|Date||March 3, 2018|
|Start Time||8:00am (both races start at same time)|
|Location||Ninth Street (700 block), Durham, NC 27701|
$25 for 5K; $35 for 10K until Jan 5, 2016
$30 for 5K; $40 for 10K from Jan 6 to Feb 2
$35 for 5K; $45 for 10K from Feb 3 to Feb 28
$40 for 5k; $50 for 10K Packet Pickup & Same Day Registration (space permitting)
|T-shirts||Florence Forth shirts guaranteed for all runners registered by Feb 9|
Changing Race Distances
Participants may change races at packet pick-up on Friday, March 2 (space permitting). You will be asked to pay the difference 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 or years. Runners may be able to change categories from the 10-K to the 5-K run and visa versa (as described above).
Do not run a different distance than shown on your race bib!
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 race week 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 start and finish lines will be on Ninth Street, Durham (in the 700 block). The 10K course may change from past years. We hope to confirm the course by mid-November. The 10K course will be re-certified, if changed.
2016 10K course on MapMyRun
10K Certified Course Map [#NC14011DF]
5K Certified Course Map [#NC14012DF]
Schedule of Events
Friday March 2:
|3pm – 7pm||Pre-race T-shirt and bib # pick up
Hilton Garden Inn
2102 W Main St, Durham[Race registration while space remains]
Saturday March 3:
|6:30am – 7:45am||Race day T-shirt and bib # pick up AT START/FINISH AREA
[Race Day Registration available while space 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 restaurants on Ninth Street after the race.|
|10:30am||After party wraps up. See you in 2019!|
|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
This year, we have reserved special room rates at two nearby hotels. Please note that Florence Forth again occurs on the same day as the Duke-UNC basketball game. We encourage all out-of-town participants to make reservations early.
Hilton Garden Inn Durham / University Medical Center
Again this year, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn located just steps away from the Florence Forth starting line on Ninth Street. Rooms are available Friday and/or Saturday night.
2102 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27705
$129 / night until January 31, 2018 or the block of rooms fills up (which usually happens).
Rooms can be reserved by calling the hotel at 919-286-0774 and using group name “Florence Forth Race 2018”
Cambria Hotel Durham
A second block of rooms has been reserved at the Cambria Hotel Durham. The Cambria is a new, boutique style hotel located near the Duke University Medical Center and 1 mile from the start/finish area of the race. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle and should be able to offer service on race morning.
2306 Elba Street, Durham, NC 27705
$99 / night until February 9th or the block fills up.
Rooms can be reserved by calling the hotel at 919-286-3111 and using group name “Florence Forth Road Race 2018”
Residence Inn Durham McPherson [block TBD]
We are reaching out to the Residence Inn Durham McPherson to explore options for a block rate. The Residence Inn is located about three-quarters of a mile from the start / finish. For those who have run before, this hotel is located at the split for the 5k and 10k runners and within walking distance of downtown. We anticipate the Residence Inn will offer a shuttle service on race morning.
1108 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
Rooms can be reserved by calling the hotel at 919-680-4440.
Other Hotels in the area include:
King’s Daughters Inn (0.8 mile from Ninth Street – Start/Finish area)
Hampton Inn & Suites (1.6 mile from Ninth street – Start/Finish area)
Holiday Inn Express (1.6 miles from Ninth Street – Start/Finish area)
NOTE: The approximate distances identified do not include distance to race day parking. (See details below)
***NEW PARKING LOCATION***
Parking for Florence Forth will in the Duke University R1 lots on Hillsborough Street.
2100 block of Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Please enter the primary parking area from Hillsborough Road (blue “P”). After parking, please cross Hillsborough St near covered bus stop. We will have a marked cross walk and volunteers there to assist with crossing the road safely. Then follow walkway (in purple) to registration area.
Overflow parking in the other green lots on the map below.
Driving directions provided here from Greensboro, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Richmond.
NOTE: NO race day Parking in the Harris Teeter parking lot.
USATF NC 2017 10K State Championships
USATF 10K State Championship Prize Money ($2,000 total):
- Open Men & Women: 1st: $500, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100, 4th: $50
- Masters Men & Women: 1st: $100, 2nd: $50
To be eligible for USATF awards, athletes must be full time 12 month resident of NC and a member of the USATF North Carolina Association. USATF eligibility will be verified after the race. Cash prizes will be mailed to winners after eligibility has been confirmed for all USATF award winners and final verification of times and placement.
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 / link to qualifying race result.