The Race for Steak

Sunday, October 11, 2020 • The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC

Race for Steak: 9 a.m. • Walk for Hope: 10 a.m. • Festival: 10:30 a.m. 

Held on the same morning as our annual Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run (NC091116NW) 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 just before the Umstead Visitor Center, and returns to the Angus Barn.



The Race for Steak takes place the same morning as the Walk for Hope – you can do both.  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.

Many of our runners also participate in the Walk and the Festival – it’s all one price!

  • 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.



Please Note:
Online registration for the Run will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 8
Online registration for the Walk will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, October 10

Early Check-In Days

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

  • Thursday, October 8: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Walk & Festival)
  • ​Friday, October 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Walk, Run & Festival)
  • Saturday, October 10: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Walk, Run & Festival)

Same-Day Registration

Race for Steak registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The Race for Steak begins at 9 a.m.
Walk for Hope registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The Walk for Hope begins at 10 a.m.

To encourage early registration and check-in, ALL Event Day prices increase by $5.


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.


Where should I park?

Parking is available just minutes away from the Angus Barn. There are no drop-offs at the Angus Barn, but FREE Walk shuttles will be available 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What is there to eat?

Breakfast items will be provided. All registered participants are welcome to join the Walk for Hope and Festival at the Angus Barn, with kids’ activities, great food, music and more.

Is there a course time limit?

Yes, all runners must be off the course by 9:50am because the Walk kicks off at 10:00am! There will be a dedicated run lane up to the Finish line so runners do not have to dodge other pedestrians.

Are there 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.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Pets are not allowed at this event (with the exception of certified assistance animals). Please leave your pets at home.

Can I run with a stroller?

Yes absolutely! If you bring a child, please remember to bring a stroller, infant carrier, baby jogger or wagon.

What happens if there is bad weather?

The Race for Steak runs in rain or sunshine. In the event of heavy rain or severe weather, we will post updates on our website and social media accounts.

How do I win prizes?

Prizes are awarded for the top 3 overall male and female runners, as well as the top male and female runners in each age group.