Drumstick Dash gears up for 6th annual event to benefit Feeding America

NOW: Drumstick Dash gears up for 6th annual event to benefit Feeding America

Updated: 11:00 a.m. on November 23, 2017

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Hundreds of people made some room for their Thanksgiving dinner at Thursday's Drumstick Dash at Miller Park. 

The motto of the event is to "move your feet, so others can eat." Participants have the option to walk or run because the event is really about feeding the hungry. 

Now in its sixth year, the Drumstick Dash supports Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin with meals for those in need. 

"I think people come back because they love the atmosphere here, we all love helping out and//everyone's just kind of helping each other and//it shows that Milwaukee is such a great city," said Brittany Vonckx with Feeding America. 

There was also a costume contest. Runners got a free long-sleeved shirt and the opportunity to take pictures with Bernie Brewer who sported his Santa suit for the occasion. 


Posted: 7:30 a.m. on November 23, 2017

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Families of runners and walkers will "Move Their Feet So Others Can Eat," according to organizers of the Drumstick Dash 5K in Milwaukee. It benefits Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on Thanksgiving morning. 

Organizers are giving away prizes for those who can outrun Dash the Turkey and for the best Thanksgiving-themed costumes. 

"This year's event will be wonderful," said Jeff Graves, president of Vision Event Management. "We’ll have over 3,400 people out here raising money for Feeding America."

"We encourage for people to still come out and register, they can still bring food donations out here or they can just come out and drop off some food donations If they just want to come out and be a spectator.”

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. 

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