Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Day Events

Thu November 25, 2021 Minneapolis, MN 55409 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.drumstickdash10k.com.

4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55409

The Drumstick Dash 10K and Pi Run are Full

These races are full to capacity.  If you wish to be added to the waiting list please send an email to runnerbarbl@icloud.com.

Cranberry Races Now Capped at 100 Participants

Due to the overwhelming response to our events, we have now put a cap of 100 participants on the combined Cranberry Cruise and Cranberry Kids Runs.  This is necessary in order to ensure everyone can run safely with lots of run and also to complete the chute preparations for the 10K and Pi Runs that follow.  Thank you for your understanding.

Packet Pick-up

Our first opportunity for packet pickup is this Saturday, November 20 at Mill City Running, 411 E. Hennepin from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Masks must be worn during packet pick-up.

The Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Day Events include:

• Drumstick Dash 10K - two laps around Lake Harriet
• Pi Run 3.14 Miles - once around Lake Harriet
• Cranberry Cruise Mile
• Cranberry Kids Half Mile

All events are at Lake Harriet in South Minneapolis. The Drumstick Dash 10K and Pi Run feature chip timing.  We have options for No shirt, Shirt, and Sweatshirt.  The Cranberry Cruise Mile Run and the Cranberry Kids Half Mile are fun runs and there is an option to receive a winter beanie.

Start your Thanksgiving Day off with family fun and post race cookies.

Race Start Times

7:30 AM • Cranberry Cruise Mile
7:30 AM • Cranberry Kids Half Mile
8:00 AM• Drumstick Dash 10K 
8:00 AM • Pi Run 3.14 Miles 

Charity Partners

Drumstick Dash is pleased to announce that Mile in My Shoes is continuing as our Charity Partner in 2021. Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) brings people from diverse backgrounds together through the power of running. MiMS run mentors are paired with people experiencing homelessness and other barriers. Drumstick Dash participants can support MiMS through direct donations at registration and also as FundRacers. PLEASE register as a FundRacer at www.mileinmyshoes.mn before signing up for the race.  You will receive information on special race discounts.

COVID Protocols

The total field for the Drumstick Dash 10K and Pi Run will be limited to a total of 750.  This will allow us to stage a staggered start with plenty of room for social distancing.  Masks are also recommended in the start corrals.  They will not be required while running the events.  All participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets in advance of race day.  

These guidelines are based on current protocols in place from the Minneapolis Park Board, the State of Minnesota, USA Track and Field and the CDC.  If there is any change we will post it here and on the Drumstick Dash website.  If things do change and you do not wish to participate, you will have the option to defer your entry to 2022.  This will be your only option - there are NO REFUNDS.  In the event it is necessary or prudent to cancel the event, all entries will automatically roll over to 2022. Again, there will be NO REFUNDS.

No Refunds

Please note that all entries are final. No refunds will be given for race entry fees for any reason.

Race Updates

For all the latest news visit the Drumstick Dash web page at www.drumstickdash10k.com.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Participants in any of the Drumstick Dash Events may elect to participate in the Family Team Challenge.  Prizes will go to the family team with the largest number of finishers in any of the Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Day events.  Family can include cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.  Team members can be in any event - some in the Drumstick Dash 10k, some in the Pi Run, some in the Cranberry Cruise, and/or some in the Cranberry Kids - they only need to finish the race count towards your team total.


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