36th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope

walk, run & festival

The Angus Barn
Sunday, October 13, 2024
9:00am – 2:00pm

In the 35 years since it began, our flagship charity event has helped raise millions of dollars towards better understanding of and treatments of mental 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 walk or run a 5K route 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.

Can’t make it this year, or prefer to walk or run with us from afar? You can still make an impact by joining us VIRTUALLY instead or making a DONATION! It’s more important than ever to support mental illness research right here in the Triangle.

100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental illness 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 now due to the pandemic affect as many as one in three American adults.

Your passion helps us touch more and more lives in our community, across our nation, and around the world. Your dedication leads us to record-breaking goals in numbers and funds raised. We believe research is hope, and hope keeps us moving forward.

Join us to make this year’s Walk the biggest ever! Together we can go further and do more than ever before. Registration is now OPEN for the 2024 Walk for Hope!


The Walk is 36 this year!

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 participants raise the money they need to participate; in fact, the average participant raises at least $150. Whether you join us for the Walk, Run, Festival, or participate virtually, pricing is the same.

Registration includes: breakfast items, T-Shirt, kids’ activities, Pepsi products, Angus Barn burger/hot dog lunch, desserts, cold beer, giveaways, live music, and lots more!

Kids 5 and under are free! Please note – all youth must be accompanied by an adult while at the Walk for Hope.


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.


We are not offering a timed Race for Steak this year. But any runners wishing to unofficially run the 5K route UNTIMED are welcome to push off at 9:00 am! Then you can join your team and cool off on the Walk!


If you cannot attend the Walk for Hope, or would prefer to support us from afar, we’d love to have you join us VIRTUALLY on October 13! You get to pick the details of your virtual experience: what time, where, and how far you go.

Registration for the VIRTUAL Walk/Run includes a t-shirt and armband, and your registration fee can be fundraised! Participants are welcome to pick up their t-shirts and armbands at the Early Check-In Days or we will be happy to mail them to you after the Walk for Hope event.

It’s easy to go VIRTUAL!

  1. Register for the VIRTUAL Walk/Run!
  2. Fundraise – our virtual participants can still raise money and make a huge difference!
  3. Walk or run when and where you want – you’re not timed, so you get to create your own special experience!
  4. Take photos and videos of your activity, and tag us on social media using the hashtag #WalkforHope
  5. Win a Prize – we’ll do a drawing for a $100 Angus Barn gift card won just by a VIRTUAL participant!

Virtual participants can download resources here to help with fundraising and spreading the word! Email us at walkforhope@walkforhope.com or call us at 919-781-WALK with any questions.


Early Check-In Days at the Angus Barn

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 all participants to pre-register and attend Early Check-In days.

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

Same-Day Registration

Walk for Hope registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The Walk for Hope begins at 10 a.m., and the untimed 5K starts at 9 a.m.

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


Our teams are so incredibly important to the success of the Walk for Hope each year! Did you know that teams raise 70% of our walker income each year? Teams must consist of a minimum of 5 people, so gather 4 or more friends or family members to join you on a team, and get brainstorming!

Team captains for teams that raise $500 or more over the minimum registration fee total for each team member receive an invitation to our annual Team Captain Kickoff event in August. It’s delicious incentive to raise more – and as always, 100% of the funds raised by participants and teams goes directly to fund mental illness research.

And if you really want to go for the gold, teams whose fundraising total is $5,000 or more earn a custom flag printed with their team name for next year’s event. Once you have a flag, for each subsequent year your team raises $5,000 or more, we will attach a patch with that year on it! If your team is registered and/or donating, your flag will wave from the Angus Barn wall along Route 70 the week of the Walk. Flags can also be carried on the Walk proudly!


Not only is our raffle a fun and easy way to raise money for the Foundation of Hope—a small ticket can win big! Our participants can win GREAT prizes in 2024 – stay tuned for more information!


The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and participants is of the utmost importance to us.

As plans for the Walk for Hope evolve, if needed, we’ll post our health and safety processes here!

If you are not comfortable joining us in-person for the Walk for Hope, please consider participating VIRTUALLY or making a DONATION!


Where should I park?

Parking is available just minutes away from the Angus Barn in 2 separate areas off Lumley Road. FREE Walk shuttles to and from the Angus Barn will be available 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are no drop-offs at the Angus Barn, but NEW this year we do have a dedicated lot for drop-offs and pick-ups, including ride shares like Uber or Lyft! Handicapped parking is available – please call 919-781-9255 to make arrangements.

What is there to eat?

Breakfast items will be provided before the Walk. All registered participants are welcome to join the Festival at the Angus Barn starting at 11:00am, with kids’ activities, great food, music and more.

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.

Are there rest stops and bathrooms?

Rest stops with water and snacks are available along the route, and port-a-potties are located throughout the festival area onsite at the Angus Barn property. There are also Hopemobiles available along the route for anyone who needs a ride.

Can I walk with a stroller?

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

Can I run?

We love our runners! While we can’t offer a timed, official Race for Steak this year, runners are welcome to take off at 9:00am for an unofficial and untimed chance to run the 5K route. Then you can meet up with your team and cool off on the Walk!

What happens if there is bad weather?

The Walk for Hope takes off in rain or sunshine. In the event of severe weather, we will post updates on our website and social media accounts. There are no refunds of the registration fee.

How do I win prizes?

All registered participants receive a T-shirt and are invited to join our post-Walk celebration with kids’ activities, food, music and more! Those attending the Walk for Hope in person will have the chance to win dozens of great prizes! VIRTUAL participants will be entered into a separate drawing for a $100 Angus Barn gift card. The top 10 overall fundraisers and the top 3 overall teams receive special prizes and recognition. Drawings for raffle prizes and virtual winner will be held on Monday, October 13.

What happens to my registration fee if my plans change and I can’t come?

If you need to change your registration type from in-person to virtual, we can help with that! Just give us a call at 919-781-WALK or email walkforhope@walkforhope.com and we will be happy to assist you. There are no refunds of the registration fee. All registration fees are final and 100% will be included in your total fundraising contribution to our critical mission of funding mental illness research.


Interested in becoming a Walk for Hope Sponsor? Download our Sponsorship Packet and contact us!

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