2019 Turkey Trot
AUSTIN, Texas — It’s an Austin tradition that has been going on for 29 years. Every Thanksgiving, thousands of people meet at the Long Center for the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot.
The event has raised almost $3.8 million for Caritas of Austin, a nonprofit that works to prevent and end homelessness in the city.
“Some of the things we will do with some money that is raised today at the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot is, overall, we will build well-being and help people build a future for themselves,” said Jo Kathryn Quinn with Caritas of Austin. “We will connect people to permanent housing so that they do not have to live on the streets and so they can reach their full potential.”
The event started in 1991 and has become a tradition for many families. The event brings in almost 20,000 people, making it the biggest five-mile run in the state.
Some 20,000 runners gathered at the Long Center Thanksgiving morning to participate in one of several races: a timed five-mile run, an untimed five-mile run, a one-mile walk or the Stepping Stone School Kids K.
The family-friendly event also featured live music, children’s activities, a raffle and runner prizes.
Stepping Stone School is a proud partner of the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot, and every year we host the Kids-K and the Kids Zone – a fun-filled activity area to cool down after a big race with arts, crafts, and healthy diet approved snacks.
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