Team Ortho Foundation was founded as a non-profit in 2004. They organize amateur athletic events throughout the year to encourage people into an active lifestyle. The events welcome all runners from veteran elite participants to the new runner. Team Ortho's goal is to give the participant a fun, healthy and overall fantastic experience. Events include the Polar Dash (New Year’s Day race), Get Lucky (Irish-themed race), Women ROCK (all-women’s race) and Monster Dash (Halloween/costume race) in St. Paul. Team Ortho also donates money to orthopaedic research and programs in the area.