Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2024

untitled-167 copy.jpg

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.

View event schedule and details here.

About the 5K Run

5k chapel run.jpg

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.

Registration includes T-shirt, chip, official time for "competitive" runners, and award for eligible winners.

Download 5K course maps:   Map My Run  |    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

Kids' DashThe Second Annual Li'l Angels Dash - SOLD OUT

This event is for children ages 2 to 10. Each child will receive a race bib and an award.

If you missed the chance to register your little one for the Dash, you can register them for the walk or 5K as a Kid 10 and Under here.


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.

Host Hotels

We've partnered with some local hotels to give an Angels discounted room rate. When making your reservation please use the hotel link provided below. Don't forget to thank them for supporting the Angels Among Us 5K and Walk of HOPE.

Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center
2102 West Main Street
Durham, NC  27705
(919) 286-0774
Book by March 28, 2024 HERE for our rate of $149/night

AC Hotel Durham
2800 Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27705
(984) 900-2700
Book by March 27, 2024 HERE for our rate of $159/night


Online: Registration closes at midnight on Thursday, April 25. You can also register in person on the day of the event, Saturday, April 27. Registration fees are:

Early Bird Registration through December 31, 2023:

  • 5K Run (includes Walk of HOPE): $35
  • Walk of HOPE only: $25
  • Li'l Angels Dash: $10
Standard Registration, January 1-April 25,2024:
  • 5K Run (includes Walk of HOPE): $40
  • Walk of HOPE only: $30
  • Li'l Angels Dash: $10
Event Day Registration:
  • 5K Run (includes Walk of HOPE): $45
  • Walk of HOPE only: $35
  • Li'l Angels Dash: $15

Mail: Send registration form along with your check made payable to Duke University-Angels. Be sure to include your team name on the memo line. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than Saturday, April 13.

Note: Registration fees are non-refundable.


Team Photos

Email Kim Toxey at to schedule your team photo. Team photos are taken in 10-minute increments from 9:00am to 10:40am.

Please include the following in your email:

  • Team name
  • Team Captain name
  • Approximate number of team members
  • First choice time slot  (ie. 9:00, 9:10, 9:20…all the way until 10:40)
Kim will respond to confirm your time slot and provide additional details about your team photo. Be sure to share this time with your team members and decide on your meeting spot!
Niharika Mettu
Niharika Mettu
Niharika Mettu
Niharika Mettu