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2016 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Event Info


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Review the following event information and our F.A.Q. first.  If you still can’t find an answer, feel free to ask us a question, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


Thanksgiving Morning – November 24, 2016- Rain or Shine!

Kids K 8:15 AM
Timed 5 Mile 9 AM
Untimed 5 Mile 9:10 AM
1 Mile Walk/Run 9:20 AM

The Long Center, Austin TX

Course Maps

Click the picture below to download a high resolution PDF of the course maps!


Registration Fees
Registration Types Untimed 5-mile Timed 5-Mile 1-Mile Walk Stepping Stone Kids’ K
Through Oct 9 $20 $25 $18 $8
Oct 10 thru Nov 6 $25 $30 $20 $8
Nov 7 thru Nov 23 $30 $35 $25 $10
Thanksgiving Day $35 $40 $30 $10
Packet Pickup Locations and Hours
 Date First Texas Honda (North) Luke’s Locker (Downtown)
Sat Nov 19 2016 10AM – 7PM 9AM – 6PM
Sun Nov 20 2016 CLOSED 12PM – 5PM
Mon, Nov 21 2016 10AM – 7PM 10AM – 7PM
Tues, Nov 22 2016 10AM – 7PM 10AM – 7PM
Wed, Nov 23 2016 10AM to 4PM 10AM – 6PM
Thurs, Nov 24 2016 CLOSED CLOSED

You may also pickup your packet on Thanksgiving Morning at the Long Center terrace between 7AM and 9AM.


Each year, we rely on the help of more than 650 volunteers to make packet pickup and Thanksgiving Day logistics possible for this event. Volunteer opportunities include packet pickup at First Texas Honda and Luke’s Locker, event day registration at the Long Center, and clean-up after the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is finished.

This is a great opportunity for both individuals and groups looking to help this holiday season.

Click here to sign up to volunteer

Transportation and Parking

You’ve purchased a ticket, now it’s time to decide how you are getting to and from the Turkey Trot!

Parking is available at:

  • Palmer Events Garage
  • City Hall
  • One Texas Center
  • Austin American-Statesman (West parking lot only)

For bus routes and schedules visit
For more parking information visit


Bike Corral

Bring your bike to the parking corral at the Long Center and Mellow Johnny’s will give you a wristband.  No lock required!


All of the run proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin. Last year’s Turkey Trot raised $295,000, and over the last 25 years the run has raised nearly $3 million for Caritas.

Payment Types

Cash, Credit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), Check (make payable to ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot or TCSTT).


Awards will be given to the overall male, overall female, masters male, masters female, grand masters male, grand masters male and the top three men and women in each of the following age groups: 10 and under, Ages 11-12, Ages 13-14, Ages 15-16, Ages 17-19, Ages 20-24, Ages 25-29, Ages 30-34, Ages 35-39, Ages 40-44. Ages 45-49, Ages 50-54, Ages 55-59, Ages 60-64, Ages 65-69, Ages 70-74, Ages 75-79, Ages 80-84, and Ages 85 and over.

We will also have awards for the first place Team Challenge and the top three finishers in the following categories: Maternity, Baby Jogger, Wheelchair, UT Longhorn, TCU Horned Frog

*Winners will be announced on Thanksgiving morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy an extra t-shirt?

Yes, online for $20.

Why is there only a short-sleeved option for kids T-shirts?

We have found that most kids prefer short-sleeved shirts.

Are dogs/pets permitted?

We love your furry friend too but please leave dogs/pets at home.  Participants have experienced unfortunate stumbles due to dogs crossing their paths.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Are strollers permitted?

Yes, but we ask that you start in the back to avoid injury to yourself, your child, and other participants. Note that we have a separate timed division for stroller participants.

Which run is the right one for me?

Remember, this is a five-MILE event, not a 5K (3.1 miles). If you’re uncomfortable with this distance, then we recommend that you do the one-mile walk/run. We encourage you to train and run appropriately and accordingly. This year’s event will have separate starts for timed, untimed, and the one-mile. We will divide by bib colors. Once in the appropriate area, line up according your pace. Look for the pace signs.

Can I walk the five-mile course?

Yes, but the course closes after two hours and the crews will begin picking up the barricades, so walk faster than a 24 minute/mile pace.

My child has never done a run. Can he/she participate in the Kids' K safely?

The Stepping Stone School Kids K starts at 8:15 a.m. (just before the five-mile run). We group kids according to age and send them off in waves so that bigger kids aren’t running over the little ones. Most children do run by themselves, but parents are certainly welcome to accompany their children. This event will only take about five minutes to complete. Every Kids’ K participant receives a finisher’s bracelet!