Weather Service predicts the high temperature in St. Paul Saturday
January 25 - the day of the Securian Winter Run - will be 18 degrees.
Runners who are used to cold weather should find the conditions normal
for January and manageable for those who know how to suit up for a
Registration available through race dayOnline
registration is available through Saturday, January 25 at 8:45 AM.
In-person registration and pre-race packet pick up is available Monday
through Friday at the Run 'N Fun stores in St. Paul and Burnsville. As
always, same-day registration is available too. Look at the registration
form, downloadable at securianwinterrun.com,
and find complete details on parking, registration fees and the many
services offered to Securian Winter Run participants.
The Securian Winter Run includes a half marathon (a qualifying event for
the Twin Cities Marathon), a 10K and a 5K. All start and end at the same
location at Sixth and Jackson next to the Securian Campus. Start times
In additionto the mug all registrants receive, the first 1,000 people
who check in Saturday morning can choose from one of three additional
gifts - an ear band, socks or a shoe wallet.
The biggest warming house"Our race starts and ends indoors
- we don't know of any other winter race that can make that claim," said Lori
Koutsky, Community Relations and Foundation manager, Securian
Financial Group. "We open our downtown St. Paul campus every year to the
1,500 - 2,000 people who enjoy our event. There's plenty of room in our
lobbies and skyways for everyone to keep warm until their event starts
and warm up after they finish." There also will be tents and water stops
along the route.
Hot food and beverages will be available after the race, along with
bananas and bottled water. There's a secure place for runners to check
their gear while they're running. When they're done they can stroll down
the skyway to the YMCA for a shower.
Time your sockballIn addition to the Securian Winter Run,
people can register for the World's Coolest Sockball Throwing Contest.
The Saint Paul Saints will set up their radar-equipped
pitching booth for anyone who wants to pitch three sockballs (or
regular baseballs) for $1. All proceeds and sockballs go to Listening
House, a nonprofit that serves the homeless in St. Paul. Think Bank,
which has a branch office on the Securian campus, will match the
Sockball proceeds up to $500.
A spectacular sendoffFireworks are a new addition to the
Securian Winter Run for 2014. Right after the air horn sounds for the
start of the half marathon, ground fireworks will be ignited a block
away. Runners can watch the show as they trot past the display.
A Winter Carnival traditionThe first winter run was held 34
years ago when a group of Securian employees organized a full marathon
that started and ended at Holman Field. Twenty years ago, Securian
Financial Group stepped in as an official corporate sponsor for the run,
which had become a Saint
Paul Winter Carnival event. It is now a keystone Winter Carnival
About Securian Financial GroupSince 1880, Securian
Financial Group 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, it is the holding company parent of a group of companies that
offer a broad range of financial services.
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