Net proceeds from the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot support the growth of the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot Fund, managed by our partners in philanthropy, the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Established 2013, the fund is a permanent charitable endowment, invested for growth so its earnings will support nonprofit grants — now and forever — to improve the health and wellness for all Outer Banks people. Decades from now, even if our event is no longer taking place, the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot Fund will continue to grow and make grants to support health and wellness projects.

The Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot is the cornerstone fundraising event for the endowment. Contributors to the race, which come in the form of sponsorships from businesses and individuals are key to its success and help defray many of its costs. Additionally, people can contribute directly to the fund by direct donation as well as by purchasing “Turkey Trot” gear when available for sale.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation was organized in 1982 as a public charity to help meet local needs in Dare County and across all Outer Banks communities, from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. The Community Foundation accomplishes its mission by increasing charitable giving in the area, by managing charitable funds for individuals and agencies, and by targeting grants toward the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities.

Through its discretionary grants, the Community Foundation supports the most exciting and most urgent projects which best meet today’s needs. The Community Foundation is a catalyst, helping the nonprofit sector evolve to take on new challenges and opportunities as they arise. The Community Foundation’s permanent endowments are a resource for future generations to meet the challenges of their times.

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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.