25th Running of the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

JOIN US VIRTUALLY and celebrate with us from wherever you are!

This Thanksgiving, run or walk your 5K in your own place! Wobble around your neighborhood, trot at your local park or if you like, take those kicks for a spin on your treadmill – it’s up to you! If you choose to participate from afar, choose your own place and run your own race!


We know that a VIRTUAL 5K is different -- but one thing remains the same — raising critical funds for our charitable endowment is essential! So, join us – as a VIRTUAL CHAMPION – and continue the tradition of giving back on Thanksgiving Day. 


What’s a virtual race?  Runners who sign up for the virtual option register online like everyone else!  But when it's time to run, walk, or wobble...they choose their own starting line! Not a morning person…run in the afternoon!  Traveling on Thanksgiving Day…complete your 5K on Friday! When you’ve completed your distance just let us know that you’re done. No need to upload your finishing time (we don’t record it here, so why break with tradition!?!)


Why did you add a virtual option this year?  The Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot has been a cornerstone community event bringing friends and families together to do GOOD for 25 years! We begin the day filled with gratitude…and have lots of fun too.  Because we care about the health of our community and our neighbors, we wanted to provide an alternative since fewer may gather in Duck this year.  We also understand that not everyone’s ready to return to in-person running…but still wants to be part of our 25th Anniversary celebration!  


Where is the start line?  Wherever you want it to be...your treadmill, favorite trail, or a street in your neighborhood. 


Why should I participate?  To continue the 25-year community tradition with your family and friends, give thanks, and to CHAMPION COMMUNITY by helping us grow our charitable endowment managed by the Outer Banks Community Foundation!


Do I get an event tee? You bet...and what’s more, we will ship your tee and SWAG to you, so you’ll have it before Thanksgiving!  (If you’re a local, you can let us know so we can save on postage!) Your BIB will be a digital download...personalized with your name...and you'll be getting a digital Finisher's Certificate as well.  We're planning lots of other cool stuff stay tuned!


Can I create a team? Yes! When you are registering, you can create what we call a FLOCK…or in this case, a VIRTUAL FLOCK!  


We are so pleased to add this alternative for our 25th Anniversary. Please review all event details on RunSignUp before registering for the VIRTUAL option; virtual registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 registration fees, race capacity and event information on this site are subject to change. Our event will adhere to all public health guidelines and regulations for large outdoor gatherings in North Carolina (Dare County); such decisions will be driven by guidelines from local and state authorities, the CDC, and best practices as established by the RRCA.


We encourage all of our participants, sponsors, and volunteers to check this website and email from us regularly and to pay close attention to social media communications to ensure that they are aware of future announcements. In order to give all running and racing events the best chance of being held in-person, we urge everyone to maintain good hand-hygiene, social distancing, the use of face coverings when appropriate, and to get vaccinated when it becomes available to you.