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Florence Forth 10K

Saturday March 7th, 2020
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: 03/07/2020 Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 31:29 Andrew Miller 20 ELON NC
2nd Male 31:35 Aidan Tierney 19 ELON NC
3rd Male 31:41 Sean Bezdek 27 CHAPELHILL NC
4th Male 31:47 Eric Arnold 29 DURHAM NC
Female 37:39 Andie Cozzarelli 29 RALEIGH NC
2nd Female 38:00 Dahlia Rohm 23 DURHAM NC
3rd Female 38:21 Lindsey Siska 26 DURHAM NC
4th Female 39:10 Lia Weiner 30 DURHAM NC
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 41:55 TOBIASHOUGH 42 RALEIGH NC
M 50-59 42:29 GUYPOTTER 50 DURHAM NC
M 60-69 46:45 GEORGEHOWE 64 RALEIGH NC
M 70+ 53:31 DAVIDHACK 70 CHAPELHILL NC
F 40-49 42:29 NANCYKAISER 49 DURHAM NC
F 50-59 49:23 DIANEHUIS 54 RALEIGH NC
F 60-69 1:10:35 PEGGYBUSH 64 CHAPELHILL NC
Florence Forth 10K

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

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