ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
29th Annual Turkey Trot: Thursday November 28th, 2019
Thanksgiving morning at the Long Center for the Performing Arts
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The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, one of Austin’s most beloved Thanksgiving traditions, started in 1991 with just a handful of volunteers and 600 participants. Today it has grown to be the largest 5 mile run in Texas, with more than 700 volunteers and over 20,000 participants from all over the U.S. and beyond.
Not only is it a great way for families to have fun together on Thanksgiving, it’s an event that you can really feel good about being a part of. All proceeds from the race go directly to Caritas of Austin, a non-profit that works to prevent and end homelessness in the Austin community. To date, the Turkey Trot has raised nearly $3.8 million for Caritas.
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About Caritas of Austin
Caritas of Austin, the Trot’s beneficiary for the last 28 years, believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. Caritas builds 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. Caritas’ innovative, personalized and proven approach to building well being and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.
Who You Are Benefitting
Each person Caritas of Austin serves shares the devastating experience of homelessness. Some people have lived on the streets of Austin for years, while others are more hidden, living in their car or other temporary shelter. An unexpected crisis such as an injury, illness, or a lost job can leave people on the brink of homelessness with nowhere to turn for support. With everyone, our work begins with homelessness, but we ensure that homelessness does not define people’s futures.
Want to be a Volunteer?
Join us in supporting Caritas by being a Turkey Trot Volunteer! There are a variety of opportunities available for individuals and groups from the 23rd – 28th of November. If you have questions or want to reserve slots for your group, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator Kate Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Turkey Trot Raffle
Purchase tickets for a chance to win a brand new Honda Accord!
All revenue from raffle tickets goes directly to Caritas of Austin.
Check back soon for more info on second grand prize from YETI.
Recent Turkey Trot News
Largest donation in ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot history! The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented the largest single donation ever from the proceeds of the ThunderCloud Subs TurkeyTrot—$350,000—to Caritas of Austin today. ThunderCloud has now raised nearly$3.8 million over the Trot’s 28-year history. The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, Austin’s favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition, is the largest five-mile Read more
There were so many awesome photos taken at the 28th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot! Trotters who included our official event hashtag #TCloudTrot in their pics were entered into our 2018 #TCloudTrot Photo Contest, and we had a whopping 379 entries! Our judges narrowed it down to three lucky winners. CONGRATULATIONS, to Trevor Heinz, Jenn Turner, Read more
Of the nearly 20,000 participants in the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, one special group is especially close to our hearts. The Caritas of Austin team, consisting of 10 clients and several staff members, has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition. Most of the group members have participated for several years now, including Permanent Supportive Housing client, Read more