Register for the 2012 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot and Buy Raffle Tickets to Win a New Honda Accord

Registration is now open for the 22nd annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot. As always, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot will be on Thanksgiving Day, which falls on November 22. The Austin tradition has a 5-mile run, 1-mile walk and Stepping Stone School Kids’ K, and also features a first ever car raffle. 100 percent of the event’s proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin, a local non-profit organization that serves those suffering from poverty in the Austin community.

This year, Thundercloud Subs is proud to partner with Howdy Honda to help grow their contribution to Caritas of Austin. In addition to the popular Mellow Johnny’s bike packages, this year’s raffle participants are also entered to win a redesigned 2013 Honda Accord, courtesy of Howdy Honda. Second and third prize winners will enjoy a prize package worth $1,250 for bikes, gear, clothing or accessories from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop.

“We would like to thank Howdy Honda for their generous donation to this year’s Turkey Trot Raffle,” shares Mike Haggerty, co-owner of ThunderCloud Subs. “As all ticket sales go directly to Caritas of Austin, we are thrilled to partner with Howdy Honda and Mellow Johnny’s to increase the community impact this annual raffle provides.”

Raffle tickets are $25 and can be purchased online either with or separate from registration. The winner doesn’t need to be present at the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot to win, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 28 after the winning tickets are drawn at 12:30 p.m. at Howdy Honda.

“We hope the public is as excited about this grand prize as we are,” states Cliff Collier, General Manager of Howdy Honda. “We wanted a special way to launch the release of the 2013 Honda Accord, and donating to the Turkey Trot Raffle allows us to give back to the community that supports our dealership year after year.”

Since 1990, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot has raised over $1.5 million for Caritas of Austin, and this year 20,000 participants are expected at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Thanksgiving Day. Registration for the 5-mile run is $20 for untimed runners and $25 for timed runners, with the 5-mile option being the only distance where participants can choose to be timed. The 1-mile walk is $18 and the Stepping Stone School Kids’ K is $8. Registration includes race entry, t-shirt and race packet, and prices will begin to increase in late October. Visit for more information and to register for this Thanksgiving tradition.