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January 23, 2017

January in St. Paul can only mean one thing: Time for the 32nd annual Securian Winter Run

Half marathon, 10k, 5k — with the coolest race swag in town — is Saturday, January 28

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This Saturday, January 28, more than 1,500 runners are planning to take advantage of the unseasonably warm winter weather by participating in the 32nd annual Securian Winter Run in St. Paul.

The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of 6th and Jackson streets with the start of the half marathon—a wave 1 qualifying event for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. A 10k will follow at 9:15 a.m., and a 5k will start at 9:25 a.m.

Online registration ($55 for half marathon, $50 for 10k, $45 for 5k) will remain open until 8:45 a.m. on race day. Runners will also be able to register in person on Saturday at the plaza of the Securian Center 401 Building (corner of 6th and Robert streets) from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. All registered runners will receive a complimentary long-sleeve Brooks® performance tech shirt, a collector mug, a virtual goodie bag, and a Saint Paul Winter Carnival coupon book and commemorative button.

Race organizers have added a costume contest to the fun this year. Runners are encouraged to dress up in their most creative costume and post a photo to the Securian Winter Run event page on Facebook using the “#SWRcostumes” hashtag. The costume contest winner will receive $100, with the runner-up taking home $50. Costumes will be judged on creativity, originality and wear-ability. Contest entrants must be 18 years old, registered for the run, and their race bib and number must be visible in their photo. Read the official contest rules for more details. 

More than 150 volunteers, including 100 Securian associates, operate the Securian Winter Run. All proceeds are donated to the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, the producer of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The Securian Winter Run is one of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival’s largest fundraisers. 

More information on the Securian Winter Run, including course details, is available on Securian’s website

About Securian Financial Group

Securian Financial Group is headquartered in St. Paul and employs more than 2,500 associates in the city. Since 1880, Securian and its affiliates have provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans. Now one of the nation’s largest financial services providers, Securian is the holding company parent of a group of companies that offer a broad range of financial services. 

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