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2016 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

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Thank you Austin!

THANK YOU Austin for participation and support in the 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot benefiting Caritas of Austin. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and continue to make the Turkey Trot your Thanksgiving tradition. Your participation makes a real difference for those less fortunate. We’ll be announcing the proceeds to Caritas in mid-December, so stay tuned to your email and social media for exciting news.

Race Results can be found here.

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Fundraising Challenge is still going on through the end of the year. We are offering a lot of very cool prizes from YETI and others. Click for details.

Raffle News: The raffle winners were announced at the event. Please stay tuned to email and our social media for the names of the winners.

You made a real difference

For over 50 years, Caritas of Austin has been a turning point in people’s lives. Each year Caritas serves thousands of families and individuals who do not have a stable place to call home. Through comprehensive, relationship-based services, Caritas of Austin turns crisis into stability and empowers people toward the life they want. Caritas believes that a thriving community derives its strength from providing all members the opportunity to be self-reliant.


Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.


Caritas envisions a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.


Caritas’ clients include households of all sizes; many of whom are veterans, refugees, women and children. They all share a common reality: they do not have a stable place to call home. Some have experienced homelessness for years and others have just found themselves without a place to call home. Caritas believes that people lack not the motivation to improve their life, but the opportunity to do so. Caritas helps people restore stability in their lives so people can pursue their life goals.


Caritas of Austin believes in a “housing-first approach” in their efforts to end homelessness. They know that people must first secure a stable living situation before they can address other areas of crisis in their lives. Once clients establish stable housing, they can focus on opportunities for employment, education, food, physical and mental health services and building a network of support. Caritas of Austin’s professional staff members facilitate this comprehensive approach; which is evidence-based and effective in helping people achieve self-sufficiency.


Caritas of Austin measures success in terms of lasting stability. The goal is for clients to restore stability and help them reach their goals and aspirations.

Additionally, this year Caritas of Austin will:

• Serve 80,000 meals in our Community Kitchen

• Provide enough take-home groceries for 45,000 meals for hungry families

• Help 550 individuals find employment

• Offer 1,000 education classes on topics like money management, cultural orientation, life skills, and workforce development

• Resettle 550 international refugees in their transition to life in the United States

The entire community benefits from Caritas of Austin’s services. A strong community is one where every person and family has the opportunity to be self-reliant.

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There’s no better place to be on Thanksgiving morning in Austin than the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. What’s the best part of the event, you ask? Well, the Trot has raised nearly $3 million for Caritas of Austin since its inception! One of our new favorite Trot traditions is the Caritas client team. Since 2012,  Read more

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