Once again, it was a chilly morning for Florence Forth. But the crowds and runners and volunteers created a warm environment for all involved. This was the 5th running of Florence Forth held on the namesake day of the race – March 4th.

Sarah Rapp (10K) and Jennifer Zwick (5K) both set course records in their respective races. Matthew Elliott and Sarah were crowned NC’s 10K state champions.

Despite great performances by all 10K and 5K runners, the kid’s cape dash was were the real action occurred. Hopefully you stayed to see the wonderful capes, masks and great spirit of these kids.

Pictures in the Gallery courtesy of Randmc Photography.


Went To

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

Proceeds from Florence Forth 2017 will allow the AE Alliance to expand efforts to 1) educate medical professionals, 2) raise awareness about the disease and 3) connect patients to information and medical experts, improving diagnosis and treatment.

Follow the AE Alliance blog for the latest patient stories, new medical research and AE Alliance events. Together we are improving lives of patients with AE.

10K Results


Class Runner Time
Course Record 30:35 (Men's) // 34:40 (Women's) **New Record**
Women's Overall Sarah Rapp 34:40
Men's Overall Matthew Elliott 31:12
Women's Masters Meredith Bazemore 40:59
Men's Masters Paul Jones 34:34

5K Results


Class Runner Time
Course Record 16:12 (Men) // 17:55 (Women) **New Record**
Women's Overall Jennifer Zwick 17:55
Men's Overall Sam Dailey 18:54
Women's Masters Laura Maile 25:03
Men's Masters Gary Rice 22:37

Team Fundraising

Total Raised


Top Team

#Miles4Rory raised $2,625

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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2017 Registration Sponsor 2017Timing Sponsor
 2017 Awards Sponsor 2017 Website Sponsor



Community Hero Sponsors

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



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.


Bagel Bar Catherine D. Ray, DMD Duke Street
Pediatric Dentistry
Durham Co-Op Market Franklin Watkins
Financial Group
George’s Java
HappyMess Art Studio Hillsborough Running Club MATI Energy
Music Loft Power Crunch Sew Crafty
The Pit Tilthy Rich Compost Tribucha