DRUMSTICK DASH Nearly 600 Runners And Walkers Take Part In Drumstick Dash; Collect Food For Hungry
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 22, 2012 11:35 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 22, 2012 11:50 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Some people spent Thanksgiving morning getting in a workout before the big meal, in order to make sure that people throughout our community don't go hungry this season.
More than five hundred runners and walkers turned out for the 2nd annual Union Mission Drumstick Dash Thursday. This year's theme was "Shuffle Your Feet, So Other's Can Eat."
All of the proceeds for the run will be used to purchase food for Christmas baskets that are given out to more than 20,000 families statewide.
The runners ran a 5K course in Kanawha City, between the University of Charleston and Charleston Memorial Hospital. Runners were also encouraged to bring as many canned food items as they could.
"We are excited with the tremendous turnout. Almost 600 people have shown up for our run-walk today," Rex Whitehead with the Union Mission said. "This is sponsoring a lot of food that will help feed a lot of hungry people."
Jason Pyles was first across the finish line in just 16 minutes. Chick-Fil-A of Southridge sponsored the run.