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Date(s) - 13/10/2019
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In the 31 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.

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.

100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health 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 affect as many as one in five American adults.

Every step gives us hope, and hope keeps us moving forward. In 2019, we’ll strive to go further and do more than ever before. We’d be so pleased to have you walk beside us.

The Race for Steak:
Held the same morning as the Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run with a timed 5K route. Prizes are awarded to the top men’s and women’s finishers in each age group.

The Festival:
All day long, we’re hosting a family-friendly festival with music, games, face-painting, balloon art, an ice cream sundae bar, funnel cake, a magician, pony rides, and more!

And the best part is: you don’t have to join the walk or the run to participate. Purchase a festival-only armband and come out any time to enjoy the day!

PRICING (All Events):
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 walkers and runners raise the money they need to participate; in fact, the average participant raises at least $150.

Price Schedule:
Walk, Run, and Festival (Pay Now Discount):
$55 through 8/15
$60 through 9/15
$70 through 10/12
$75 event day, 10/13

Youth 18 and Younger/Full-Time Students:
$30 through 9/15
$35 through 10/12
$40 event day, 10/13

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Early Check-In Days
Prior to Event 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.

Walk for Hope and Festival

Thursday, October 10, 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Race for Steak

Friday, October 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Same-Day Registration
On Event Day, participants who haven’t signed up in advance are still welcome to register onsite with a fee increase of $5. See Event Day pricing, above.

Event 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!

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