Race for Steak

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The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Accompanying our annual Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run held in Raleigh, North Carolina with a timed 5k  route. 100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. And, just as critically, it helps call attention to the stigma and significance of these often invisible illnesses, which affect as many as one in five American adults.

Route Details

The Race for Steak features a 5k (3.1 miles) route that begins at the Angus Barn on Hwy 70, turns around at the Umstead Visitor Center, and returns to the Angus Barn.

Click here to view a map of both routes.

Registration and Check-In

Early Check-In

Prior to Race Day, participants can register, turn in collection envelopes and pick up t-shirts and event armbands at the Angus Barn. Beat the crowd and save time! We STRONGLY encourage Early Check-In.

  • Friday, October 11, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Same-Day Registration

Run registration opens at 8 a.m. at the Angus Barn (see parking instructions below). To encourage early registration and check-in, ALL Event Day prices increase by $5.

The run starts at 9 a.m. sharp.

Prizes will be announced for top finishers beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Event Day Instructions

  • All PRE-REGISTERED participants arriving with t-shirt and event armband will be allowed to proceed quickly through entrance checkpoint.
  • All participants needing to register onsite, turn in money and/or pick up t-shirts and armbands will be directed to an onsite registration area.
  • Staff will be available to point you in the right direction!


Pre-Registration Cost: August 20 – October 13th at 11:59 p.m.

$70 Adult

$30 Children (6-12) and Full-Time Students

Children 5 & under are free.

Same-Day Registration

Same-Day Cost: Sunday, October 14

$75 Adult

$35 Children (6-12) and Full-Time Students

Children 5 & under are free.


Participation Costs

The Race for Steak takes place the same day as the Walk for Hope.  It is more than just a community event—it’s a huge fundraiser that directly funds the research and treatment of mental illness. Most of our walkers and runners raise the money they need to participate; in fact, the average participant in the race raises at least $150.

  • For some clever ways on raising $70 and beyond, click here (opens as a PDF).
  • To learn more about where these fundraising dollars go, click here.

$70 Adult Run & Armband (entrance into post-Walk/Race celebration at the Angus Barn)
$30 Children (6-12) and Full-Time Students*

Children 5 & under are free.

Same-Day Cost

$75 Adult Run & Armband (entrance into post-Walk/Race celebration at the Angus Barn)
$35 Children (6-12) and Full-Time Students*

Children 5 & under are free.

*All children and full-time students who register for the Race for Steak will receive an armband for the post-Walk/Race celebration.

Forming a Team

A team consists of five or more participants. Each member may join their team when they sign up online.  A team can include both walkers and runners. Please make sure to give your team members the Team Name or Team Captain’s name to make sure your members sign up on the right team.


Not only is our raffle a fun and easy way to raise money for the Foundation of Hope—a small ticket can win big! Here are some of the great prizes you could win in 2018:

  • Domestic air travel for two from Delta Air Lines
  • $1,000 gift card to Patio Pro Furniture
  • $500 gift card to Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Raffle tickets are available for you to sell. They’re available at no cost to you, and the tickets you sell can be used towards your registration fee and fundraising goal. You can pick them up from the Foundation of Hope office at 3108 Glen Royal Road in Raleigh or at the Angus Barn office.

If you’d like to enter the raffle yourself, you may also purchase your tickets from us.

Tickets are 1 ticket for $1; 6 tickets for $5; and a roll of 25 tickets for $20. Sell (or buy!) as many as you’d like!

You don’t have to participate in the Walk for Hope to win! Call 919-781-9255 if you’d like to enter the drawing without registering for the event.

Parking & Other Information

Parking is available in two separate areas off of Lumley Road:

1.) 9600 Lumley Road
2.) 8081 Arco Corporate Drive, near the exit of Lumley Road & I-540

Follow Walk parking signs

FREE Walk shuttles will be available 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food: Breakfast items will be provided. All registered participants are welcome to join the post-Walk for Hope/Race for Steak Celebration at the Angus Barn, with kids’ activities, great food, music and more.

Rest Stops: Rest stops with water and snacks are available along the route. There are also Hopemobiles available along the route for anyone who needs a ride.

Pets: Please leave your pets at home.

Strollers: If you bring a child, remember to bring a stroller, infant carrier, baby jogger or wagon.

Rain: Event is rain or shine. In the event of heavy rain or severe weather, you may park in one of our designated parking areas (see above) and turn in your collection envelope by noon. Further instructions will be available on our website.