Wheeler Mission to host 21st annual Drumstick Dash

Wheeler Mission to host 21st annual Drumstick Dash

INDIANAPOLIS – Wheeler Mission will host the 21st annual Drumstick Dash on Thanksgiving Day in Broad Ripple.. Proceeds from the race will provide meals and care for homeless men, women and children in the community.

Media are invited to attend, and Brian Crispin, Wheeler Mission senior director of community relations & development, will be available for on-site interviews.

WHAT: 21st Annual Drumstick Dash

WHEN: Expo + Packet Pick-up: Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Drumstick Dash: Thursday, Nov. 23, from 9 – 11:30 a.m.

  • 9 a.m.: 4.3-mile and 2.6-mile races begin
  • 10:15 a.m.: Lil’ Gobbler’s Run race begins

WHERE: Expo + Packet Pick-up is at the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ Harvest Pavilion.

Drumstick Dash Race begins on Broad Ripple Avenue, near Broad Ripple Park.

Pre- and post-race parties at Broad Ripple Station shopping center parking lot (1055 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, IN)

WHO: Wheeler Mission leadership

Huntington Bank leadership

Local band Dream Slice

10,000-15,000 race participants

VISUALS: Expo + Packet Pick-up: on-site registration, race packet pick-up, local

sponsors and vendors and photo opportunities with 6-foot turkey mascot


Race Day: Photo opportunities include start of race with DASH, the 6-foot

turkey mascot, being chased by over 10,000 people

About Wheeler Mission

Founded in 1893, Wheeler Mission has been serving the Indianapolis community through a variety of programs for the most disadvantaged citizens – the poor and people experiencing homelessness. Funding for these programs has always come from the private sector as Wheeler does not receive government funds.

Day-Of Media Contact

Brian Crispin