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August 22, 2019 - TCO

Top 5 Reasons to Love Coaching Girls on the Run

As a proud partner of Girls on the Run – Twin Cities, we’ve seen first hand how one person’s actions can have a big impact. Girls in our community are calling on YOU to be that person. As a coach for Girls on the Run – Twin Cities, you’ll receive the tools and training to lead a team of girls toward their goals. Don’t worry if you’re not a “runner.” Girls on the Run – Twin Cities is seeking responsible, enthusiastic adults (of all genders!) with a commitment to preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

This August, we’re encouraging you to join us in making a difference in the lives of our girls. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Being a Coach

We caught up with Kate Mendel, a TCO employee and Girls on the Run – Twin Cities parent/coach to find out why she loves being a coach.

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About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. What started as a small start-up serving 24 girls in the spring of 2012 has spread quickly across the Twin Cities and into southeastern Minnesota to serve 3,400 girls at more than 200 sites in the spring of 2019.

 About Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics is committed to providing world-class service. Their dedicated teams of physicians, specialty providers and care coordinators serve patients in clinic locations, walk-in Orthopedic Urgent Care locations, and numerous other therapy and specialty care settings across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Regardless of the location, TCO delivers an exceptional patient experience, backed by decades of trusted orthopedic and sports medicine care.