It's time for the 9th annual running of the Florence Forth road race. This year, we are offering an in-person event in Durham, NC, and a virtual race for anyone, anywhere. #CapeMomentsAE
The Florence Forth Race is the single most significant fundraising event of the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. Proceeds of this race ensure our ability to meet our mission to support the AE community, educate physicians in evidence-based best practices to diagnose and treat AE, and facilitate scientific research.
Will and Leslie McDow launched the Florence Forth road race in 2013 to commemorate the death of their six-year-old daughter, Florence, who died from complications of autoimmune encephalitis. Every year they run this race for Florence. We invite you to run with us, to honor your loved one: Who are you running for?
In-person race: The in-person event will offer a 5k and a 10k closed course near downtown Durham. NOTE the NEW location with start/finish at Bull City Running Company's downtown store. This year Florence Forth will reflect some changes to ensure the well-being of all our runners. The race will offer rolling starts with a chipped start and finish time, allowing runners to start socially distanced and yet record their times for possible PRs or compete against the field. All in-person participants will receive a Florence Forth long-sleeve race shirt (runs large) included in their registration fee. We will not be offering finishers medals this year.
Virtual race: The virtual event allows runners to join with their pod or run solo from anywhere. The virtual participants have the whole weekend to run their race, so they can pick a time that is convenient for them. A Florence Forth long-sleeve race shirt is not included in the virtual registration fee but can be purchased in our online shop. Go to https://florenceforth.itemorder.com/sale to get your race day gear.
Visit: https://aealliance.org/florenceforth/ for more information