The North Banks Rotary Club is the principal sponsoring organization for the race, in partnership with the Outer Banks Kiwanis Club. The race is planned and conducted by volunteers. All net proceeds go to support local charities, youth programs, and military relief charities.

Past Beneficiaries include:
Interfaith Community Outreach
Beach Food Pantry
Food for Thought
Hatteras Meals on Wheels
Outer Banks Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Program
The Nature Conservancy/Nags Head Woods
Maine and Taill
Dare County Arts Council