Minnesota Credit Union Foundation to host July 11 Financial Literacy 5K event

 ST. PAUL, MN (June 17, 2015) — The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) will hold its second annual Financial Literacy 5K race on Saturday, July 11, at Lake Normandale in Bloomington. The race is for both runners and walkers and also includes a kid’s fun run.

Proceeds from the Financial Literacy 5K provide funding for the MnCUF Financial Education Grant Program, which awards grants to fund projects, programs and initiatives that help improve the personal finance skills of consumers and communities across Minnesota.

Financial Literacy 5K registration is open to:

  • Credit union staff, volunteers & supporters
  • Educators, school staff & administrators
  • Non-profits, agencies & financial literacy enthusiasts
  • Legislators, government officials & others holding elected office
  • Members of the running community
  • Walkers
  • Fitness enthusiasts
  • …and anyone who shares a passion for financial education!

“Last year, nearly 300 financial education supporters took part in the Financial Literacy 5K,” said MnCUF Chairman Dave Larson. “This year, we are looking forward to an even larger turnout of financial education supporters who understand the need to provide personal financial education to today’s youth, and highlight the role that credit unions play in improving the lives of the members and communities that they serve.”

With a strong commitment to financial education, MnCUF is an organization dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. In 2013, the Foundation launched its Financial Education Grant Program and an ongoing budgetary commitment to financial education. The Foundation dedicates 50 percent of its annual budget to Financial Education Grants that positively impact credit union members and communities.

The annual Financial Literacy 5K is sponsored by Co-Op Shared BranchingEckberg LammersTC RunningTruStage and Wipfli. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category for both men and women. In addition, any credit union, school or organization that registers five or more Financial Literacy 5K participants will automatically be eligible for the team award.

For additional details about the Financial Literacy 5K, visit the MnCUF website at The event is coordinated by soleMOTION Race Management.

Keenly focused on financial education and professional development initiatives, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. MnCUF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1969 to serve as a charitable arm of the Minnesota credit union movement. For more information, visit

Founded by running enthusiasts from Minnesota and North Dakota, soleMOTION Race Management is headquartered in Fargo, N.D. soleMOTION partners with reputable non-profit organizations to provide detailed race management services to host events that are open to people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. For more information, visit

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