31st Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope
walk • run • festival
Sunday, October 13, 2019 • The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC
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.
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 host 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!
2019 Walk Results
In 2019, we went further and did more than ever before.
We’re elated to report that the 31st annual Walk for Hope raised over $535,000 for the research and treatment of mental illness.
That’s $10,000 more than we raised last year—and that number is still growing.
To the roughly 3,100 participants—walkers, team captains, walk managers, volunteers, and sponsors—who came to our festival: thank you. We are deeply grateful for your generosity, for your time, for your help, and for every single step.
Congratulations to our top fundraisers! Our top ten individuals alone raised over $81,000 for the research and treatment of mental illness. We never cease to be amazed by your enthusiasm and dedication.
Top Ten Individuals
Top Three Teams
|1,000 Friends for Hope||$22,222|
|Legacy of Love||$9,585|
Race for Steak Results
The Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run with a timed 5K route (there was no 10K route in 2019). Thank you to all of our wonderful runners for their participation in the 2019 run, and congratulations to our top three finishers in each group! Visit It’s Your Race to see all of the results.
1. Hayes Belk – 19:32
2. Jay Randolph – 20:02
3. Isaac Snyder – 20:02
1. Mandy Becker – 19:45
2. Amanda Tow – 22:57
3. Amanda Snyder – 23:50
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.
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.
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 our participants won in 2019:
Pam Rigsby – 2 Delta Air Lines Tickets
Brandon Holsonback – $1,000 gift card to Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Beth Peedin – $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.