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October 30, 2014

Runners embrace chilly Twin Cities Marathon

Thousands of people braved the sub-30-degree temperature Sunday morning and laced up their shoes for the 31st Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, KARE 11 reports.

Watch live video from the event below:

The temperature was expected to be brisk for the 26.2 mile event, which runs from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul. There is also be a 10-mile event.

More than 12,000 runners are expected to participate in the 31st annual event in front of 300,000 spectators. The Pioneer Press took a look at the demographic participating in the race, which includes an increase of women in their 20s.

The Star Tribune outlined the route and published links to find out who the participants are and how they finished.

If you’re planning to view the marathon, organizers suggest watching it from one of these top 10 vantage points.

KARE-TV reported that more than 28,000 runners are expected to take part in the event. The station profiled one of the participants, cancer survivor Dan Weninger, who is running the race to race money for families dealing with the disease.

See the video of his story below.