ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

This year, take part in Austin's favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition - from near or far!

2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, benefitting Caritas of Austin’s work to end homelessness and provide people with the tools and opportunities to succeed. The first virtual Trot in its history raised $120,000 for Caritas of Austin, bringing the total raised over three decades to more than $4.2 million. The run takes place on Thanksgiving Day each year, and there are plenty of ways you can get involved.

Due to our “new normal” and complying with city guidelines, ThunderCloud Subs transitioned the traditional Turkey Trot into a virtual experience in 2020. Those who signed up for the 5-mile family fun run, 1-mile walk or Kids K participated safely in their own neighborhoods this past year. On average, $16 of each registration fee went directly to support Caritas of Austin’s work and mission. 

This year, the 2021 Trot will be a hybrid event, which means you can join us in person for a five-mile run, one-mile run or walk, or a Kids K –or sign up to run in your own neighborhood, no matter where in the country you live!

Stay tuned for the 2021 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot registration, which will launch here in August!


Your volunteer support helps make the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot possible! Help out with packet pick-up the week leading up to Thanksgiving Day, or event day logistics. There are a variety of shifts available through the month of November. You can sign up as an individual or group! Stay tuned for a link to sign up for 2021 volunteer shifts.

Fundraise for Caritas of Austin

You can help raise even more money for Caritas of Austin through the Fundraising Challenge. This year, set up your fundraising page (even if you don’t register to run!) or make a donation to a friend’s page. Every additional dollar raised helps Caritas of Austin build wellbeing for hundreds of families each year.

Become a Sponsor

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Lauren Portley at for more information.

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Serve Your Community

By volunteering your time, passion, and skills, you are helping us end homelessness in Austin together. Learn more about how you can volunteer with Caritas of Austin.

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Host A Community Event

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