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

Thanksgiving Weather: Forecast 1

Could be our warmest Turkey Trot ever!

According to WeatherUnderground, race time (8:00 a.m.) temperature will be 37 degrees with a 33% chance of snow.  How fun could that be?!  Warm temps with some fun snow!

And… can you say Cinnamon Rolls for the finishers!  Yummy!


atlasOrange City Turkey Trot’s purpose is to mark the Thanksgiving Holiday with joyful community through a 5K fun run / walk.  While we offer a true 5K course and keep runner times, the emphasis is on a fun experience for all ages that will raise awareness and resources for mission.  The 2015 ministry partner is ATLAS of Orange City.

The 2015 OC Turkey Trot registration is now open! Register now for the best prices.  Registration includes T-shirt and pre/post race refreshments.

  • $15 Before September 1 – NOW EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31!
  • $20 Before November 25
  • $25 at packet pickup and race day

We’re using Trinity Church’s signup page for registration this year, which will allow us to give a greater percentage to ATLAS.  After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

If you have any difficulty registering, please call us at 712-737-4542.  Our intrepid office staff can register you over the phone.

CLICK HERE for the registration page.  

2015 Logo is launched!

Hi Friends,

Turkey Trot is still almost 5 months away, but we’re glad to share with you the 2015 logo!  Thanks to Sara Crane for her creative work in this piece.  We’ll update the blog when registration is open, so be sure to sign up for the e-mail notifications.  Thanks a bunch and have a great day!2015 Logo

2015 Turkey Trot Time Change ~ 8:00 a.m.

We are less than 7 months away from the 2015 Turkey Trot!  Our team just started the engines of moving towards that date.  Here are are some advance things to know….

First, a time change: We’re moving the start time to 8:00 a.m., so people get a little more sleep and our out-of-town runners have a little extra time to get here.

Second, look for a 2015 logo to show up in the next few weeks.

Third, our local mission this year will be ATLAS of Orange City Area.

Fourth, look for the first registration information in the Tulip Festival Kiwanis Road Race (May 16 in Orange City) registration packets.  By then, we hope to have registration up and running.  As in previous years, early bird discounts apply.

Gobble! Gobble!

Fun. Run. Food. Pics. Bless.

Charlotte (Direct Care Coordinator) and Becky (New Director) from the Bridge!
Charlotte (Direct Care Coordinator) and Becky (New Director) from the Bridge!

Now it’s time for some fun pics!  But first, THANK YOU for registering and supporting The Bridge!  Becky and Charlotte were present to represent the ministry and gave a big Thank You to all of you.

And don’t forget to celebrate the overall winners:  David Bohlken of Omaha won the men’s division with a time of 18:03, and Sonya Jongsma-Knauss of Sioux Center won the women’s division with a time of 20:58.  Congratulations!

Now, onto some pictures.  Enjoy….