MILWAUKEE - The 4th Annual Drumstick Dash 5K presented by Sendik's Food Markets is returning to Miller Park on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Registration is open at DrumstickDashMilwaukee.com until Tuesday, November 24. Last minute runners can register at packet distribution at Miller Park from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and on race morning from 7:00 - 8:15 a.m.. Food and monetary donations will also be accepted at this time. Donors will have the opportunity to win prizes provided by Sendik's Food Market. The Drumstick Dash 5K will take place on Thanksgiving Day at Miller Park, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Runners and walkers are invited to Miller Park on Thanksgiving for a tradition filled with fun for the whole family. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their best Thanksgiving Day costume, and each registered runner will receive an official long-sleeved Drumstick Dash T-shirt. The Drumstick Dash mascot, "Dash" the turkey, will be in attendance and the top five finishers who out-run "Dash" will win prizes from Performance Running Outfitters.
In the last four years, the Drumstick Dash 5K has donated over 100,000 meals for families in eastern Wisconsin over the holiday season. Just $1 for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin provides three meals for a hungry family. As always, Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin will be collecting food and monetary donations at packet pick-up as well as on race morning.
"We are proud to be partnered with Sendik's Food Market, the Milwaukee Brewers, Fox6, FM102.1, Performance Running Outfitters and our benefiting partner, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin again for the 4th annual Drumstick Dash, who we have helped raise over 100,000 meals in the previous three years for those facing hunger in Eastern Wisconsin communities," stated Jeff Graves, president of Vision Event Management. Graves added, "It is really inspiring to see the local community coming together to help their neighbors in need, especially as the holiday season is upon us."
Registration is open online now. Registration price is $30 for adults and $20 for kids ages 5 to 12. Adult price increases on November 6. Children ages 4 and under are free but must still register. Registration prices increase to $40 for adults and $25 for kids at packet distribution at Miller Park on Wednesday, November 25.
*Please contact Joe Trinosky (317-801-0688; Joe@VisionEventManagement.com) for photo opportunities and to set up live truck parking.*
• Adults $30 through 11/5/2015
• Adults $35 11/6 through 11/24
• Adults $40 Wednesday Packet Pick-Up & Race Day
• Kids (ages 5-12) $20 through 11/24/2015
• Kids $25 Wednesday Packet Pick-Up & Race Day
• Kids 4 and 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 Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K, the Chicago Half Marathon, Allstate 13.1 Chicago™, the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run, Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and the BMO Harris Bank Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K. For more information, visit VisionEventManagement.com.