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261 Fearless

Photo: Boston Herald

261 has come to represent fearless in the face of adversity.

The number 261 is Kathrine’s bib number from the 1967 Boston Marathon. Women from around the world have been wearing the number 261 because it makes them feel Fearless in the face of adversity, whether it is a tough marathon, a difficult business presentation, or coping with the many challenges of life.  Are you interested in joining the 261® Fearless Movement?  Please visit our sister site: 261Fearless.org

BREAKING NEWS!  261® Fearless Ambassador Program – application process CURRENTLY CLOSED

We will be accepting applications early 2016 for the 261 Fearless Ambassador Program. We are enlisting women who find solace, strength and freedom in running or walking. We need role models, communicators, supporters and friends who have the ability to stand strong for herself and who have the desire to bring the love of movement to others.

Is this you? Together we will help others find their fearless through running and walking.

Sign up to receive notification of the application process at 261Fearless.org

Also, follow 261 Fearless on facebook, twitter and instagram. We also communicate using the hashtag #261fearless on our social media channels



Kathrine's 1967 Boston Marathon 261 Bib number The Story of 261

A race official attacked Kathrine while she was running and tried to rip the numbers off her shirt. He was infuriated that a woman had entered his race, declaring that it was a men’s only event.

Even though she was terrified and humiliated, Kathrine got away from the official, thanks to help from her teammates. She went on to finish the race, and was so determined she said she’d finish on her hands and her knees if she had to.  The bib numbers 261 stayed proudly on her front and back; but you can see from this photo of the old bib number where the official did tear off the top right corner!

261 is growing into a world-wide movement of women using running (or the thought of running) to communicate to each other.  261 clubs, events, charms, and even simple messages are being started as a way to reach out to women– many of whom live in fearful situations, and need fearless friends. Keep visiting here for more information as the movement spreads.

Read the Whole 1967 Boston Marathon Story

The Faces of 261 Fearless

261 Fearless Founders
K finish Kenya w:girls
At CapFM booth breaking tape
Kathrine shirt worn by Shelley Nocus at 08 Boston Marthon
Jumping w_group on road in tutus
NY Oct 09 007
With Girls Inc of Delaware_10_09
21 women on snowy night in Austria'13
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