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Want to run for a penny?

Become a fundraiser! Go the extra mile to help the homeless!

Run for a Penny!

Fundraising sponsored by

Step 1: Register for the race! Click here (
Step 2: At the end of the registration process, you’ll receive your own personal fundraising link (Note: if you registered as a team, your team will also have a fundraising page with the same team name)
Step 3: Send your fundraising link out to your family, friends, and contacts, asking them to support Wheeler Mission!
Step 4: Anyone who raises at least $250 will qualify for a registration refund down to one penny!
Step 5: Let us know you’d like the refund by emailing with a link to your fundraising page
Step 6: All but a penny of your individual registration will be refunded! (one individual registration refunded per fundraising page)

All qualifying participants also receive:

  • Pre- and post-race lounge with private restrooms, heat, snacks, drinks, and free injury screenings at -Team Rehabilitation’s Broad Ripple location (located in the Food Court Party Area)
  • Top 10 fundraisers achieve VIP status, gaining access for two to the VIP/Celebrity lounge located near the Start Line
  • Top fundraiser receives the famous traveling turkey trophy to display for a year

BONUS! Sponsor Team Rehabilitation will match the donation for the first 20 people to raise $250 for Wheeler Mission!

Thank you to our top 2017 fundraisers!

  1. Bethany Nelson – $7,000
  2. Salesforce – $3,406
  3. Elizabeth Baumgardt – $1,754
  4. Gary Peters – $1,575
  5. Brian Allison – $1,525
  6. Kelly Romano – $1,121.25
  7. Angela Arps – $1,080.50
  8. Julie Austel – $1,075
  9. Jacqueline Francescon – $1,010
  10. Ayrelle Frick – $1,000.31

Why Fundraise?

This Thanksgiving, more than 1,600 people in central Indiana will spend the day homeless. We believe that nobody in our community should be without food, shelter, and warmth, but especially during the holidays. Fundraising for the Drumstick Dash helps provide nutritious meals and care to the homeless men, women, and mothers with children right here in our community.


Everyone who starts a fundraising page gets special access for two on Race Day to the new Team Rehab facility, located at 1081 Broad Ripple Ave in the heart of Drumstick Dash festivities! Benefits include: 

  • Stay warm and dry before and after the race
  • Free pre- and post-race Injury Screen and Stretching
  • Pre- and post-hydration and carb loading

The top 10 fundraising individuals win:

  • Stay warm on race day! 2 Tickets to the pre-race VIP/Celebrity area!
    • Indoors
    • Catered
    • Private bathrooms
    • Walk right out to the Start Line!
  • VIP Parking! – Park near the Start Line for easy access to the race.
  • Race day recognition –Dave Calabro from WTHR13 will recognize you by name before the race!
  • Free entry to the 2019 Drumstick Dash!

ALSO! – The Top Fundraising Individual and the Top Fundraising Team take home the annual traveling turkey trophy to hold for one year!



Q: Are donations tax-deductible?
A: Yes. A donation receipt will be emailed to each donor from CrowdRise.

Q: What do I do with cash or checks?
A: Checks can be made payable to “Drumstick Dash”

  • You can mail checks to Wheeler Mission, 205 E New York St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Or bring all checks and cash in an envelope, clearly marked with your team name and the total amount inside the envelope. Turn in these offline donations at the Wheeler Mission Table at the Expo or at the Wheeler Mission Tent, located in the food court, on race day.

Q: What if I started a fundraising page on CrowdRise before the registration site changed?
A: All funds will be associated with your registration in Enmotive. We will manually add your 2018 fundraising total from CrowdRise to your new page. Find your new fundraising page here.

Q: Where do I pick up my prize?
A: Prizes can be picked up at the Prize Table during the Expo and Packet Pick-up or at the KLOVE Prize Tent on race day.

* Prizes and details subject to change.


  • Fundraising prize deadline is 9AM on Monday, November 19, 2018.
  • Individual prizes given to individual fundraisers only (if more than one person is using a single account, you may be ineligible for individual prizes).
  • No purchase necessary to win prizes. You do not have to participate in the Drumstick Dash in order to Fundraise.
  • Details subject to change.