Austin residents participate in the 32nd annual Turkey Trot
Regardless of sunshine or torrential rain, the run takes place in downtown Austin every year and is open to residents and visitors alike.
Austin, Texas –
This Thanksgiving celebrates the 32nd annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot.
Austin’s Thanksgiving tradition expects 16,000 families and friends to attend or walk in the event. Regardless of sunshine or torrential rain, the run takes place in downtown Austin every year and is open to residents and visitors alike.
Fans and families come in creative costumes, collect the t-shirts over the years, and even have competitive fundraisers. Over the past three decades since its first race, the Trot has slowly outgrown its original premises.
According to organizers, the event originally started with a few hundred people at Zilker Park, then expanded to include Austin High School for a few years. After outgrowing school, they expanded again into Waterloo Park and were forced to relocate after even more parishioners joined.
Now in its 32nd year, the Trot is located at the Long Center of the Performing Arts in downtown Austin, which organizers say has “the most beautiful view of downtown Austin.”
The Turkey Trot schedule is as follows:
7-9 am – Registration/parcel pick-up
8:45am – Stepping Stone School Kids K
09:25 – Wheelchair start
9:30 am – 5 miles on time
9:35 am – 5 untimed miles
9:50 am – 1 mile walk/run
10:45 am – Trophy collection begins
All proceeds from the costs of registration and the event as a whole go to Charity Austin. The nonprofit organization helps provide people affected by homelessness and other housing challenges access to education, employment resources and more.
Austin Caritas has received $4.5 million since the Trot began in 1991.
https://www.kvue.com/article/life/holidays/32nd-annual-thundercloud-subs-turkey-trot/269-f3d71ce1-5520-46e8-b222-27a6949b30d8 Austin residents participate in the 32nd annual Turkey Trot