Walk for Hope


29th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope

The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Onsite Registration: 8 a.m. • Walk Begins: 10 a.m.

In the nearly 30 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. 100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. And, as critically, it helps call attention to the stigma and significance of these often invisible illnesses, which affect as many as 1 in 5 American adults.

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.

Every step gives us hope, and hope keeps us moving forward. In 2017, we’ll strive to go further, and do more, than ever before. We’d be so pleased to have you walk beside us.

Route 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

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 raises a minimum of $150.

Early Bird Cost: Ends Sunday, August 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Adults save up to $15 when you register early! Now through August 13, adult Walk registration is only $60. That includes a Walk t-shirt and an event wristband, which lets you participate in our post-walk picnic and celebration!

Pre-Registration Cost: Ends Friday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST

$70+ Adult
$30+ Children (6-12) and Full-Time Students
Children 5 and 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 (6-12) and Full-Time Students
Children 4 and under are free.

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

Thursday, October 5, 12 p.m – 6 p.m.
Friday, October 6, 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Same-Day Registration:

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

Walk Day Details

  • Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. EST 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 onsite, turn in money, and/or pick up a t-shirt and wristband will be directed to an onsite 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.

The 2017 Team Captain Handbook is coming soon! For now, get an idea of what to expect with our 2016 Team Captain Handbook.

Parking and Transportation

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 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Raffle Prizes

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 2017:

  • Domestic air travel for two from Delta Air Lines
  • $1,000 gift card to Patio Pro Furniture
  • $500 gift card to Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

1 ticket is $1; 6 tickets is $5; and a roll of 25 tickets is $20. Buy (or sell!) as many as you’d like!

You don’t even have to participate in the Walk for Hope to win! Call 919-781-9255 if you’d like to be entered into our drawing without registering for the event.

Food, Rest Stops, 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