2019 Miles for Melanoma San Francisco 5k Run/Walk

James Norman Forni
James Norman Forni

James Forni's VINCERO Warriors

Team Vincero

in loving memory of

James Norman Forni

April 30, 1979- June 28, 2015

James won his battle with Melanoma Cancer. He won, every day in every way. He got up, he fought, he embraced, he laughed, he lived and he fully enjoyed life. He fought through the pain he felt every day. He fought through the wall of odds that were stacked against him. James taught us all how to be strong and how to handle adversity. He knew the odds and knew they were not in his favor but he refused to let that stop him or bring him down. He never felt sorry for himself or let cancer break his spirit.

In true Coach Forni fashion, he adopted a mantra to help him through his fight; Vincero is Italian for “I Will Win.” His positive atttitude and strength truly embodied the fighting spirit of Vincero! Stuart Scott said “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.” Coach Forni was living these words long before Mr. Scott’s acceptance speech at the ESPY’S. Coach Forni in fact won his battle by how he chose to live, never letting the disease break his spirit. His simple acts of kindness and his infectious smile will never be forgotten for all those who knew him. He made this world a better place. To many he is their hero and he will continue to inspire us to live life to the fullest.

We will walk with James in our hearts where his legacy, spirit, and memory will live on forever. We want to do this walk to honor and remember James, and raise awareness and hopefully some funds for research to hopefully work towards abolishing this horrible disease. Together "WE WILL WIN!" 

Honor James Forni by embracing the Vincero spirit and get busy living!




DISTANCE: A 5K run/walk that will allow participants to help raise funds to support research, education and advocacy for melanoma.
LOCATION: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
DATE: November 17, 2019
REGISTRATION: Please note new fee structure. Rates will increase according to the dates listed. Register early to save!



Site Opens - 7:30 am
Check-in and Registration - 7:30 - 8:45 am
Welcome Ceremony - 8:45 am
Run/Walk - 9:00 am
Closing Ceremony and Awards: following race

 *more details on event home page*  


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