I’ve been mixing a little running in with my regular schedule of swimming and biking lately. It’s part of my gear up for next week’s ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot.
I do the run every year. I love being part of that moving throng of humans, some dressed as turkeys, pilgrims, or Native Americans, as it makes its way up Congress Avenue, up and down Enfield Road, and back to Cesar Chavez Street during the annual 5-mile run.
If you’re contemplating joining the race, sign up soon. Right now, registration is $35 for the timed run, $30 for the untimed run, or $25 for the walk/run. The Kid’s K is $15. Prices increase by $5 starting Thursday. You can also sign up for the event on race day, but it will cost a little bit more.
Proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin, which provides housing programs, education, employment, food assistance, and refugee services for homeless people in Austin. Last year’s race drew 14,000 participants and raised $240,000 for the non-profit organization.
Packet pickup starts Nov. 17 at First Texas Honda, 3400 Steck Avenue.
To register, go here. And look for me at the starting line on Thanksgiving Day.