Give Thanks You Can Trot, Cycle, or Drive

On the fourth Thursday of every November, Americans take time to sit with their families and direct a fascinating amount of food into their gaping mouths. While Turkey Day has been stuffed with parades, football games, familial conflicts, and dog shows, the essence of the day remains the same: a celebratory¬† food orgy. Turkey carved to the chandeliers? Gullets crammed with yams? You bet your cranberries. Maybe, just maybe, this commitment to gluttony and excess wasn’t what our forefathers intended, but they didn’t know about the eventual discovery of maple candied bacon, did they?

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While dreams of pumpkin pie fairies are dancing through your head, it also goes to say that Thanksgiving is a great day for family time and not falling into lethargy. In furtherance of this idea, Thundercloud Subs is gearing up for its 22nd annual Turkey Trot. It’s Texas’ largest 5-mile race, where neighbors will unite with Caritas to remain active together both physically and with local charities. Caritas specializes in combatting local poverty through education and assistance, which relies on support from the community. Admirable goals, no doubt, but what about those of us solely interested in stuffing our faces? I plan on being so physically uncomfortable from gorging all day that I’ll be unable to get to the couch, let alone to a finish line.

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Luckily for even those not trotting, Thundercloud is manning a raffle geared towards aiding mobility: namely a 2013 Honda Accord and several balances to Mellow Johnny’s. 100% of profits go to Caritas as well, so your $25 ticket is not only bettering your chances of getting new wheels, but also bettering others’ lives. First place takes home the new sedan, where second and third places receive $1250 each to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Tickets can be bought through 11/23 by anyone, not just race participants. Charity and the chance to win a new car, isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

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