Turkey Trot - 2018

ThunderCloud Subs gives largest donation ever to Caritas of Austin from Turkey Trot proceeds

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented the largest single donation ever from the proceeds of the ThunderCloud Subs TurkeyTrot—$350,000—to Caritas of Austin just before Christmas. ThunderCloud has now raised nearly $3.8 million over the Trot’s 28-year history.

Austin’s favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is the largest five-mile run in Texas. More than 20,000 people participated in the Trot this year, with all proceeds benefiting Caritas, a nonprofit that works to prevent and end homelessness in Austin.

“Every year we are overjoyed to present Caritas with the Trot proceeds, but this year is particularly special because the $350,000 donation is our largest to date and shatters the previous record by a staggering $15,000,” says Mike Haggerty, co-owner of ThunderCloud Subs, run director for the Trot, and Caritas board member emeritus.

“That’s no small feat, and we are honored and humbled to receive the continued support of the Austin community for our event and for Caritas of Austin,” Haggerty says.

Proceeds from the annual Trot are crucial to helping achieve Caritas’ mission, according to executive director Jo Kathryn Quinn.

Major sponsors of the 2018 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot include First Texas Honda, YETI, CREA Communities, Fairmont Austin, KVUE, Stepping Stone School, Pepsi, Quik Print, Mangoozer, KIND Snacks, Bank of America, Walt Disney Studios, and The Long Center for Performing Arts.