Date March 7, 2015
Start Time 8:00am (both races start at same time)
Location Ninth Street (700 block), Durham, NC 27701
$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
$50 for 10K; $40 for 5k Same Day Registration (space permitting)
T-shirts Race tech t-shirts guaranteed for all runners registered by Feb 1.

Register Here

Changing Race Distances

Participants may change races at packet pick-up on Friday, March 6th. You will be asked to pay the difference with cash or check if upgrading to a longer race. Refunds will not be provided if you are downgrading. Please do not change races without letting us know!

Refunds & Transfer Policy

All registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years. Runners will be able to change categories from the 10-K to the 5-K run and visa versa.

Do not run a different distance without changing your registration! Please come to packet pickup prepared to pay the difference if upgrading to the 10-K. No refunds will be provided if you are downgrading to the 5-K run.

Weather & Cancellation Policy

Races are held, rain or shine, unless the Florence Forth race directors determine that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Florence Forth and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Florence Forth race directors reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.


No dogs are allowed on the race course. Baby strollers are allowed but are asked to begin at the back of the race and be considerate of other runners. No skates, rollerblades, scooters or other wheeled vehicles are allowed on the race course.

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]

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5K Certified Course Map  [#NC14012DF]

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Friday March 6:

3pm – 7pm Pre-race T-shirt and bib # pick up at Hilton Garden Inn (2102 W. Main St, Durham)

Saturday March 7:

6:30am – 7:45am Race day T-shirt and bib # pick up AT START/FINISH AREA
[Race Day Registration as spots remain 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
9:30am Finish line closes
9:35am Kids’ Cape Dash
Consider having brunch at JuJuDain’s Place or Blue Corn Cafe on Ninth Street after the race.
10:30am After party wraps up. See you in 2016!
11:30am Patient & Family lunch for autoimmune encephalitis patients and their family. For More Information 


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.



Parking for Florence Forth will in the Erwin Square parking deck located at:
2200 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705

Please enter parking deck from Rutherford Street (blue “P”).  After parking, follow walkway (in purple) to registration area.

Driving directions provided here from Greensboro, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Richmond.

NOTE: NO race day Parking in the Harris Teeter parking lot.


Logo1Thanks to USA Track & Field North Carolina, the Florence Forth 10K will serve as the official host of the 10K state championships!

Prize Money ($1300 total):

  • Open Men & Women: 1st: $250, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50
  • Masters Men & Women: 1st: $100
  • Team Men & Women: 1st: $150

Individual Competition Eligibility & Series Awards:
To be eligible for any placing in Open, Masters or Team categories at the USATF North Carolina Championship, you must be a full time 12 month resident of NC and a member of the USATF North Carolina Association. The top 10 runners in each Male, Female and Masters Divisions will be receiving All State Plaques at the end of the year.

Team Competition Eligibility & Series Awards:
USATF North Carolina is featuring a year-long team competition. USATF will be providing nice team trophies engraved with the winning male and female teams that will be rotated around the state each year. In order to compete, the team has to be a registered USATF NC club. Each team will need a minimum of 3 scoring members and will be calculated using cross country scoring. USATF will be calculating all Team Scoring. Altra Footwear and Feetures! are sponsoring the team competition. Each race the winning team will have a prize bag provided by the sponsors.

Elite Athlete Entry:
Florence Forth is accepting applications for a limited number of elite athlete entries.  Elite Athlete Entries will receive a low bib number, reserved parking, complimentary entry fee and expedited packet-pickup.  A limited number of Elite Entry applications will be accepted on a first-come basis.

To qualify for Elite Athlete status, you must have achieved the following standard within the past 3 years:

Men’s open:  32:00
Men’s masters:  35:00
Women’s open:  37:00
Women’s masters:  40:00

For Elite Athlete status, email Will McDow with name, birth date, gender, and copy of qualifying race result.

USA Track & Field links:
For information on becoming a USATF member or team (club), visit these links:
Membership Information & Registration
USATF Club Membership Information & Registration

If you have any questions or need assistance with membership, please email Jason Bryant or Jordan Zwick.