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    Join Hill Country Conservancy on National Trails Day to celebrate the grand opening of the Slaughter section of the Violet Crown Trail!

    The inaugural 5K run and 1K walk-and-talk will begin on the VCT at Slaughter at 7:30 am and end at Sendera Park for food, fun and festivities. Runners and walkers will be treated to tacos, coffee, water and goody-bags generously provided by REI.


    7:30 – 8:00 am: Runner check-in and group stretch led by REI
    8:00 am: VCT Grand Opening Ceremony
    8:20 am: Runners and walkers break the ribbon and 5K run begins
    8:30 am: 1K walk-and-talk begins
    8:45 – 10:00 am: All gather at Sendera Mesa Neighborhood Park to celebrate the Violet Crown Trai!

    Be a part of history and help us break the ribbon to celebrate this milestone. See you on the trail!

      This year marks the 28th anniversary of the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018. The largest five-mile run in Texas and one of the largest Turkey Trots in the nation with nearly 20,000 participants, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is Austin’s beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition benefiting Caritas of Austin.

      The event takes place at the Long Center for Performing Arts and includes a five-mile run (timed or untimed), one-mile walk, and Kids’ K. All registrations include a T-shirt and run guide. In addition, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot features live music, post-run snacks, children’s activities, fundraising opportunities, a raffle with a new car from First Texas Honda as the grand prize, team challenges, fun costumes, and more.
      ThunderCloud Subs donates 100 percent of the proceeds from the Trot to Caritas of Austin— a nonprofit that helps Austin’s working poor and homeless gain self-sufficiency by providing critical resources such as housing, employment, food, and education. Since the event first began, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot has raised nearly $3.5 million for Caritas of Austin.
      The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot has grown exponentially over the years, from 600 participants in 1991 to nearly 20,000 participants in 2017. Sign up today to be part of this fun, healthy, family-friendly Thanksgiving tradition, and to help support the local Austin community.
      To join the social media conversation and get the latest updates, use #TCloudTrot. For more information or to register, go to

      Event Name: 2018 Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot

      Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 22
      9:30-11 a.m.
      Venue: Long Center for the Performing Arts
      Venue address: 701 W. Riverside Drive
      Venue link:
      Prices: Vary ($8-$35)
      Ticket link:
      Event link:
      Event contact: David Cohen,, 512-479-8805

      Yes, you have scanned this headline and photo correctly, and yes this is, in fact, an event where people run around town in their underwear. If you are brave enough—or even if you aren’t—it’s time to get decked out in your finest skivvies and run like the wind for an incredible cause. It’s the Cupid’s Undie Run!

      Last year, the run raised over $3.5 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation nationwide ($97,000 in Austin!) and this year they are aiming for the $4 million mark ($105,000 in Austin)! That’s a whole lot of dough. So this may sound ridiculous, but this event is very serious about making an impact to #EndNF.

      Most importantly, you and your friends are guaranteed to have an amazing time in Austin—with a hilarious story you can tell for the rest of your life. It’s the best Valentine’s-themed activity we can think of. The run is short (approximately one mile) so everyone can get in on the fun.

      Click here to register for the Austin run on Feb. 11th.

      And please note: RSVPing does not get you entry into the event. You must register through the official website.

      A note about the charity: The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). NF affects one in every 3,000 people, and is more common than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease COMBINED. For more information, please click here