31st Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope
walk • run • festival
Sunday, October 13, 2019 • The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC
Onsite Registration: 8 a.m. • Run Begins: 9 a.m. • Walk Begins: 10 a.m. • Festival Begins: 10:30 a.m.
In the 31 years since it began, our flagship charity event has helped raise millions of dollars towards better understanding—and, eventually, maybe even curing—illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, postpartum depression, schizophrenia and anorexia.
Each year, thousands of participants come together at the Angus Barn in Raleigh to show solidarity for family, friends and community members living with a mental illness. After the walk is over, we celebrate our achievement with a family-friendly afternoon of food, games, music and prizes.
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.
Every step gives us hope, and hope keeps us moving forward. In 2019, we’ll strive to go further and do more than ever before. We’d be so pleased to have you walk beside us.
The Race for Steak
Held the same morning as the Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run with a timed 5K route. Prizes are awarded to the top men’s and women’s finishers in each age group.
All day long, we’re hosting a family-friendly festival with music, games, face-painting, balloon art, an ice cream sundae bar, funnel cake, a magician, pony rides, and more!
And the best part is: you don’t have to join the walk or the run to participate. Purchase a festival-only armband and come out any time to enjoy the day!
Every Step Gives Us Hope
The Walk for Hope 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 raises at least $150.
- For some clever ways on raising $70 and beyond, click here (opens as a PDF).
- Learn more about where these fundraising dollars go.
|Price Schedule||Through 10/12/19||EVENT DAY 10/13/19|
|Walk, Run, and Festival (Pay Now Discount)||$70||$75|
|Youth 18 and Younger/Full-Time Students||$35||$40|
|Go Above and Beyond!||$100||$100|
|Go Over the Top!||$200||$200|
Children 5 and under are free.
FUNDRAISING & TEAMS
You are an essential part of our event, and we need you to lead us to record-breaking goals this year. Your registration fee gets you to the starting line, but it’s your fundraising dollars that have the biggest impact on our fight against mental illness.
Gather your team today, multiply your impact, and have a blast while doing it! Reference our Team Captain Handbook for all the details.
Need help thinking of ways to raise money? We’ve put together a Fundraising Quick Guide to get you started!
The Walk for Hope features two different routes:
- 5K (3.1 miles): 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 the route map.
- 1-mile Family Fun Nature Hike around the Angus Barn Lake.
The Race for Steak is 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. Click here to view the map.
PARKING AND OTHER INFORMATION
Parking is available in two separate areas:
- 9600 Lumley Road
- 8081 Arco Corporate Drive, near the exit of Lumley Road & I-540
Follow Walk parking signs.
FREE Walk shuttles will be available between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Shuttles will run continuously between the Angus Barn and the parking lots.
Food: Breakfast is on us! Enjoy complimentary bagels, donuts, fruit, and coffee; festival concessions are also available.
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.
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 2019:
- Domestic air travel for two from Delta Air Lines
- $1,000 gift card to Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
- $250 gift card to the Angus Barn
Raffle tickets are available for you to sell at no cost to you. The tickets you sell can be put towards your fundraising goal, but not towards your registration fee. 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.