Annual ThunderCloud Turkey Trot benefiting Caritas for 25 years

Annual ThunderCloud Turkey Trot

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thanksgiving day marks the 25th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot.

This local tradition benefits Caritas of Austin, the non-profit service organization that provides food and help for refugees. Since the first Trot in 1991, ThunderCloud has raised $2.5 million for Caritas with 100-percent of the event’s proceeds going to the organization.

Each year over 20,000 trotters arrive dressed in wacky Thanksgiving costumes; from turkeys and pilgrims, to cornucopias and Native Americans.

Rain or shine people are encouraged to come out and trot their way through a five or one mile run.

Schedule of events Nov. 26: 

  • 7:30-9:30 a.m. Registration/ Packet pickup
  • 8:45 a.m. Stepping Stone School Kids’ K
  • 9:25 a.m. Wheelchair start
  • 9:30 a.m. Five-mile run/ walk/ trot
  • 9:45 a.m. One-mile run/ walk
  • 10:45 a.m. Raffle announcement/ Trophy pickup

The event is held at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. For more information visit website here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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