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Florence Forth 10K

Saturday March 2nd, 2019
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.
Race Date: 03/03/2018 Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 30:31 MATT MCCLINTOCK 24 BLOWING ROCK, NC
2nd Male 30:31 JOE STILIN 28 BLOWING ROCK, NC
3rd Male 30:33 CLINTON CAHALL 28 DURHAM, NC
4th Male 32:09 AJ TUCKER 23 DURHAM, NC
Female 35:53 Letitia Saayman 25 BUIES CREEK, NC
2nd Female 35:57 Tristin Van Ord 23 RALEIGH, NC
3rd Female 36:43 Sarah Rapp 24 RALEIGH, NC
4th Female 36:47 Michelle Langan 35 CARY, NC
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 36:22 JARED SPENCER 48 WAKE FOREST, NC
M 50-59 35:43 BARTON BECHARD 53 DURHAM, NC
M 60-69 45:52 ROCH WILL 61 MEBANE, NC
M 70+ 1:15:33 THOMAS F. MCDOW 76 ROCK HILL, NC
F 40-49 42:26 SHELLEY BRAKE 40 DURHAM, NC
F 50-59 47:26 MARY ANN COMPTON 51 Apex, NC
F 60-69 57:33 CINDY CAMILLE 64 DURHAM, NC
F 70+ 1:30:38 SHARON ROGGENBUCK 79 HILLSBOROUGH, NC
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