Pre-race FAQ

When and where does the race start?
The race has two “rolling start” waves at 8:00AM and 10:00AM east of Broad Ripple High School on Broad Ripple Ave. and heads east.

How do I start a Fundraiser for Wheeler Mission?
At the end of your Drumstick Dash registration, you will be given a link to your own fundraising page. This will also be sent to you in a confirmation email. Send the link to your family and friends, asking them to support Wheeler Mission. Anyone who raises at least $250 qualifies for a race refund down to one penny!


Race Day FAQ

I forgot to bring my bib – what do I do?
Go to the Command Center (white tent next to Einstein Bros. Bagels and get a new tag.

Where is the Start Line?
East of Broad Ripple High School on Broad Ripple Ave.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes, towards the back of the pack near Compton St., please. No strollers will be allowed in the corrals.

Are dogs or other pets allowed?
For the safety of your pet and other participants, NO pets are allowed

What if I need to report a lost child or if a lost child is found?
Accompany child or person reporting lost child to Command Center (white tent next to Einstein Bros. Bagels). A ‘Lost Persons Form’ will be filled out, staff with radio will be contacted along with IMPD.
An ‘Incident Report Form’ will also be available at the Command Center for anything significant that Event Staff or IMPD need to know about.

Where are the restrooms?
Portables are outside behind Einstein’s Bagels, all around Broad Ripple High School, and near the Start Line as well as on Keystone Ave. and at the Water Station. There are no indoor restrooms.

Is there Gear Check available to store belongings?
There is no Gear Check in 2020.

Where do I go to pick-up my packet?
All packets will be mailed to participants for 2020.

Where is the Finish Line?
For both the long and short courses, it is located near Sun King on Broad Ripple Ave.

Is there a lost and found?
Yes, go to the Command Center white tent next to Einstein Bros. Bagels.

If someone is in need of First Aid, where do they go?
For minor issues, send them to the First Aid Tent near the Finish Line. For major issues, call 911.

Are there prizes for the run?
Not for age divisions, but there will be prizes for the top ten male & top ten female finishers.

Where do I take canned goods to donate to Wheeler Mission?
Bring them to the Donation box truck parked near Gear Check in the Food Court Party Area.

Where can I recycle my water bottle?
Look for recycle boxes right next to the trash boxes in the Food Court Party Area.

Where can I park?
• Neighborhood streets
• Behind Broad Ripple High School
• Christ the King Catholic School (5858 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
• Bishop Chatard School (5885 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
• Local parking garages

What time do roads close and reopen on Thanksgiving morning?
At 7AM on Broad Ripple Ave., between College & Keystone. 9AM from Keystone around to Kessler Blvd. As the race proceeds, more streets will close. Once the last walker crosses the Start Line, a police car will follow them and all roads will slowly but open back up. All roads should be open along course by 11AM.

How can I volunteer at Wheeler Mission?
Go to the Wheeler Mission tent in the Food Court Party Area and someone there will be able to help you (tent is black with large, white Wheeler logo). Or visit WheelerVolunteer.org.

How do I know when my turkey is done?
According to the Department of Agriculture, scientific research indicates that food borne pathogens and viruses, such as Salmonella, Campylobacter and the avian influenza virus, are destroyed when poultry is cooked to an internal temperature of 165o F. The Food Safety and Inspection Service recommend the use of a food thermometer to monitor internal temperature. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook turkey to higher temperatures.

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