All proceeds provide meals and care for homeless men, women, and children in our community.
For the safety of all participants, please no pets or skates…or pets on skates!
Thanksgiving Morning / Broad Ripple, IN
Thursday – November 26, 2020
8AM and 10AM Rolling Start Times – 4.6 Mile and 2.75 Mile
Race begins on Broad Ripple Ave. in front of Broad Ripple School.
Click here for a course map!
If you are walking the race, please be courteous to the runners and line up towards the back.
Please be courteous to the Broad Ripple neighborhoods and residents.
For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please no pets or skates.
Invite your friends and family! Register four or more adults at full price from one account, and each entry will receive a *$5 discount!
*Not available with other discounts. Some restrictions may apply.
(Children ages 7 and under are always free)
Super Early Bird Rate: $25 (available to the first 500)
Super Early Bird Children’s Rate (ages 8-12): $18
Outta Town Dash Around (virtual race): $25
January 1 – July 31
Early Bird Rate: $30
Early Bird Children’s Rate (ages 8-12): $20
Outta Town Dash Around (virtual race): $30
July 31 – November 25
Children’s Rate (ages 8-12): $34
Outta Town Dash Around (virtual race): $39
Outta Town Dash Around Registration Cut-off Dates
Now – November 14: Shirts mailed to arrive by Thanksgiving (no guarantee if out of country)
November 15 – November 25: Choice of mailed shirts with no guarantee of arriving by Thanksgiving
Virtual race for those who can’t be in Broad Ripple on Thanksgiving morning!
Help Wheeler Mission even if you’re not in Indy for Thanksgiving! Register for the Outta Town Dash Around, and we’ll mail you your shirt at no extra charge. Great for vacations, neighborhood runs, churches, and traveling families.
*Outta Town Dash Around registration does not include entry to the race. Registration for the Outta Town Dash Around closes November 25, 2020. (Shirts not guaranteed to arrive by Thanksgiving if registering after November 15th.)
Here are our #OuttaTownDashAround winners!
1st place was from Mount Juliet, TN (162 likes)
2nd place was from Wellington, KY (117 likes)
3rd place was from Iceland (105 likes)
This has been announced on our FB page and the winners have been contacted about their prizes.
Official #OuttaTownDashAround Satellite team locations:
Help Wheeler Mission by hosting an official Drumstick Dash #OuttaTownDashAround satellite location on Thanksgiving Day! This option is great for churches, vacationers, companies, and neighborhoods! It’s easy to become an official location, and you’ll even receive special perks for your team members. We’ll also make it SUPER easy for people in your community to join your team on Thanksgiving Day!
Becoming an official satellite location is free! Apply today!
Here are the perks!:
Qualifications to be an Official Satellite Team Site:
Here’s a list of the current 2019 Official Satellite locations:
Address: 8540 Combs Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Description: Meet in the church parking lot for a 4.6-mile run/walk down Combs Rd.
All participants registered for the in-person race on Thanksgiving morning will have their bib number mailed to them with their race shirt!
In order to accommodate social distancing, there will be two 30-minute rolling starts at 8AM and 10AM.
There will be NO water stations located on the course in 2020. Sponsored by Summers Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling.
Food items and refreshments from Starbucks, Kroger, and Frito Lay will be available as pre-packaged items just past the finish line.
No Gear Check available for 2020.
Keep your eyes open for our Fun Patrol! They will be giving out goodies and doing their best to make sure everyone has a fun time!
No Lil’ Gobbler’s Run in 2020. Sponsored by MHS.
Top finisher prizes provided by Athletic Annex.
You can choose from the following parking options:
There are NO shuttles from Glendale Town Center or Park Tudor School for 2020.
Be sure to arrive early enough to give yourself time to park and get to the start line on time.
The top three largest teams will be recognized in the IndyStar and the largest team will have their photo in the paper! Team categories are: Corporate, Schools and Clubs, Friends and Family. Largest team also wins a great prize from IndyStar!
Contest deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9AM.
Final 2018 Top 10 Largest Teams:
1. *Allison Transmission: 375
2. Christ The King Tiger Running Club: 239 (Clubs & Schools Division Winner)
3. *Huntington Bank: 141
4. *F.C. Tucker Company, Inc.: 132
5. Can’t Stop These Turkeys: 88 (Friends & Family Division Winner)
6. HATCH for Hunger: 66
7. Firefighters On A Mission: 56
8. #FeastMode: 37
9. *MHS: 34
10. New Pal XC: 31
*Notes an Official Sponsor
Friends or family coming into town this holiday season?
Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Keystone is offering special discounted rates around Thanksgiving just for you!
You can also call the hotel at 317-843-0064 or 1-888-HYATT-HP (492-8847).
Use the code G-OTDD in order to receive the special rate!
The race has two “rolling start” waves at 8:00AM and 10:00AM east of Broad Ripple High School on Broad Ripple Ave. and heads east.
• At the end of your Drumstick Dash registration, you will be given a link to your own fundraising page. This will also be sent to you in a confirmation email. Send the link to your family and friends, asking them to support Wheeler Mission. Anyone who raises at least $250 qualifies for a race refund down to one penny!
Go to the Command Center (white tent next to Einstein Bros. Bagels and get a new tag.
East of Broad Ripple High School on Broad Ripple Ave.
Yes, towards the back of the pack near Compton St., please. No strollers will be allowed in the corrals.
For the safety of your pet and other participants, NO pets are allowed
Accompany child or person reporting lost child to Command Center (white tent next to Einstein Bros. Bagels). A ‘Lost Persons Form’ will be filled out, staff with radio will be contacted along with IMPD.
An ‘Incident Report Form’ will also be available at the Command Center for anything significant that Event Staff or IMPD need to know about.
Portables are outside behind Einstein’s Bagels, all around Broad Ripple High School, and near the Start Line as well as on Keystone Ave. and at the Water Station. There are no indoor restrooms.
There is no Gear Check in 2020.
All packets will be mailed to participants for 2020.
For both the long and short courses, it is located near Sun King on Broad Ripple Ave.
Yes, go to the Command Center white tent next to Einstein Bros. Bagels.
For minor issues, send them to the First Aid Tent near the Finish Line. For major issues, call 911.
Not for age divisions, but there will be prizes for the top ten male & top ten female finishers.
Bring them to the Donation box truck parked near Gear Check in the Food Court Party Area.
Look for recycle boxes right next to the trash boxes in the Food Court Party Area.
• Neighborhood streets
• Behind Broad Ripple High School
• Christ the King Catholic School (5858 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
• Bishop Chatard School (5885 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
• Local parking garages
At 7AM on Broad Ripple Ave., between College & Keystone. 9AM from Keystone around to Kessler Blvd. As the race proceeds, more streets will close. Once the last walker crosses the Start Line, a police car will follow them and all roads will slowly but open back up. All roads should be open along course by 11AM.
Go to the Wheeler Mission tent in the Food Court Party Area and someone there will be able to help you (tent is black with large, white Wheeler logo). Or visit WheelerVolunteer.org.
According to the Department of Agriculture, scientific research indicates that food borne pathogens and viruses, such as Salmonella, Campylobacter and the avian influenza virus, are destroyed when poultry is cooked to an internal temperature of 165o F. The Food Safety and Inspection Service recommend the use of a food thermometer to monitor internal temperature. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook turkey to higher temperatures.