Florence Forth hosts USATF NC 10K State Championships
Florence Forth is a race for everyone. This year, everyone includes the fastest 10K runners in the state. Florence Forth has been chosen by NC USATF to host the the NC 10K State Championships for men and women.
Florence Forth is the kickoff event of this year’s nine race series to crown the USATF NC Long Distance Runner of the Year. To be eligible for placing in the Open, Masters or Team categories, you must be a full time 12 month resident of NC and a member of the USATF North Carolina Association.
The Florence Forth road race is a benefit road race with all proceeds supporting the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. The race is organized by runners Will and Leslie McDow in memory of their daughter Florence. The 10K and accompanying 5K are USATF certified with race timing provided by Bull City Running Co.
Who will be the 10K state champion?
Last year Tibor Vegh won the Florence Forth 10K in 32:08 with Jordan Zwick on his heels (both pictured right). Kristina Vegh won the women’s 10K in 36:01. The 10K race offers a cash purse of $1,300 to individual and team winners.