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ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

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33nd Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

-A Live (and virtual) Event-

Just like in our business philosophy—a value menu with everyday prices—
we strive to keep our family fun run Turkey Trot affordable for everyone.
In that regard, we haven’t raised our fees this year. We hope you’re able
to participate and if able, contribute further to our cause
of supporting Caritas of Austin by purchasing raffle tickets
(100% of ticket revenue goes straight to Caritas)
or giving cash donations. 

2023 Run Guide


Event: 5-mile run, 1-mile walk, Stepping Stone School Kids-K
Event Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 9:30 am for the main event. See the schedule for all the details.
Place: The Long Center, Austin, TX
Beneficiary: Caritas of Austin
Register: Here
Details and packet pick-up information: Here
Virtual event information: Here

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


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, but it’s also an event that you can feel good about being a part of–100% of all proceeds 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 more than $4.9 million for Caritas.

For all the details, go to Event Info.  One Community–33 Years.


About Caritas of Austin

As it has for more than three decades, ALL proceeds from the Trot benefit Caritas of Austin, and its mission to end homelessness in Austin—a mission that is more urgent than ever this year. The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot has raised more than $4.9 million for Caritas since the event began in 1991, helping thousands of people to get off the streets, realize their full potential, and contribute to our community.

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 shelters. 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.

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.

Visit Caritas of Austin

The 2023 Turkey Trot Raffle

CLICK HERE  for a chance to win a brand new Honda Accord!
All revenue from raffle tickets goes directly to Caritas of Austin.

Other prizes TBD.

Congratulations to our previous First Texas Honda Raffle winners!

First Texas Honda Turkey Trot Raffle Winners
Previous Raffle Winners