The 25th annual run took place Sunday in Nash Square in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
For every step, runners raised money for the Triangle and for children and families in need. The organization hopes they raised enough money to keep families on their feet.
"We're counting on this Old Reliable run to help cover the loss of some of the companies who are in downturns and are laying off, so we know we have some losses there," Mary Williams-Stover of Triangle United Way said.
Butch Robertson directs the /*Old Reliable Run*/. He says more people have signed up to run this year than last year.
The United Way said they hope to raise $100,000 to give to different charities and says it's need more now than ever.