Now though December 31st Roanoke, VA 24013 US
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The 2020 Atlantic Union Drumstick DASH is now a virtual race! What does that mean?

First and foremost, deciding to switch the DASH over to a virtual event was one of the hardest decisions this Mission has ever had to make. With that said, we are excited to announce we have an amazing virtual option for all runners and walkers, as well as a new distance option! Check out what we have to offer!  


The beautiful part of this DASH is it can be done anywhere you would like, and at any time of day you would like! The Virtual Run can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even the treadmill. Sign up and encourage friends, family, and strangers alike to participate in the best DASH in Virginia!


When you move your feet, others can eat, it’s as simple as that.

Everyone looks forward to getting out on Thanksgiving morning to walk, run, and work off all those calories you’re undoubtedly going to bring in later in the day. Making the trek from your house to the race site, finding parking, standing shoulder to shoulder with others, then racing back home to get ready can be tough, but not this year!


This is where the 2020 Atlantic Union Bank Drumstick DASH comes in! The Drumstick DASH is a month long Virtual Run that you can do anytime, anywhere between November 1st – December 31st. Walk your 5K or run the 5k or 8k on your own accord and receive all the awesome race swag you'd expect from a traditional race! (It’s actually even better this year!)


The Atlantic Union Drumstick DASH will be as comforting as the smell of your kitchen on Thanksgiving morning! If your kitchen smells like burning, then think of your zen place, it’s like that.


Scroll down to see what you'll receive and learn how it works!



Talk about a good looking Thanksgiving spread! Sign up and receive:


- Official entry into the 5k virtual walk or run or the 8k virtual run

- High performance t-shirt, perfect for showing off at Thanksgiving dinner

- 2020 Finisher's Medal (Runners only)

- Printable Race Bib

- Virtual  Swag Bag (local businesses, great value!)

- Shipping of all items (at additional price)



The best part about the Virtual Run is it's easy as pumpkin pie:


1. Sign up to secure your spot


2. Pick up your packet at on of our Packet pick up locations. Or receive your packet in the mail.


3. Complete your run or walk


You can run, walk, skip, or jog the 3.1 miles anytime between November 1 - December 31. The best part of this is you can choose the best day to run. Beautiful weather? Run that day. Like walking in the rain? Do your thing.


You can do this anywhere you'd like: the neighborhood, local park, treadmill, or anywhere else you may find yourself during Thanksgiving week this year!


After you've rocked your 5 or 8k, you can easily submit your time through the RaceJoy app. We're also super social, so we will want to see any and all pictures you snapped on our Instagram and Facebook page. We will also have an easy way to share your 5K photos to the official race page. 



1) Your registration will switch over to virtual free of charge.



Contact Kevin Berry at to let us know!


We encourage you to sign up today! You’ll want all the swag, trust us!


Information overload? Don't fret. All the details and links will be in your confirmation email after you've signed up!



If you have any questions about this virtual run, contact Kevin Berry at

Digital SWAG Bag

Thanks to some amazing community partners, we have an awesome swag bag to give you! 

Thank you Fleet Feet, 7-11, and Wheeler's Fast Service Laundry and Cleaning!

Below are the coupons, they are: $10.00 off $50.00 purchase at Wheeler Fast Service Laundry and Cleaning

                                                      $10.00 off $50.00 purchase at Fleet Feet Roanoke

                                                      FREE Medium Slurpee at 7-11!



5K (3.1 mile) Run/Family Walk 
or 8K Run

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.  

Race Contact Info

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


We have a couple new categories as well as new chances to win! 

1) We have three opportunities for "largest team"

a) School

b) Church

c) Business

Each one of these category winners will receive a personalized plaque for recognition!


2) Farthest participant on any team.

If you can get someone from the other side of the globe, you'll have a good chance at winning this! 

Winner will receive a Roanoke "Welcome" Basket

Now, for the team challenge directions!

Here’s how it works in three easy steps!


1. Select "Join an Existing Team" and see if your Business/Church/Family/School already has a team made. If yes, go ahead and join!

2. If your Business/Church/Family/School does not have a team yet, select "Create a New Team" -  Then click the appropriate "type" and enter your Business/Church/Family/School name. This will allow others registering to join your team!
(If you're creating a team in the "other" category - feel free to get creative with your team names!) 

3. Share the name of your team and help your friends/family/co-workers get registered! 


There will be special recognition for the largest group in each of the four mentioned categories! (Business, Church, Family & School)
To be counted in the ranks of your group, your registration must be submitted no later than Friday, Midnight, November 22nd. Of course, if you miss that deadline, you can continue to register through Race morning and join the rest of your team.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Atlantic Union Bank Drumstick DASH.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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