Pre-race FAQ

When and where does the race start?
9:00AM on Broad Ripple Ave. at Indianola Ave.

When and where do I pick up my race packet?
There are three options for packet pickup:
1) Pick up at Expo (11/23 at Indiana State Fairgrounds) - FREE
2) Packet Mailing - $9.99
3) Pick up on Race Day (11/24 in Broad Ripple) - $5.00

How do I choose/change my packet pickup option?
Packet Pickup option is chosen as an add-on during registration.
Click here to find out how to change your packet pickup option.

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?

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. There are no indoor restrooms.

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?
You can drop them off at the Support Hub in the big white tent next to Einstein's Bagels.

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
• Local parking garages and lots

What time do roads close and reopen on Thanksgiving morning?
Click here to view our Traffic & Road Closures Map

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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