Move your feet so others can eat!

Move your feet so others can eat!

On your mark…Get set…GO!!!

It’s that time of year again – time for our 16th annual Drumstick Dash! It’s fun, it’s loud, it’s quirky, it’s tradition!

And it’s so much more.

By running or walking the Drumstick Dash, you’re providing much needed funds and advocacy for your Indianapolis neighbors facing homelessness. All event proceeds go straight to Wheeler Mission, enabling us to provide shelter, food, and care to our neighbors with nowhere else to turn. You can even go the extra mile and fundraise!

Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and the thousands of runners and walkers for your incredible support!

Not a runner? NO PROBLEM!

Drumstick Dash is a fun event for both runners AND walkers! With a 4.6 mile and 2.75 mile course, participants can choose whichever distance makes them comfortable. Both courses are flat and full of fun!

Not in town? NO PROBLEM!

Have you seen our #OuttaTownDashAround option? We’ve made the Drumstick Dash a virtual race for our friends who can’t join us day of – we’ll even mail you your shirt at no charge! Wherever you run on Thanksgiving Day, wear your shirt to show support for the homeless men, women, and children Wheeler Mission serves.

Have kiddos in strollers? NO PROBLEM!

This is an event for the WHOLE family! If you have kiddos who plan to ride, we ask that you start at the back of the pack, near Compton Street. And don’t forget! For our littlest runners, kiddos ages 12 and under, we have our Lil’ Gobbler’s Run at 10:15. Your lil’ gobblers will even earn a finisher’s medal!

Need we say more?!

If you’re STILL not convinced the Drumstick Dash can fit into your Thanksgiving plans, don’t forget about:

  • The live pre-race concert! Catch the fun from 8-8:45am in front of Broad Ripple High School!
  • Back of the Pack Party! Our Fun Patrol will be busy giving out goodies, making sure all our participants have the best time ever!
  • Post-race snacks and beverages! No one’s going to leave the Dash hungry! We’re giving out Starbucks and delicious snacks from Kroger, Clif Bar, and Frito Lay…they’re waiting for you as soon as you cross the finish line!
  • Costumes and Contests! Bananas, turkeys, Disney princesses, and super heroes…we’ve seen it all! Dress up and be sure to stop by the K-Love Prize tent for prizes (while supplies last)!


Don’t miss out!

This exceptional, annual Thanksgiving event is fun for the WHOLE family! If it’s not already, it’s sure to become a Thanksgiving tradition for your friends and family. Go here to sign up today!