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ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Thank you to everyone who participated in the
2019 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Big shout out to our runners, volunteers and sponsors – we couldn’t have done it without you! 
Scroll down to see race times and category winners and check back soon for more announcements, photos, etc.


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.

Source Credit: Leah Heck



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 Benefiting

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

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.

Second prize is a custom package from YETI valued at $1000.

Recent Turkey Trot News

Congrats to our 2019 Elinor Mire Scholarship Award recipients!

We’re thrilled to announce that Helping Hand Home for Children is the recipient of this year’s

Meet the winner of the 2019 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot art contest!

2019 art contest winner Karen Smith Winning 2019 ThunderCloud Turkey Trot logo     Local artist Karen Smith was selected as the winner of the 2019 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Art Contest and received one year of ThunderCloud Subs coupon vouchers. Karen has been creating fine art for over 20 years, including sculptures, sketches, large  Read more

2018 ThunderCloud Turkey Trot raises $350,000 for Caritas of Austin!

 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