11,500 Roanokers Participate in Rescue Mission’s Drumstick Dash

0
Runners prepare to start the 2010 Drumstick Dash at the intersection of Tazewell Avenue and Williamson Road.

Runners prepare to start the 2010 Drumstick Dash at the intersection of Tazewell Avenue and Williamson Road.

Over 11,500 Roanokers “moved their feet so others could eat” last Thursday as part of the fifth annual StellarOne Drumstick Dash to benefit the Roanoke Rescue Mission.  Runners, walkers, babies in strollers, dogs on leashes and volunteers all came out to help provide food, shelter, medical care, case management, recovery programs, clothing and more for the more than 360 people who stay in Mission shelters each night. Race participation was up from the 7,500 total participants who took part in the 2009 Drumstick Dash and over $225,000 was raised from the event.