25th Annual Turkey Trot Attracts Thousands of Runners

While some were sleeping in or maybe prepping Thanksgiving dinner, others were out on the streets of downtown Austin for the annual Turkey Trot.

It's the 25th year for the event sponsored by Thundercloud Subs, and the largest five-mile run of it's kind.

About 20,000 people came out to help raise money for Caritas of Austin, a non-profit organization that helps fight poverty.

For some, the Turkey Trot is a holiday tradition.

"Three boys, one of them lives in House, two in San Antonio, so we meet here, spend the holiday, go to the football game, do the Turkey Trot, kind of a family get-together," said Kerville resident Bart McLaughlin.

When the race started in 1991, it only had about 600 people participate.

Over 25 years, the Turkey Trot has raised about $2.5 million for Caritas.

 

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