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.

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