Date March 7, 2015
Start Time 8:00am (both races start at same time)
Location Ninth Street (700 block), Durham, NC 27701
Price $35 for 10K; $25 for 5K until Jan 9, 2015
$40 for 10K; $30 for 5K from Jan 10 to Feb 6
$45 for 10K; $35 for 5K from Feb 7 to Mar 3
T-shirts Race tech t-shirts guaranteed for all runners registered by Feb 1.

Register Here

The Florence Forth courses will be the same as the 2014 race.  Each course has been certified by USATF.  NOTE:  The 5K will be about 100 meters longer than the certified 5K to accommodate a shared starting line with the 10K.  The start and finish lines will be on Ninth Street, Durham (in the 700 block).


10K Certified Course Map [#NC14011DF]

FF_10K_certified course map

5K Certified Course Map  [#NC14012DF]

FF_5K_certified course map

Friday March 6:

3pm – 6pm Pre-race T-shirt and bib # pick up at location TBD

Saturday March 7:

6:30am – 7:45am Race day T-shirt and bib # pick up [Race Day Registration provided if space still available]
7:45am Line up for 10K and 5K races
7:55am Welcome and announcements
8:00am 10K and 5K start
8:30am After Party begins near finish area.  (more info)
Kids’ activities begin
9:15am 1st Call for Kids’ Cape Dash
9:25am Kids’ Cape Dash
9:30am Finish line closes
11:00am After party wraps up. See you in 2015!
Consider having brunch on Ninth Street after the race.
11:30am Patient & Family lunch for autoimmune encephalitis patients and their family. For More Information 


Face painting and other fun activities at the post race party.
Face painting and other fun activities at the post race party.

After the race, join your friends, family, other runners and walkers and race volunteers on Ninth Street for food, music and kids’ activities.


Activities for kids will include

  • Kids Cape Dash down main street
  • Creative fun games such as hula hoops, bean bags and balls
  • Art projects and letter writing for sick kids at Duke Children’s Hospital
  • Florence Forth face painting

Hilton Garden InnA block of rooms has been reserved at the new Hilton Garden Inn located just steps away from the Florence Forth starting line on Ninth Street.  Below are additional details and a link to the group registration page.

Hilton Garden Inn Durham / University Medical Center

2102 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27705

$109 / night until February 6th
NOTE: Florence Forth occurs on the same day as the Duke-UNC basketball game. We encourage all out-of-town runners to make reservations early.

Rooms can be reserved on-line or by calling the hotel at 919-286-0778.  Use Group Code: FFRC to receive discounted rate.

 Reserve a Hotel Room

Other Hotels in the area include:

King’s Daughters Inn (0.9 mile from Ninth Street – Start/Finish area)

Holiday Inn Express (1.6 miles from Ninth Street – Start/Finish area)

Hampton Inn and Suites (1.5 miles from Ninth Street – Start/Finish area)

NOTE: The approximate distances identified do not include distance to race day parking. The Hilton Garden Inn provides guest parking and ability to walk to start / finish area in 2-3 minutes.





Please contact us if you or your company would like to become a community supporter of Florence Forth.  Opportunities include race volunteers, food donations, children’s activities, etc.