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Florence Forth 10K

Saturday March 5th, 2022
Durham, NC
Distance: 10K · 5K

Florence Forth was started by Leslie and Will McDow who lost their daughter Florence on March 4th, 2012 after a long battle with autoimmune encephalitis. Florence was a healthy, vibrant 2 year old when the first symptoms of AE emerged. Over the next four years, the disease caused neurological complications and developmental delays. The search for a diagnosis and eventually a treatment lead us to realize the need for increased awareness, improved clinical care and expanded research.

Along with Florence’s sister Laura, the McDow’s named the race Florence Forth to commemorate the day that six-year-old Florence died – March Fourth. Inspired by “the day that is also a command,” they heard a charge to accelerate the search for a cure, provide care to affected families and form a community of collaboration and concern. It was through this command to Florence Forth that the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance was organized.

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The Florence Forth road race is both a community fundraising event supporting the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance and a competitive road race, host of the NC USATF State 10-K Championship. With just over 1000 runners it is big enough to be competitive while small enough to run a great race. The course winds through old Durham neighborhoods, Duke University and has the start/finish line in the Ninth Street business district. Great run for a great cause.
Florence Forth 10K, Race Date: 2022-03-05, Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 31:44.4 Matthew Howe 34 Chapel Hill
2nd Male 31:46.3 Adam Pearson 30 Durham
3rd Male 32:34.0 James Randolph 25 Charlotte
4th Male 33:55.1 Christian Jones 29 Lewisville
Female 32:28.6 Kate Sanborn 24 Raleigh
2nd Female 37:46.3 Stephanie Tallman 36 Durham
3rd Female 38:51.5 Anna Ball Hodge 38 Raleigh
4th Female 39:28.8 Rachel Lamm 23 Carry
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 35:56.1 Paul Jones 46 Durham, NC
M 50-59 39:43.8 Brian Stull 50 Durham, NC
M 60-69 43:46.5 Scott Brewner 60 Durham, NC
M 70+ 52:19.7 Andrew Pettigrew 75 Durham, NC
F 40-49 46:20.1 Hilary Virdin 45 Durham, NC
F 50-59 44:07.8 Nancy Kaiser 51 Durham, NC
F 60-69 53:47.7 Judy Fenton 61 Durham, NC
F 70+ 1:14:24.4 Cindy Engle 71 Durham, NC
Florence Forth 10K

The start and finish lines will be on Ninth Street, Durham (in the 700 block).

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