The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and it’s time to stretch our abilities as we enter the summer racing season. At Orthology, our providers are not only skilled physical therapists, chiropractors, and soft-tissue specialists, they are also avid runners, triathletes, and cyclists. From marathons to gran fondos, you’ll find us out in the community, testing our mettle and helping you get better, faster, once you cross the finish line.

Orthology is thrilled to partner with Final Stretch for 2015. Final Stretch is a comprehensive race management organization committed to providing every athlete—at every level—a quality experience from registration to finish line. They have a full slate of runs, duathlons, and triathlons to bring to us in 2015, including:

Liberty Triathlon
What: Olympic/Long/Relays
When: June 13, 2015
Where: Rockford, Minn.

Held at beautiful Lake Rebecca on the western edge of the metro, the Liberty Triathlon has something for everyone. This USAT-sanctioned race offers multiple races distances to get you ready for the upcoming season. Packet pick-up for this race will be held at Orthology Eden Prairie on Wednesday, June 10th from 4pm to 7pm.

Time To Fly
What: 5K/10K/Kids K
When: June 20, 2015
Where: St. Paul, Minn.

Walk, run, or skip to show your support for the Childhood Cancer Research Fund. Every step taken brings us closer to a cure. Choose one lap or two around Lake Phalen in St. Paul.

Rochesterfest Triathlon
What: Sprint/Olympic/Relays
When: June 21, 2015
Where: Rochester, Minn.

Head down to Rochester for the race—and stay for the festival. Once you’ve swum/biked/ran to your heart’s content, enjoy live music, a parade, and multiple outdoor activities.

Lake Waconia Triathlon
What: Sprint/Relay
When: June 28, 2015
Where: Waconia, Minn.

This event is one of the oldest and most beloved triathlons in the Twin Cities. The calm waters of Lake Waconia are the perfect place to try your open water swimming skills, and you might even spy a bald eagle from your bike! Packet pick up for this race will be held at Orthology Eden Prairie on Friday, June 26th from 4pm to 7pm.

Gopher to Badger
What: 5K/Half Marathon
When: August 8, 2015
Where: Hudson, Wis.

Orthology is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for this border battle race. Both races start in eastern Minnesota and finish in Hudson, Wis. The battle isn’t just a metaphor, either—a winner will be determined by adding up the first five finishers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and other states. The group with the lowest total is declared champion. There will also be a state “Spirit Award,” given to the participant showing the greatest pride for his or her state.

North Mankato Triathlon
What: Sprint/Relay
When: August 9, 2015
Where: North Mankato, Minn.

If scenery is your thing, this is the race for you. The event begins with a swim in Hiniker Pond, in urban gem Hiniker Park. The bike portion races along the Minnesota River on Judson Bottom Road, and the event finishes with a run around Spring Lake Park and back to Hiniker Park for the finish. Give this one a try, and experience the great hospitality of the Mankato area.

SCHEELS Healthy Human Race
What:Half Marathon/Half Marathon Relay/5K
When: August 22, 2015
Where: Rochester, Minn.

This certified course begins in downtown Rochester and winds through the historic Mayo Clinic campus before transitioning to bike paths and running trails along Cascade Creek, Cascade Lake, Bamber Lake, Bear Creek, and the Zumbro River. You’ll experience roaring crowds and quiet nature before finishing at the Mayo Civic Center. Come join us for the 31st running of this great event!

Waseca Triathlon
What: Sprint/Long/Relays
When: August 23, 2015
Where: Waseca, Minn.

This triathlon is another lovely race in a lovely rural setting. This race will get you out into the country, starting and finishing at Clear Lake in Waseca. Post race goodies include a giveaway from Gear West Triathlon and sandwiches from Hy-Vee.

Train hard, and we hope to see you there!

For more information on any of the above races and to register, visit http://www.finalstretch.com/races.

We’d also like to wish good luck to our Orthology team who’ll be racing around the state this summer. Special shout-outs to:

Dr. Derek Doty, Dr. Natalie Neuharth, and Dr. Bieta Kia – Lola’s Half Marathon, June 6

Dr. Bre Posey and Dr. Bryan Knipfer – Grandma’s Marathon, June 20