Drumstick Dash Event Information

Join us this Thanksgiving in Broad Ripple for the 12th Annual Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash presented by Huntington Bank! The event is hosted by the BlueMile and will benefit homeless men, women, and children in our community. Get all of your Drumstick Dash information here!

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, walkers must start towards the back and please leave your pets at home.

Thanksgiving Morning
Thursday – November 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4.5 Mile and 2.75 Mile Start
10:15 a.m. – Lil’ Gobbler’s Run

Broad Ripple BlueMile
1079 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis

click here to register online at Get Me Registered

No Pets

We love our volunteers!

We are expecting a record crowd again this year and will need over 1,500 volunteers to help the Drumstick Dash run smoothly.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! We are not accepting any more applications at this time.

Event Distance

4.5 Mile Competitive Run/Walk

2.75 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Lil’ Gobbler’s Run
All kids ages 10 and under are invited to participate in the fun run chasing Gerry Gobbler (the six-foot-tall turkey) around the parking lot of Broad Ripple Station. Sponsored by MHS.

The event starts at 10:15 a.m. and all finishers will receive a cool medal.

There is no registration required.

An announcement will be made and those wishing to participate will report in front of the BlueMile store.


There will be one water station located between the 2 and 3 mile points on the 4.5 mile course. Sponsored by Summers Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling.

Many other food items and refreshments will be available just past the finish line.

Entry Fees

$32.00 – Packet Pick-up and Race Day

Free – Lil’ Gobbler’s Run (no registration required)

A Brooks long-sleeve Podium Mesh shirt is included with the first 18,000 registrations (size not guaranteed, but we will do our best). Shirts are not guaranteed to those signing up at Packet Pick-up or on race day.


The top ten male and top ten female finishers in the 4.5 mile event will win a prize. There are no age group awards.

Gear Check

Gear check will be available on race day in the main tent in the parking lot of Broad Ripple Station.

Important Info

Please no pets or skates. Please be courteous to the Broad Ripple neighborhoods and residents.

Please seed yourself based on your actual run/walk pace. If you are pushing a stroller, we ask that you begin toward the back. The 4.5 mile event is timed, the 2.8 mile event is not. If you participate in the 2.5 mile event with a timing tag, your results will NOT be processed.

Join in on the FUN!

Keep an eye out for special turkey hats along the course! Find one and wear it across the finish line and report to the Prize Tent for a prize!

Gerry Gobbler (the six-foot-tall turkey) will get a short head start. You’ll win a prize if you are the first male or female to catch him! He is one fast turkey!