-) 2018 Florence Forth 5K & 10K Run:
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.
The Florence Forth race is organized by and for the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. Proceeds from Florence Forth allow the AE Alliance to raise awareness, educate doctors and improve clinical care so that no one faces autoimmune encephalitis (AE) alone.
A flat to rolling 10K course through Duke University's campus, Durham neighborhoods and downtown Durham. The start and finish on Durham's Ninth Street provides amble opportunity for brunch after the race.
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-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information
2016 Results at: florenceforth.org
2015 Results at: florenceforth.org
Central NYC Stadium