Beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition benefits Caritas of Austin
Registration is now open for the 23rd annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, Austin’s beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition benefiting Caritas of Austin, at www.thundercloud.com. The event includes a five-mile run, one-mile walk, and a Kids’ K that all take place outside the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013.
The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is the largest five-mile run in Texas, and more than 23,000 participants are expected for this year’s event. Proceeds go to Caritas of Austin;the Trot has raised $1,828,375 for Caritas of Austin since the tradition began in 1991. Last year $325,875 was raised, and ThunderCloud’s owners believe that this year’s event will raise even more.
“We’re thrilled to bring the entire community together for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot again this year. It’s exciting to see everyone get involved in an event that gives back in such a big way,” says Mike Haggerty, ThunderCloud Subs co-owner. “It’s also a lot of fun, and for many families and friends it’s been a Thanksgiving Day tradition for many years.”
The money raised at the event each year helps Caritas achieve their mission, according to Jo Kathryn Quinn, executive director.
“For more than two decades, ThunderCloud Subs has shown an incredible commitment to ending poverty in Austin. The money raised helps Caritas of Austin feed, house, educate, and employ thousands of Austinites who are experiencing poverty and homelessness,” Quinn says.
Early online registration for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is $20 for the untimed five-mile, $25 for the timed five-mile, $18 for the one-mile walk and $8 for the Stepping Stone School Kids’ K. All registrations include a T-shirt and runner guide. Registration prices will increase starting Nov. 1.
Awards will be given to the overall first-place, second-place, and third-place male and female runners, as well as the top three men and women in each age group. Awards will also be given to the first place team and the top three finishers in the following categories: Maternity, Baby Jogger, Wheelchair, Costume, Longhorn, and Red Raider.
The Stepping Stone School Kids’ K will begin at 8:45 a.m., the timed five-mile starts at 9:30 a.m., the untimed five-mile starts immediately afterwards, then the one-mile walk starts immediately after that. Winners will be announced and awarded after the run at 10:40 a.m.
For more information or to register for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, visit www.thundercloud.com.
For real-time updates on ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot news, events and happenings, like the Facebook page, Facebook.com/ThunderCloudSubsTurkeyTrot, and connect with ThunderCloud Subs on Twitter, Twitter.com/TCloudSubs, @TCloudSubs. To join in the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot conversation, use #TCloudTrot.
About ThunderCloud Subs
Since 1975,ThunderCloud Subs has been Austin’s original neighborhood sub shop, with a rich tradition of serving fresh, fast, and healthy food in a comfortable atmosphere. ThunderCloud operates 29 locations in Central Texas. For more information, visit www.thundercloud.com or call 512-479-8805.