathon and the City of Duluth.

Recipients

1993 - Alex Ratelle

1994 - Dorothy Spencer

1995 - Dick Beardsley

1996 - Garry Bjorklund

1997 - Doug Kurtis

1998 - Kerry Rodd

1999 - John Goldfine

2000 - Rob Link

2001 - Richard E. Braun

2002 - Terry Lundberg

2003 - Bill Andberg

2004 - Kelly Keeler

2005 - Ed Hermel

2006 - Dan “Digger” Carlson

2007 - Doris Windsand-Dausman

2008 - Carolyn Mather

2009 - Dr. James Kirkham

2010 - Martha Firling

2011 - Gloria Jansen

2012 - Jon Anderson

2013 - Huck Andresen

2014 - Joanie Holst


About Ron Daws

Ron Daws is truly an inspiration to the sport of running. The Minnesota native represented the United States in the marathon at the 1968 Olympic games and finished in 22nd place. Through his dedicated efforts he was extremely instrumental in the development of road racing in Minnesota, and was inducted into the Road Runners Club of America Hall of Fame in 1986.

Ron is not only remembered for the success he achieved as an athlete, but is also recognized nationwide as a runner who gave back to the sport. Ron was a great ambassador to Grandma's Marathon and the City of Duluth. His legacy has encouraged many to focus on the continued development of long distance running.

In 1993, Grandma's Marathon choose to celebrate the memory of Ron through the Ron Daws Ambassador Award. The award is presented each year to an individual who has been a leader in the development and growth of long distance running, and who has shared a commitment to be an ambassador of Grandma's Marathon and the City of Duluth.