The Town of Zionsville has cancelled the Live Main Street run/walk on Thanksgiving Day citing the increase in COVID-19 cases and staffing concerns among local public safety departments. Learn More
Virtual Registration OPEN!
Join your friends and neighbors and walk where you live. Download the RaceJoy app to track your run. Too busy on Thanksgiving, race open from 11/26- 11/29.
If you switch to a neighborhood team, please contact Katie Reasoner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Race: $30 per person, family of 4 for $120
Tee Shirt Pick Up
You can pick up your tee shirt on Wednesday, November 25 from Noon to 6pm at the Zionsville Unit (1575 Mulberry St.).
ZGravy Chase swag is available for purchase during pick up.
Facebook Live Opening Ceremony
The opening day ceremony will take place at 8:45am on Thanksgiving Day.
How to Get Ready for Your Virtual Race
To get ready for the virtual ZGravy Chase, download the RaceJoy app and create your account. Once you are signed in, search for the ZGravy Chase race to virtually join us and track your run / walk. You’ll also get a few messages from us along your route.
2020 ZGravy Chase
ZGravy Chase traditionally welcomes families from throughout central Indiana and beyond. For the 2019 race, the race had participants from 24 states and three countries. Runners and walkers include parents with strollers, families with dogs, and participants ranging in age from infants to 87 years old. The goal for the 2020 race is to raise $145,000 for the Boys & Girls of Boone County, which is projecting a 40% operational budget shortfall this year due to current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
“Our goal in starting this event was to create a lasting revenue source for the Club and the youth in our community, especially those who need us most. In addition, we wanted to bring a race to Boone County to start a new family and friends tradition on Thanksgiving Day that will remind us how thankful we are for this community and all of the individuals that help make this a great place to live, work and play.
As the board president, I am overwhelmed by the hard work and generosity of the staff, volunteers, sponsors, Town of Zionsville, and thousands of participants. ZGravy Chase is truly a community-wide event! Race Maker Productions took a chance on promoting our event in 2017 and has been an incredible partner helping to produce and grow ZGravy Chase.”
– Rob Schein, Board President for the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County
2020 Event Details
Date: Nov 26, 2020
Location: Main Street of Zionsville
Virtual Race: $30 per person
Tee shirt pickup will be at the Zionsville Unit, 1575 Mulberry Street on Wednesday, November 25 from 12 – 6 pm.
Become A Sponsor
Would you would like to support the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County by sponsoring the 2020 ZGravy Chase?
If so, please review our Event Sponsorship Packet. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Reasoner, our Chief Development Officer, at email@example.com.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County
Prior to COVID-19, the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County– Lebanon, Whitestown and Zionsville Units– served 450 members daily and 3,000 total members. The Club offers before and after school programming with transportation to and from community schools. In addition to our daily school programming, the Club offers sports leagues, summer camps and events open to the local community. In the Lebanon Unit, we feed an average of 100 children, five days a week. Without the meal provided by the Club, most of the children would go hungry until school the next day.
The Boys & Girls Club of Boone County’s Emergency Meal Program, established in mid-March, became an essential program in Boone County. When county schools moved to eLearning and the statewide shelter in place order was issued, the organization staff and volunteers served 18,867 meals in-total, drive through style, to anyone in need in the community. The program ran from March 16 until July 2, 16 weeks, 76 days and 2,160 volunteer hours. During the month of July, we distributed meals to be cooked at home twice a week, serving an additional 2,473 meals.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County is to enable all area youth, especially those that need them most, to develop the skills, fitness, and character they need to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The vision is to provide Boone County youth a world-class experience that assures success is within reach for everyone who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
To make a gift to the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County, visit our Donations page.
“This new holiday tradition has been embraced by the community. We look forward to growing this event to be the premier northside Thanksgiving Day race.”
Board Chair for Boys & Girls Club of Boone County
There are no race transfers and there are no refunds. We will do all within our power to make the event happen as planned; however, we do reserve the right to delay, cancel, or make changes to the event as planned due to inclement weather, permitting agencies, law enforcement, and other uncontrollable situations. Safety is our number one priority. If you are not able to make the race please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org