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November 23, 2023
All Day

Elmwood Park and downtown streets

Roanoke, VA 24011
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Drumstick Dash

Thursday, November 23, 2023

The Drumstick Dash is a 5k run and family walk that happens every Thanksgiving Morning. The DASH benefits the Rescue Mission of Roanoke’s dining services and provides for the meals that the Rescue Mission serves on an annual basis. We typically serve about 200,000+ meals a year to those in need. These meals go to adults and children alike, providing needed nutrition so that each of our guests can focus on the ultimate success, rising out of poverty. The DASH is the most popular race in the area and attracts everyone in the family from the athletic types to the ones who just want to have a good time and take a stroll. Two waves of participants will take on the course. The first wave will start at 9:00am and will include timed, competitive runners. The second wave will start at 10:00 am and will be for untimed runners, walkers, families, and even dogs (on leashes).

Participants will be encouraged to use the Elmwood Park garage, street parking south of Elm Avenue, Carilion Community Hospital Garage (we will obtain permission), and Park Roanoke lots that are not affected by street closures. A full list of available parking is available on the website,

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