Official Results for the 2017 Turkey Trot

Thank you to the 159 participants and many sponsors in the 2017 Orange City Turkey Trot – you helped raise nearly $3500 to be split between Bethany Christian Services and TRC Youth Ministries.

Please note, we did find an error in the initial results that caused most runners to have a slightly altered time but did not affect the award results.


Thanks for making the 2017 Turkey Trot a Success

Check out the Turkey Trot t-shirts

Below is a mock-up of the 2017 OC Turkey Trot shirts. We ordered plenty, but register soon to get your preferred shirt size. Plus, the long term forecast looks great!2017 tshirt mockup

Register Here:

T-shirts, Prizes, Food and More Sponsors

Exciting announcements for the OC Turkey Trot coming on Nov 23:

  • Register soon as we ordered more shirts, but if you procrastinate to the last minute you may have to wait until December to receive a shirt.
  • Prizes this year will be the following:
    • Overall: Turkey Trot custom 14oz tumbler, medallion, and free 2018 entry
    • First and second in each age group will get a custom medallion
    • Best costumes will receive fun knee high ‘run now, gobble later’ socks
  • We’re excited to have Kari’s Kookies donate fresh cinnamon rolls for race morning!
  • We are also glad to add a more sponsors – please thank the sponsors listed below for making this event possible and help in supporting both Bethany Christian Services and Trinity Youth Ministries.

Turkey Trot Sponsor Logos


Register for the Orange City Turkey Trot.  If you register before the November 1 deadline to guarantee your t-shirt size.  Registration is only $25.


The race benefits both Bethany Christian Services of Orange City and Trinity Youth Ministries. We look to a great race morning to burn a few calories before Thanksgiving meals.

The race will start and finish near Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, IA with a warm and comfortable area to hang out before and after the race. Warm cinimon rolls will be served after the race. Come out with friends and have a great morning.

November 23 – 7:45 am start time

Turkey Trot Logo


Below is the list or our 2017 Turkey Trot Sponsors. With the help of these businesses we have already raised over $2000 for our ministry partners of Bethany Christian Services of Orange City and Trinity Youth Ministries.

Please support our sponsors:

Turkey Trot Sponsor Logos

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Sponsorship Deadline Extended

One of the exciting changes for the 2017 edition of the OC Turkey Trot is the addition of sponsorship. Sponsorship will allow for a better race and bigger impact on the ministries we are supporting – Bethany Christian Services and Trinity Youth Ministries.

We have extended our deadline for sponsorship – so if you know of a business that would be a great partner, please let them know. Information can be found here: Sponsor Info

As of October 8, we already have the following sponsors committed:

  • Van Engelenhoven Agency
  • Orange City Dentistry
  • Joiner and Zwart Dentistry
  • Orange City Health System
  • Joes TV and Appliance
  • Iowa State Bank
  • Sara Crane Cakes
  • Woudstra’s Meat Market


Finally, don’t forget to sign up to participate on November 23rd.


The Turkey Trot Team

Registration is Open

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Orange City Turkey Trot to be run on Thanksgiving morning November 23, 2017.

Registration fees for 2017:

  • $25 before November 21
  • $30 through race morning

Remember to register before November 1 to be guaranteed your shirt size at packet pick-up.

Plan to join us for a fun morning of fellowship and running/walking for two great causes – Bethany Christian Services and Trinity Youth Ministries.


The Turkey Trot Team

The Turkey Trot is Back!!!!

Mark your calendar for Thanksgiving morning November 23, 2017 for fourth running of the OC Turkey Trot 5k. After a one year hiatus, we will return for a great morning of running, walking, food, and fellowship while raising funds for both Bethany Christian Services and the Trinity Youth Ministries.

Mark your calendar and check for registration.


The Turkey Trot Team

Turkey Trot 2016 Not Happening

Dear fiends,

While I absolutely love the 3 Turkey Trots we did as Trinity’s new building was opened, it was really a pet project for myself one other member.

Since I have taken a new position and will be relocating, we made the decision to no longer have the Turkey Trot.

Thank you so much for all your support these 3 years.  The Food Pantry, ATLAS, and The Bridge all benefited by your participation.


Jon Opgenorth