Eagan, Minn. (July 31, 2020) – On Saturday, August 1, registration opens for the Twin Cities Orthopedics Virtual Vikings 5K. The registration period extends until Saturday, August 29, and participants have from the final day of registration through Sunday, September 13, to complete their run.
All runners will receive a Woodchuck medal, face buff, race bib and a completion certificate. To assist with preparations and for the run, participants will have access to a Sounds of the North Spotify playlist curated by DJ Skee and instructional videos provided by TCO and Training HAUS on Vikings.com. The 5K may be completed anytime and anywhere during the running window. Participants are encouraged to join the Vikings Wellness group on Facebook to connect virtually with other participants and share health and wellness tips.
Proceeds from the 2020 TCO Virtual Vikings 5K will benefit three TCO Foundation partners – Bolder Options, United Heroes League and CycleHealth. All three were selected for their work in keeping youth healthy and active with an emphasis placed on their efforts during this unprecedented time. Additional donations to the TCO Foundation can be made online at Vikings.com and the Minnesota Vikings, through their partnership with Twin Cities Orthopedics, will be matching up to $10,000 raised.
What: Twin Cities Orthopedics Virtual Vikings 5K
Where: The virtual 5K can be run anywhere.
Registration: Saturday, August 1 – Saturday, August 29, 2020
Running Dates: Saturday, August 29 – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Link to Register: Vikings.com/5K
Twin Cities Orthopedics Foundation
The TCO Foundation is proud to support local organizations whose missions promote healthy, active lifestyles for everyone in the community, especially youth. Now more than ever, local families are struggling to find safe activities and places for kids to play, which is why the work of TCO Foundation partners is so important.
Bolder Options is a wellness-based, youth mentoring organization that utilizes caring, adult mentors along with a structured program of physical activity, academic improvement, goal setting and empowerment to build self-esteem and healthy habits in youth ages 10–14.
CycleHealth teams with leaders in business and healthcare to equip kids with tools to create a new cycle of health in America. World-class events and programs, delivered through CycleHealth’s innovative Sweat Rx, allow kids to lead the way to wellness.
United Heroes League’s mission is to empower military families to stay healthy and active through sports by providing free head-to-toe sports equipment, free skill-development camps, grants to offset sports fees and tickets to pro games so the family can enjoy a night out before or after deployment.