33rd Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope
Walk & Festival
The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Walk for Hope: 10 a.m. • Festival: 10:30 a.m.
In the 32 years since it began, our flagship charity event has helped raise millions of dollars towards better understanding and treatments of 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 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 in person this year? Join us VIRTUALLY instead or simply make a DONATION! We're beefing up our virtual option so you can create your own Experience of Hope.
100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental illness 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 now due to the pandemic affect as many as 1 in 3 American adults.
Every step gives us hope, and hope keeps us moving forward. In 2021, we're bringing the Walk back bigger and better than before. Walk with us.
Note: We're prepared to creatively reimagine the Walk as a DRIVE-THRU event again if we must, but we're thinking positively and moving forward with our plans to make the 33rd Walk for Hope better than ever!
Event Day Pricing: Walk and Festival
The Walk for Hope is more than a community event - it's a huge fundraiser for the research and treatment of mental illnesses. Whether you're participating in-person or virtually, all pricing is the same! Walk, then stay on the Angus Barn property to enjoy the festivities! All participants will receive a wristband for admission to the Walk for Hope and to the festival.
Children 5 and under are free.
Walk for Hope
The Walk for Hope is a fun 5K (3.1 miles) route that begins at the Angus Barn on Hwy 70, goes up Glenwood Ave into Umstead Park, turns around at the Umstead Visitor Center, and returns to the Angus Barn. If you have small children or just aren't feeling a full 5K, we've also got a lovely 1-mile family fun natue hike around the Angus Barn Lake! Click here to view a map of the 5K route.
Want to run? You can do an untimed, unofficial run of the 5K route at 9:00am! Crush those miles, then join your team and cool down on the Walk!
Join thousands of members of our community to raise awareness and desperately needed funds for mental illness research.
Registration: Opens at 7:30 a.m.
Walk: Steps off at 10 a.m.
All day long, we're hosting a family-friendly festival with music, games, face-painting, balloon art, ice cream, funnel cake, a juggler, pony rides, beer, and more! The festival starts at 10:30 a.m., but we encourage you to come early - you'll get breakfast, dance along with Stormy and MIX 101.5 to get warmed up, and cheer on the Walk as it kicks off! Then enjoy all the activities, a delicious lunch from the Angus Barn, and celebrate with our top fundraisers as they win incredible prizes.
And the best part is: you don't have to do the 5K Walk to participate. Come out any time to enjoy the day!
If you can't attend the Walk for Hope, or would prefer to support us from afar, we'd love to have you join us VIRTUALLY on October 10! You get to pick the details of your virtual experience: what time, where, and how far you go. Our virtual participants still have a HUGE impact on fundraising and make an incredible difference!
Registration for the VIRTUAL Option includes a t-shirt and armband, and your registration fee can be fundraised! Participants are welcome to pick up their t-shirts at the Early Check-In Days or we will be happy to mail them to you after the Walk for Hope event.
Early Check-In Days
We STRONGLY encourage all participants – IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL - to pre-register and attend Early Check-In days.
Thursday, October 7: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, October 8: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday October 9: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Walk for Hope registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The Walk for Hope begins at 10 a.m.
To encourage early registration and check-in, ALL Event Day prices increase by $5.
Fundraising - Go above and beyond!
The Walk for Hope is more than just a community walk - it's a huge fundraiser that directly supports 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. Help us make this 33rd year our biggest fundraising effort ever!