The fourth Florence Forth was another smashing success. With 1400 runners, 2016 was the largest field yet for a Florence Forth road race. This year all runners received a finishers medal. Multiple course records were broken. And $50,000 was raised to support the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. Oh yeah, Florence Forth was named the Best 10K and Best 5K road races in the Triangle.

On March 4th, 2017 we will celebrate 5 years running and making a difference together.


Went To

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

Proceeds from Florence Forth 2015 allowed the AE Alliance to fund an AE clinical trial at Mayo Clinic, host a symposium for clinicians exploring new treatment  protocols, expand access to AE information and continue connecting patients to AE clinicians and experts.

Your support of Florence Forth allows the AE Alliance to share stories and connect patients like Eman, Nina and Marirose. We are making a difference together.

10K Results


Class Runner Time
Course Record 30:35.6
Women's Overall Michelle Langan 35:22.0
Men's Overall Christian Thompson 30:59.6
Women's Masters Nancy Kaiser 40:02.0
Men's Masters Tim Meigs 34:03.3

5K Results


Class Runner Time
Course Record 16:12
Women's Overall Ellen Parker 21:33.0
Men's Overall Blake Williams 16:12.2
Women's Masters Ellen Parker 21:33.0
Men's Masters John Nicholson 19:02.9

Team Fundraising

Total Raised


Top Team

Lauren's Angels raised $6,595

Thank you to all our 2016 Sponsors

Super Hero Sponsors

These sponsors provide support for a critical function associated with the race.  Click on the logo to learn more about these super heroes.

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2016 Registration Sponsor 2016 Timing Sponsor
2016 Website Sponsor



Community Hero Sponsors

The following community leaders, businesses and organizations provide financial and material support for Florence Forth.

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Local Hero Sponsors

Local Hero Sponsors are small businesses and other supporters who make Florence Forth possible with donations of time, money, food and other resources.  Please contact us to learn how to be one of our heroes.


Big Spoon Roasters  Brame Catherine D. Ray D.M.D.
Duke Street Dentistry Durham Co-Op Market Franklin Watkins Financial Group
George’s Java H&R Block HappyMess Art Studio
Hilton Garden Inn Linton Architects MATI Energy
Plan B  Sew Crafty The Pit
Tilthy Rich Compost