Online registration for the 2nd Annual Drumstick Dash 5K presented by Sendik's Food Markets is still open through tomorrow - Tuesday, November 26 at 11:59 p.m. at DrumstickDashMilwaukee.com. Onsite registration will be available from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and race morning from 7:00 - 8:15 a.m. at Miller Park. Food and monetary donations will also be accepted at this time. For each $1 or nonperishable food item donated on site, participants will receive a raffle ticket for prizes provided by Sendik's. The Drumstick Dash 5K will take place on Thanksgiving Day at Miller Park, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Family Fun! Join us on race day as volunteers and staff will be donned in turkey hats, inflatable turkeys will be onsite, festive cutouts for photo opportunities will be displayed and as the lead vehicle travels with a large turkey, our mascot Dash will be close behind! Participants are also encouraged to dress up in their best Thanksgiving Day costume.

Drumstick Dash 5K contributions have reached over $5,000! $1 for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin provides 5 meals for a hungry family, bringing current totals to over 25,000 meals. Drumstick Dash is pleased to provide these meals for families in Eastern Wisconsin over the holiday season. These numbers will certainly grow as registration increases and monetary/food donations are collected race day.

"Thanksgiving Day is the single largest running day in the country and the Milwaukee community is coming together for a continued Milwaukee family tradition," said Vision Event Management President, Jeff Graves. "We are thrilled to have reached over 25,000 meals and will continue to see this number grow throughout the week," Graves added. "Being able to provide this many meals for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has been a great feeling as we transition into the holiday season."

"Participating in Drumstick Dash is a great way to help those who don't have a hot meal to share with family on Thanksgiving. Your food and monetary donations will ensure that children and families struggling with hunger will have reason to be hopeful this holiday season," said Bonnie Bellehumeur, president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
 
*Please contact Anna Ryan (317-452-0409; Anna@VisionEventManagement.com) for photo opportunities and to set up live truck parking.*  
 
Drumstick Dash Numbers

Age:
Oldest: 72
Youngest: <1
Average: 33

Gender:
Female: 62%
Male: 38%

Top 10 Cities:
1. Milwaukee
2. Wauwatosa
3. Waukesha
4. New Berlin
5. Brookfield
6. Menomonee Falls
7. West Allis
8. Oak Creek
9. Franklin
10. Greenfield

Top 5 States: 29 States Represented
1. Wisconsin
2. Illinois
3. Minnesota
4. Michigan
5. Ohio

Drumstick Dash Details
Race Highlights:

  • New Location! Hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park  
  • Burn Off Calories Before you Feast
  • Largest Food Donations Win Great Prizes!
  • Each Food/$1 Donation will Receive 1 Raffle Ticket - Win Turkeys, Pies, & Gift Certificates!
  • Awesome Long Sleeve Cotton T-Shirt for all Participants  

Pricing:

  • Adults $35 through - 11/26/2013
  • Adults $40 Wednesday Packet Pick-Up & Race Day
  • Kids $20 through - 11/26/2013
  • Kids $25 Wednesday Packet Pick-Up & Race Day
  • Kids 4 & Under FREE but must still register  

About Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin 330,000 people in eastern Wisconsin rely on food supplied by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin each year. The food bank is the largest, private, nonprofit distributor of food in the state. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin distributes more than 20 million pounds of food annually to 1,000 food pantries, meal programs and shelters throughout eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a member of Feeding America, which is consistently ranked as one of the most efficient charities, out of the country's 100 largest charities, by Forbes magazine. Since 1982, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has distributed nearly 300 million pounds of food. To learn more about hunger in Wisconsin, visit feedingamericawi.org.
 
About Vision Event Management Vision Event Management (VEM), produces high-profile endurance events. Based in Westfield, IN, VEM productions include the Chicago Half Marathon, Allstate 13.1 Chicago™, the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run, the Brewers Mini-Marathon, Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and the BMO Harris Bank Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K. For more information, visit VisionEventManagement.com.