Whether you RUN, WALK, or TROT -- getting registered for the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot favors the early birds! Even with an increased field (800), if you snooze...you're bound to miss out since our event fills up super fast!

So mark your calendar, follow us on social media, sign up for our Subscriber List, and stay in the know!  In 2020, there's something for everyone.

Online registration for the 25th Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot will now open the day after Labor Day -- Tuesday, September 7th 2021 at 6 am EDT! 


It takes dozens of people and months of planning to pull off this great event. Without volunteers, the ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot wouldn't be what it is today.

Our volunteers have a wide range of experiences, interests, and time availability and they are the wind beneath of wings...their time and efforts are highly valued.

If you are interested in being a part of our TURKEY CREW, please check back for an updated list of opportunities. If you have immediate questions, contact our Race Director!


Only through the support of those in our community can we continue to host and grow our beloved event. Sponsoring and contributing to the Turkey Trot helps defray the costs of presenting our event.  We depend on monetary as well as in-kind CONTRIBUTIONS from our local business community, family groups, and individuals -- and we're always grateful to be considered a steadfast community tradition.  If you or your business is interested in getting involved during this milestone year, please contact our Race Director.  All financial and in-kind commitments must be secured in early September.

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The ANNUAL ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT is a 501(c)3 organization through the Road Runners Club of America group exemption status with the IRS. The ANNUAL ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT promotes and encourages running and walking as it improves individual health and fitness and overall community health. Towards this, The ANNUAL ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT is the cornerstone fundraising event for the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot Fund, a permanent charitable endowment managed by the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The event’s net proceeds, which include sponsoring contributions, are donated to the fund in December. The Outer Banks Community Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals and agencies, awards charitable grants to local nonprofits, administers scholarship funds, and provides tailored services to help individual donors and their families pursue their charitable interests. The Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot Fund was established and vested in 2013 for supporting community health projects and initiatives that benefit all Outer Banks people.