ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot art contest deadline is Sept. 15

Deadline to submit artwork for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot art contest is Sept. 15.
Deadline to submit artwork for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot art contest is Sept. 15.

Want your artwork on this year’s ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot T-shirt?

The deadline to enter the 2015 ThunderCloud Subs Art Contest is Sept. 15. The winner will be announced Sept. 22.

Each year, folks from all over Central Texas, from middle school students to professional graphic designers, contribute artwork for the contest. The winner’s work is featured on T-shirts, event guides, posters, websites and social media for the race. He also gets gift certificates for 365 free sub sandwiches.

This year’s race is special – 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Austin born sub shop, and the footrace, held each Thanksgiving Day, will be the 25th. In that time, it’s raised more than $2.5 million for Caritas of Austin, a local charity that supports Central Texas’ working poor and homeless.

“In the last 25 years, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot has grown from 600 runners to the second largest Thanksgiving Day run in Texas, with more than 20,000 participants each year,” says Mike Haggerty, race director and co-owner of ThunderCloud Subs.

For the past three years, registration has hovered around 21,000 runners. The 2015 goal is to register 25,000 people in honor of the race’s 25th anniversary.

All proceeds from the Trot go to Caritas of Austin.

Early online registration for the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is $20 for the untimed 5-mile, $25 for the timed 5-mile, $18 for the 1-mile walk, and $8 for the Stepping Stone School Kids’ K. All registrations include one of the famous Turkey Trot T-shirts. Registration prices will increase starting Nov. 1.

For official art contest rules, race registration, and more information, go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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