11/26/2020 Roanoke, VA US 24013
Countdown to Race Day

5K Run

$22 11/26 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST Price increases after September 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Walk

$10 11/26 9:15AM EST - 11:00AM EST Price increases after September 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

5K DASH Away

$15 Registration ends November 28, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Important date for runners

On-line registration for Runners will NO LONGER CLOSE for runners. You are able to register online up until race day.

Important Info for DASH Away Participants

Please Note: Due to the expense of shipping, we are unable to mail DASH Away t-shirts.
If you're not from the Roanoke area, please select "no shirt" when selecting your shirt size, unless a friend/family member can pickup for you. 


5K (3.1 mile) Race/Family Walk 
9AM - Thanksgiving Morning in Downtown Roanoke

The Atlantic Union Bank Drumstick DASH is sure to get you into a thankful spirit as you and your family "move your feet so others can eat". This year, the Rescue Mission will provide more than 250,000 meals to homeless and hungry families. Enjoy the music along our USA Track & Field certified route as the Drumstick DASH provides a fun, family-friendly, rain or shine Thanksgiving morning event. 




Our scenic route is certified by USA Track & Field. It winds through downtown Roanoke starting at Williamson and Franklin Roads, ending on the historic Roanoke City Market, and designed to insure maximum ease and safety on race/walk day. For route details and a map visit drumstickdash.net 




The award ceremony begins at 10:00 am on the Roanoke City Farmer’s Market. Awards will go to the top three overall runners, male, female, top three in Master’s Division (ages 40 and over), male and female, and top 3 male and female in each age group (one award per person). Age groups based on your age as of November 28.

Fleet Feet Training Program


Fleet Feet is offering two programs this Fall to prepare runners and walkers for the Union Drumstick Dash 5K. The No Boundaries Path to 5K Running and Walking Programs are 12-week programs sponsored by New Balance designed to slowly progress participants up to the 5K distance. The programs include group workouts with experienced mentors, educational clinics, a 12-week training plan, weekly newsletters and so much more!  Click here for the fleet feet training program webpage and information

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.