After many months negotiating with city officials, UT and downtown neighborhood associations, the 2010 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot finally has a new course. The final vote came today and it was overwhelmingly approved, despite a solitary “no” vote by Mayor Leffingwell. Watch a video of the vote here: Video of the Vote
This comes as a huge relief to tens of thousands of local runners who make the Trot their annual Thanksgiving tradition, as well as the hundreds of thousands of homeless, near homeless and documented refugees the race benefits. Marking its 20th anniversary, ThunderCloud will continue to donate all race proceeds to Caritas of Austin, and the event hopes to exceed last year’s donation of $200,000.
“We are so fortunate to have this 20-year partnership with such a dedicated and caring business,” says Beth Atherton, executive director of Caritas of Austin. “ThunderCloud Subs will help Caritas carry on its mission of assisting those with the greatest needs in our community.”
The new course will start at the Long Center (just south of Auditorium Shores), cross north over the 1st Street bridge and then make its way west along historic 6th Street. It will then loop back at Deep Eddy, head east along Cesar Chavez and eventually finish back at the Long Center. Here’s a link to the new course.
“We are thrilled to have The Long Center host our 20th anniversary event,” says ThunderCloud Subs co-owner Mike Haggerty. “It’s a fantastic place for all types of events and we look forward to Thanksgiving Day at our new venue.”
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