Join us Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Angels Among Us 5K and Walk of HOPE is held on Duke Medical Center Campus at the corner of Erwin Road and Flowers Drive.

Please note: While we love our furry friends, no dogs or other animals are allowed for both guest and pet safety. Registered service animals are welcome.

Schedule (Rain or Shine)

  7:00 am – 5K Run Registration opens for those not registered online
  8:00 am – 5K Run Begins
  8:30 am – Festivities begin—event planning is underway—a detailed schedule is coming soon
11:30 am – Walk of HOPE through the Duke campus and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Unable to participate but would like to help? Check out all of the unique gifts available in our Silent Auction (details coming soon). After the Walk of HOPE silent auction winners can pick up their items in the silent auction tent. The food vendors will remain open for food and drinks.

New This Year! The Kids’ Dash

Join us for our first annual 100-yard Kids’ Dash. This event, for children ages 10 and under, features a timed run with each child getting a race bib. Watch your little ones run through the timing chute and see their photo displayed on the Precision Race timing app. Each child who participates will receive an award. This Child Run event is $10 and you can register by clicking on the yellow "Register" box above.

About the 5K Run

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The Angels Among Us 5K run is a competitive certified course professionally timed by Precision Race. Enjoy rolling hills as you run through the beautiful Duke campus, by the Duke Chapel, and the Nasher Museum of Art. The race begins and ends at the main event stage located on Flowers Drive and is guided by the Duke and Durham police.

If you choose to walk the 5K route, please note the police can only block streets until the last 5K runner finishes, which is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. At that time please walk on the sidewalks and obey traffic laws for pedestrians.

Download 5K course maps:    MapMyRun     |    USTAF certificate with map     |    Written directions

Awards will be given to the first, second, and third place males and females for each age range below:

    6-12       30-39       70-79
  13-15      40-49    80+
  16-19     50-59    Overall
  20-29   60-69    Survivors


About the Walk of HOPE

The Walk of HOPE begins at the main stage and is led by our pediatric survivors followed by our adult survivors. There are two route options for you to choose from this year. The short route goes by the Duke Cancer Center (Medicine Circle), then back towards the event on Flowers Drive. The second route goes by Duke Cancer Center, continues through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then returns to the event on Flowers Drive.

While both routes are wheelchair accessible we recommend that you choose the short route around the Duke Cancer Center since the Sarah P. Duke Gardens have gravel pathways.

Download:  Walk Route 


All traffic should access Yearby Avenue through Anderson Street, please avoid Flowers Drive.

The GPS address is 2011 Yearby Avenue, Durham, NC 27705. The GPS address is the general parking entrance, which is directly beside the event.

HANDICAP PARKING: People or groups with disabilities have access to the parking lot on the corner of Yearby Avenue and Flowers Drive. Show your pass to staff on Yearby Avenue and proceed to lower lot on right. Ramps are on all medians so you can easily access all tents and activities.

Niharika Mettu
Niharika Mettu
Niharika Mettu
Niharika Mettu