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ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

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Live and Virtual
November 25th, 2021

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. See Packet Pick-up below.

Virtual Event

What does it mean that the event is virtual?

 Your own race at your own pace. 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 for virtual participants. The Stepping Stone School Kids’ event will include some warm-up activities and a walk/run in your neighborhood.

Registration Fees

Price through
Aug. 28
Oct. 8
Wed, Nov. 24 On Thurs, Nov. 11
5-Mile Run – Timed $27 $32 $37 $43
5-Mile Run – Untimed $22 $27 $32 $38
1-Mile Walk/Run $20 $22 $27 $33
Stepping Stone School Kids K $10 $12 $12 $13
Virtual 5-Mile $22 $27 $32 $38
Virtual 1-Mile $20 $22 $27 $33
Virtual Stepping Stone School Kids K $10 $12 $12 $13

Packet Pick Up

Date Place Time
Sat 11/20 First Texas Honda 10 AM – 7 PM
SUN 11/21 First Texas Honda 10 AM – 3 PM
MON – TUE 11/22-11/23 First Texas Honda 10 AM – 7 PM
WED 11/24 First Texas Honda 10 AM – 3 PM
  S. Austin location TBA

You are welcome to pick up packets for friends and family members.


Parking is available at Palmer Events Center. Other parking areas are TBA.
Biking and ride-sharing to the event are encouraged.
Ride-sharing drop-off should be in front of One Texas Center on S. 1st just south of Barton Springs Rd.

Schedule of Events

7:00 – 9am — Registration/Packet Pickup
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

Course Maps

Shipping Your Packet is Optional for Virtual Participants Only

If receiving your packet prior to Thanksgiving is important to you, we recommend you choose to pick up your packet in person. Or, you can also register for the event prior to October 31st, and your package will be amongst the first batch processed in early November for shipment. While we will continue to fulfill shipments weekly leading up to Thanksgiving Day, and after, due to the uncertainty of transit time with the postal service, we can not guarantee any mailed packets are received prior to Thanksgiving Day.

If you registered on or before:

If you registered on or before:

Shipping Period

10/31 2nd week of Nov.
11/8 3rd week of Nov.
11/15 4th week of Nov.
11/25 2nd week of Dec.

Thanks For Supporting Caritas of Austin!
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 30 years, ThunderCloud has given more than $4.2 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 wellbeing 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!

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.
TCS Turkey 2021 Coloring Image

Frequently Asked Questions

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, bandana, or a face mask. 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!