ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot – 2018 Registration Open!
We’re excited to announce that registration is now open! Our 28th ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot will feature:
- 5-mile run (timed and untimed), 1-mile walk, and a Kids K
- Live music
- Children’s activities
- Post-run snacks
- Fundraising opportunities for Caritas of Austin
- Raffle and runner prizes
- Register now for our lowest rate!
ThunderCloud Subs donates all of the proceeds from the Turkey Trot directly to Caritas of Austin, a local non-profit that’s dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness for people in Greater Austin.
Last year’s donation of $325,000 brings the cumulative total raised for Caritas to nearly $3.5 million!
Please join us in supporting Caritas of Austin by volunteering for the 28th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot.
- All volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt and a snack or meal depending on your shift time and length.
- There are a variety of opportunities available for individuals and groups from the 18th-22nd of November.
- Sign up to volunteer now!
If you have questions or want to reserve slots for your group, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Ortiz at email@example.com.
ABOUT CARITAS OF AUSTIN
Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can reach their full potential and contribute to our community. We 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. Our innovative, personalized and proven approach to building well being and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.
Caritas’ mission is to prevent and end homelessness for people in Greater Austin.
WHO YOU ARE BENEFITING
Each person Caritas 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. Refugees are internationally homeless – literally running for their lives when they are abruptly forced to flee their home. With everyone, our work begins with homelessness, but we ensure that homelessness does not define people’s futures.
Last year, with community support, Caritas of Austin:
- Provided 378 households with housing services
- Placed 626 people in jobs
- Served 78,055 healthy lunches
- Offered life skills classes to 830 people
- Served 101 veteran families
- Provided 33,315 meals from the Caritas Pantry
Learn more about www.caritasofaustin.org
The 2018 Turkey Trot Raffle
Presented by First Texas Honda, The grand prize for the 2018 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Raffle will be a brand new Honda Accord Sedan EX CVT (or $25,000 credit towards any new Honda). Secondary prizes will include a YETI gift package valued at approximately $1,000, and our most recent sponsor to come aboard, Fairmont Austin, will be donating a two-night stay at their newest downtown location along with $200 in hotel spending credit for food, beverages, and spa services– a package valued at $800.
One hundred percent of Raffle ticket revenue goes directly to Caritas of Austin. Tickets are $25 each, or $100 for five.
There is no limit on the number of tickets you may purchase; run registration is not required to participate in the raffle; and you do not need to be present at the raffle drawing to win. Winners will be announced on event day at 10:45 a.m.
A maximum of 2,750 raffle tickets will be sold. Buy your raffle tickets online while they’re still available to lock in your chances to win. In addition, raffle tickets may be purchased at packet pickup before the run, or through an authorized employee or agent of Caritas of Austin at the organization’s headquarters, 611 Neches Street.
2018 Turkey Trot Sponsors
Recent Turkey Trot News
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
Local artist Mila Sketch has been selected as the winner of the 2018 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Art Contest and received the grand prize of 365 ThunderCloud sub vouchers. Unlike some of our past winners who are astonished to see their artwork on 20,000 T-shirts at the beloved Thanksgiving Day event, Mila is no stranger Read more
We’re thrilled to announce David and Laura Cox as the grand prize winners of the 2017 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Raffle! The couple bought one raffle ticket during packet pickup and couldn’t believe they won the new car from First Texas Honda until the moment they picked up the keys to their beautiful new 2018 Read more