Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission’s sixth annual Drumstick Dash LA 2021 Thanksgiving Day race in the NoHo Arts District will include a slew of celebrity and influencer support and raise money to provide relief for L.A.’s unhoused residents.
“Move your feet so others can eat.”
Hope of The Valley Rescue Mission is proud to announce its sixth annual Drumstick Dash LA 2021, set to take place Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021. More than 5,000 participants are expected to run, jog and walk either a 5k or 10k course through the NoHo Arts District to benefit Hope of The Valley and their mission in helping the homeless. This year’s Drumstick Dash LA is set to break their 2019 record as the largest Thanksgiving run in Los Angeles.
This year, the course will take participants through the NoHo Arts District, where they will be greeted by cheering crowds, DJs, lots of free swag, a costume contest, awards, and more! Emmy award-winning actor John Cryer and his wife Lisa Cryer, a celebrated entertainment host, are set to emcee the event. Alongside Cryer and Joyner, Drumstick Dash LA’s talent board of supporters includes names such as Mayim Bialik (“Jeopardy”), Becca Tobin (“Turner & Hooch,” “Glee”), Hayley Orrantia (“The Goldbergs”), Kelli Berglund (“‘Heels”) and many more.
“In addition to its tremendous talent board, community leders and businesses in partnership with Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission who have joined arms to help meet this great need include: Councilman Paul Krekorian, BeachBody, NoHo Arts District, Goodr Sunglasses, Shepherd Church, SoCal Gas, Good Guard, and Western Bagel.
Of the sixth annual Drumstick Dash LA, HoTV CFO Rowan Vansleve says, “In the midst of the homeless crisis, Hope of the Valley has served over 1.5 million meals. This year Drumstick Dash will help raise funds to provide 500,000 hot meals for homeless men, women and children. Participants “Move their feet so others can eat.”
Thanksgiving Day, November 25
Race Day Schedule:
6:00am: Race Day Registration Opens (11275 Chandler Blvd. in front of the Old Lankershim Train Depot & Groundworks Coffee Co.)
7:00am: Expo Opens
8:30am: Race Start (Chandler Blvd & Lankershim Blvd.)
9:20am (Tenative): Lil’ Gobblers Race Begins after about 90% of runners have returned. Please listen for mainstage announcements during the event.
9:15am – 10:30am: Awards
Chandler Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd.
NoHo Arts District
The race is open to runners, walkers and joggers of every age. All participants will receive a giant running medal, custom event shirt and free Goodr sunglasses.
About Hope of The Valley
Hope of The Valley’s mission is to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger, and homelessness by offering immediate assistance and long-term solutions. HoTV is an inclusive faith-based, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not discriminate based on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or lack thereof. Their services are grounded in a deep respect for the dignity inherent in each human being.
Hope of The Valley believes that everybody and everything deserves a second chance. As a faith-based compassion ministry, the organization focuses on the spiritual, emotional, physical, relational, occupational, and financial needs of their clients. HoTV’s two-pronged approach starts with crisis intervention then bridges clients, when they are ready, into long-term services that address chronic obstacles. Through Hope of The Valley’s efforts throughout the last 10 years, the number of new people on the streets in the San Fernando Valley has grown by less than half that of the entire Los Angeles County. That means there are less than half as many people on the streets as there would have been without their work, ultimately taking positive steps toward net-zero/negative growth.
For more information about Hope of The Valley’s work to fight against homelessness in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond, please visit https://www.hopeofthevalley.org/.