COVID-19 Updates

May 13, 2020

The Drumstick Dash team and Wheeler Mission staff pray you are staying safe, well, and encouraged in this challenging season. In light of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to the guidance of the State of Indiana, the City of Indianapolis, the Marion County Board of Health, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

At this point in time, we eagerly anticipate the 18th annual Drumstick Dash, and plan to see you in person on Thanksgiving morning! The COVID-19 pandemic has made our neighbors experiencing homelessness all the more vulnerable, and it has never been more important to “Move your feet so others can eat!®” Wheeler Mission and the men, women, and children in its care are counting on you to lace up your shoes this Thanksgiving.

In the meantime, we are thoughtfully and carefully considering various options to ensure the health and safety of all participants, volunteers, and staff. This is our top priority. While adjustments to our race and expo may be necessary, we are doing our best to ensure that this year’s Drumstick Dash will still be the fun, quirky, festive, and beloved tradition you and your family and friends have enjoyed in the past!

What can you do right now?

Register! This event is owned and operated by Wheeler Mission, so 100% of the funds raised directly support men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. “But what if we are not able to gather on Thanksgiving morning?”, you may be wondering. We have options!

1.       Transfer your registration to our Virtual Race and run wherever you are!
2.       Donate the cost of your registration.

Wheeler relies on the Drumstick Dash, as it is a significant portion of our critical operating funds each year. Will you show your support and care for your neighbors by registering NOW?!

Dashers, this season has been all things weird, surprising, scary, and just plain hard. But let’s stand together as a force for good for our neighbors in desperate need. This Thanksgiving, we know you’ll be ready to “Move your feet so others can eat!®”

With gratitude,

Tammy Ellis
Director of Special Events
Wheeler Mission