Race for Steak

Race for Steak

The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC


October 14, 2018

Accompanying our annual Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run held in Raleigh, North Carolina, with timed 5K and 10K routes. 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.

Route Details

The Race for Steak features two different routes:

  • 10K (6.2 miles) begins at the Angus Barn on Hwy 70, loops through the Umstead State Park, and returns to the Angus Barn.
  • 5K (3.1 miles) begins at the Angus Barn on Hwy 70, turns around just before the Umstead Visitor Center, and returns to the Angus Barn.

View the map of both routes.

Participation Costs

The Race for Steak 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 in the race raises a minimum of $150.

$70 Adult Run & Armband (entrance into post-Walk/Race celebration at the Angus Barn)
$30 Children (612) and Full-Time Students*
Children 5 & under are free.

Same-Day Cost

$75 Adult Run & Armband (entrance into post-Walk/Race celebration at the Angus Barn)
$35 Children (6-12) and Full-Time Students*
Children 5 & under are free.

*All children and full-time students who register for the Race for Steak will receive an armband for the post-Walk/Race celebration.

Registration and Check-In

Early Check-In

Prior to Race 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.

Friday, October 12, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Same-Day Registration:

Race registration opens at 7 a.m. at the Angus Barn (see parking instructions below). The Race for Steak starts at 8 a.m. To encourage early registration and check-in, ALL Race Day prices increase by $5.

Start times:

10K Run: 8 a.m. Start
5K Run: 8:05 a.m. Start

Prizes will be announced for 10K and 5K top finishers beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Race Day Instructions

  • 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 t-shirts and armbands 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.

Parking & Other Information

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 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food: Breakfast items will be provided. All registered participants are welcome to join the post-Walk for Hope/Race for Steak Celebration at the Angus Barn, with kids’ activities, great food, music, and more. NOTE: Adult runners who wish to participate in the celebration at the Angus Barn must purchase an armband. See registration page for details.

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.