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ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

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Registration For 2024 will open in August

Live or Virtual
Event Date: Thanksgiving, November 28th, 2024

Review the following Turkey Trot event info and F.A.Q. below.  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.

Live Event

Register here and meet at The Long Center on Thanksgiving morning. Scroll down for Packet Pick-up schedule.

Schedule of Events on Thanksgiving

7am – 9am — Registration/Packet Pickup
(Note: T-shirts are not guaranteed if you pick up on Thanksgiving morning, though we will be ordering extras for future pick up.)
8:45am — Stepping Stone School Kids K
9:25am — Wheelchair Start
9:30am — Timed 5-mile
9:35am — Untimed 5-mile
9:50am — 1-mile walk/run
10:45am — Trophy Pickup Begins

2023 Run Guide

Run Guide 2023

Virtual Event

What does it mean that the event is virtual?

 Your own race at your own pace in your own space. With the ThunderCloud Subs virtual event, you can run or walk from any location you choose.

You’ll be given the opportunity to record your time for the 5-Mile and 1-Mile Walk/Run and see how you stack against others in the same distance. There will be no awards given to virtual participants. The Stepping Stone School Kids K will include some warm-up activities and a walk/run in your neighborhood. Registration proceeds go to Caritas of Austin.

Virtual guide information coming soon.

Registration Fees

Oct. 18
Oct. 19 through Nov. 15 Nov. 16 through Nov. 22 Thanksgiving,
Nov. 23
5-Mile Run – Timed $30 $35 $40 $45
5-Mile Run – Untimed $25 $30 $35 $40
1-Mile Walk/Run $22 $25 $30 $35
Stepping Stone School Kids K $12 $15 $15 $15
Virtual 5-Mile $25 $30 $35 $40
Virtual 1-Mile $22 $25 $30 $35
Virtual Stepping Stone School Kids K $12 $15 $15 $15

Packet Pick Up

Date First Texas Honda
3400 Steck Ave.
Austin, TX
Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX
Nov 17-18
10 AM – 7 PM N/A
November 19
November 20
10 AM – 7 PM N/A
November 21
10 AM – 7 PM N/A
November 22 
10 AM – 3 PM N/A
November 23

N/A 7 AM – 9 AM
You are welcome to pick up packets for friends and family members.


North of the River
                1. Silicon Labs (400 W. Cesar Chavez)
                2. Stage Garage N (300 San Antonio St.)
                3. City Hall Garage (301 W. 2nd St. – Entrance on Guadalupe)
South of the River
                1. Palmer Event Center Garage (900 Barton Springs Rd.)
                2. Bat Bridge Lot (305 S. Congress) – Formally, Austin American Statesman. (Thank you to LAZ Parking.)
                  LAZ Parking
                3. One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Rd.)
                  One Texas Center Parking Directions

NOTE: Participants cannot park in the neighborhoods south of the river. Please be respectful to the residents in the area.

Ride-sharing drop-off should be in front of One Texas Center on S. 1st just south of Barton Springs Rd.

Course Maps

Venue Map

Turkey Trot Beneficiary Caritas of Austin

100% of all proceeds for this event are donated to Caritas of Austin.  Caritas of Austin has been ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot’s sole beneficiary since the beginning in 1991. During the past 31 years, ThunderCloud has given more than $4.4 million to Caritas.

Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. They build well-being by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. All of us need a sturdy foundation and layers of support in our lives to thrive; that’s what creates a strong community. Their innovative, personalized, and proven approach to building well-being and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.

During these uncertain times, the services provided by Caritas of Austin are needed now more than ever.

We’re raffling off a BRAND NEW Honda Accord

from First Texas Honda!
2023 Honda

Our generous sponsor, First Texas Honda, has donated a car to be raffled! 100% of all ticket sales will be donated to Caritas of Austin.

We are limiting the number of tickets to 3,600. You can purchase tickets online when you register for the event, in our online store, or in person at any packet pick-up location.


Stepping Stone School Kids K

Kids Activity Includes:

  • 1-K before the 5-mile run.
  • Download the attached image of this year’s logo below, color it in any way that suits you, and post your drawings on the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Facebook page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if it rains?

The event will go on, rain or shine. Under the possibility of hazardous weather (eg. lightning, high winds), the officials may be forced to cancel or delay the event. Under these circumstances, there will be no refunds. This is a charity event–100% of the proceeds go to Caritas of Austin. Have fun and stay safe.

What do I get when I register for the event?

You get to select between an adult long sleeve t-shirt, a short sleeve youth t-shirt, a headband/wristband set, a $10 gift card to ThunderCloud Subs, or a custom pint glass. You’ll also receive a commemorative run bib and a BOGO coupon for ThunderCloud Subs.

I noticed I got an email to be a fundraiser. Is that required?

Fundraising is optional, but encouraged. Caritas of Austin supports those in need in the Austin area.

Why is fundraising so important?

We want to end homelssness in Austin. The City of Austin spends on average $27,804.88 per homeless person (PER YEAR!) to provide shelter and food, but never addresses clothing, permanent residence or vocational training.  On average, Caritas of Austin spends $17,000 to raise a person out of homelessness into a self-sufficient working individual with their own place to call home.

If that’s not incentive enough, we’re also providing a prize package to the top fundraiser!

Are strollers allowed?

Absolutely! We ask that you start towards the back of your distance to help prevent folks from tripping over wheels. Little ones in strollers aren’t required to be registered, but we welcome any/all additional donations. 100% of proceeds go to Caritas of Austin.

Are bicycles allowed on any of the courses?

No. Only items powered by the parent/guardian are allowed (wagons & strollers) on course.  Self-powered mechanisms (scooters & bicycles) are not allowed on the course.

Is shipping included if I sign up for the virtual events?

Shipping is extra and starts at $10 for individuals.  $5 extra is charged for each additional registrant selected at the same mailing address.  Please note that we will not ship pint glasses.  These items MUST be picked up in person.