On Thanksgiving Morning in Duck, the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot is as traditional as Pumpkin Pie!  Our family and community tradition is for all ages and abilities...a non-sanctioned 5K loop, beginning on Scarborough Lane and finishing up with some BIG FUN!


All participants -- whether running or walking -- should be physically able to finish and be off the course within 60 minutes. Everyone receives the same amenities that include a long-sleeve event tee along with a Goody Bag full of treats.  As is tradition, only our First Male & First Female Runners, First Male & Female Youth Runners (10 and under), in addition to our First Walker earn one of the infamous PUMPKIN PIES from Sweater Box Confections!  (There are no other awards or age group recognitions.)


Once you’ve finished, Turkey Trotters enjoy friendship, refreshments, and music at the POST RACE PARTY presented by the Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe, Eventide in Duck, and Sweater Box Confections!  And when everyone's crossed the Finish Line, the drawing for some terrific prizes begins!  


Be part of the tradition -- be a champion -- see you on Thanksgiving!

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

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.