Securian Financial Winter Run

 It’s cold outside, which can mean only one thing – it’s race time!

Securian Financial embraces what Winter Carnival is all about – enjoying Saint Paul’s great outdoors, all year long. Gather up your thermal underwear and neck warmers and start training today for the 36th annual Securian Financial Winter Run! This year, runners have the opportunity to run the 5k around Lake Phalen on January 30th OR to participate virtually in the 5k, 10k or Half Marathon.

Registration coming soon! 



All proceeds from this event benefit Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, proud producer of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Cinco de Mayo – West Side Saint Paul.

  Half Marathon 10 K 5K 
Before October 1, 2020   $                    55  $              50  $                 45
Oct. 2, 2020  – Jan. 10, 2021  $                    60  $              55  $                 50
Jan. 11, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2021  $                    65  $              60  $                 55

In the case of extreme weather conditions, the race may be shortened or canceled. An accurately measured quarter marathon course may be used as a short-course option for the half marathon. Check back for weather announcements and race notices. In the event the race is shortened or canceled, all entry fees are nonrefundable

Virtual Run Registration Fee $50.00 

It will be perfect weather… for a virtual run! Don’t feel like braving the cold or unable to join us for the 2021 Securian Financial Winter Run? Our virtual races will allow you to complete your run wherever and whenever you want! You’ll get the same benefits as running the race in person, but without the snowy winter weather.

  1. Sign up for the virtual run and choose which distance you would like to complete.
  2. Event gear can be picked up at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Office and other TBD Locations. We can also ship your gear to the address provided at signup for a flat fee of $10.00
  3. Choose your own route in your neighborhood, gym, or whatever safe location you choose and run/walk/jog the distance to complete the virtual run!


In addition, every runner will receive:

  • Long-sleeve performance pullover 
  • Collector’s mug
  • Virtual goodie bag
  • St. Paul Winter Carnival button and coupon book


Last Year’s Long-Sleeve Pullover:






Securian Financial Winter Run Training Plans

5K 10KHalf Marathon

Promotional Partnership

You can take part in the fun by:

  • Placing a banner at your storefront welcoming all runners
  • Offering a special for runners; ex: buy an entree, get a free drink; $2 off all tap beers; $3 off admission, etc.
  • And more; the sky is the limit!

For the low price of $100, participating businesses receive:

  • A listing on as an Official Securian Financial Winter Run Participating Business
  • Inclusion in a virtual gift bag for all race participants
  • Social media promotion
  • An increase in business traffic

All listings are subject to approval by the SPFHF and must be purchased before January 17, 2020.

2020 Securian Financial Winter Run Promotional Partnership



If your business would like to get involved with the Securian Financial Winter Run, please fill out the application and return to
2020 Vendor Application  (PDF)


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