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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: 03/02/2019 Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 31:21 Ethan Clary 29 Durham, NC
2nd Male 31:41 Eric Arnold 28 Durham, NC
3rd Male 31:52 Alex Griggs 26 Statesville, NC
4th Male 31:54 Sean Bezdek 26 Carrboro, NC
Female 35:11 Sammy George 24 Raleigh, NC
2nd Female 35:39 Sarah Rapp 25 Raleigh, NC
3rd Female 35:43 Letitia Saayman 26 Lilington, NC
4th Female 37:06 Amanda Lopiccolo 36 Boone, NC
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 37:34 KEVINSTOLL 42 Durham, NC
M 50-59 43:30 TIMWILLSON 56 Durham, NC
M 70+ 50:39 RICHARDWEINBERG 71 Durham, NC
F 40-49 42:08. SHELLEYBRAKE 41 Durham, NC
F 50-59 46:39 LAURIEOLSON 54 Raleigh, NC
F 60-69 57:30 CINDYCAMILLE 65 Durham, NC
Florence Forth 10K

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

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