Saturday March 6th, 2021
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.
|Male||16:49||Avery Smart||18||Montpelier, VT|
|2nd Male||22:44||David Maurer||59||Raleigh, NC|
|3rd Male||22:45||Ryan Claus||45||Wheaton, IL|
|4th Male||24:15||Mark Schlegelmilch||41||Waverly, NE|
|Female||23:36||Makenzie Claus||13||Wheaton, IL|
|2nd Female||24:55||Robin Grandl||43||Durham, NC|
|3rd Female||27:11||Kimberley De Haseth||50||St Johns, FL|
|4th Female||29:14||Anna Keyte||41||NY, NY|
|M 40-49||22:45||Ryan Claus||45||Wheaton, IL|
|M 50-59||22:44||David Maurer||59||Raleigh, NC|
|M 60-69||53:50||Joseph Chiumento||60||Pittston, PA|
|F 40-49||24:55||Robin Grandl||43||Durham, NC|
|F 50-59||27:11||Kimberley De Haseth||50||St Johns, FL|
|F 60-69||31:49||Barbara Schwartz||63||Durham, NC|
The start and finish lines will beon Ninth Street, Durham (in the 700 block).