Walk for Hope


The Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope is an annual event hosted by the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness. 100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC Neurosciences Hospital in Chapel Hill.

29th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Registration begins June 8

Walk Details

The Walk for Hope features three different routes:

  1. 10K
     (6.2 miles) begins at the Angus Barn on Hwy 70, loops through the Umstead State Park and returns to the Angus Barn. Click here to view map.
  2. 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 map.
  3. 1-mile Family Fun Nature Hike around the Angus Barn Lake.

Participation Costs*

Pre-Registration Cost: Ends Friday, October 6 at 11:59 PM

$70+ Adult
$30+ Children (5-12) and Full-Time Students
Children 4 & under are free.

Although we strongly encourage early registration and early check-in, participants may still register onsite with a fee increase of $5.

Same-Day Cost: Sunday, October 8

$75+ Adult
$35+ Children (5-12) and Full-Time Students
Children 4 & under are free.

*The Walk for Hope is more than just a community walk – it’s a huge fundraiser that directly funds the research and treatment of mental illness. Most of our Walkers raise the money they need to participate; the average participant in the Walk for Hope raises a minimum of $150.

For some clever ways on raising $70 and beyond, please click here>>

For more information on where these fundraising dollars go, please click here>>

Registration and Check-in

Please Note: Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, October 7

Early Check-In

Prior to Walk Day, participants can register, turn in collection envelopes, and pick up T-shirts and event armbands at the Angus Barn on:

Thursday, October 5, 12PM – 6PM
Friday, October 6, from 10AM – 6PM
Saturday, October 7, from 10AM – 6PM

Beat the crowd and save time! We STRONGLY encourage Early Check-In.

Same-Day Registration:

Walk registration opens at 8AM at the Angus Barn (see parking instructions below). The Walk for Hope starts at 10AM. To encourage early registration and check-in, ALL Walk Day prices increase by $5.

Walk Day Details

  • Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, October 6
  • 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 or turn in money will be directed to an on-site registration area.
  • Staff will be available to point you in the right direction!

Forming a Team

A team consists of 5 or more participants. Each member may join their team when they sign-up online. 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.

2016 Team Captain HandBook>>

Parking & Other Information

As of 2016, participants will no longer park at RDU Airport.

Parking is available in 2 separate areas off of Lumley Road:

1.) 9600 Lumley Road

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

2016 Parking

Follow Walk parking signs

FREE Walk shuttles will be available 6:30AM to 3PM

Food, Rest Stops, Prizes, and Other Information

Food: Breakfast items will be provided before the Walk. All registered participants are welcome to join the post-Walk 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, plan to park at one of the designated parking areas off of Lumley Road and turn in your collection envelope by noon; further instructions will be available on our website.

Prizes: The Walk is a day full of family fun and prizes! All registered participants receive a T-shirt and are invited to join our post-Walk celebration with kids’ activities, food, music and more! Top fundraisers receive special prizes and recognition, and everyone is entered into our raffle for more great prizes