Roanoke celebrates Thanksgiving with 17th annual Drumstick Dash 5k

Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 6:58 AM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The 17th annual Drumstick Dash 5k took place Thursday morning.

Some roads were closed because of the race, from 6 a.m. until noon. Some of those included Williamson Road, Jefferson Street and Campbell Avenue, just to name a few.

The race manager says 7,000 people signed up early for a great opportunity to help those in need.

“Number one, this is just a fun race, a fun event, and that’s on its own. But when you add in the importance of the dash, what it means for our guests here at the Rescue Mission and the fact that this provides hundreds of thousands of meals for the Rescue Mission and those that we serve, that importance is magnified,” said event manager Kevin Berry.

The 5k run started at 8:30 a.m. and the walk started at 9 a.m.