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"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."

— Kathrine Switzer

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Kathrine Switzer, long been one of running’s most iconic figures, is knownwas not just for breaking barriers but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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An acclaimed speaker who addresses corporations, business conferences, fund-raisers, universities and special interest groups with a message that goes far beyond running.

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Marathon Woman, Kathrine's best-selling book, is available now in an updated, special 50th anniversary celebratory edition. Signed copies available on her store.

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April 2019

April 27

Kathrine will be making an appearance at the KDF Marathon, exact appearance schedule TBD.

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May 2019

May 5
Toronto, Ontario CA

Kathrine will be making an appearance at the Toronto Marathon, schedule of events TBD.

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June 2019

June 2

Kathrine will be making an appearance at the NFWHM, schedule TBD.

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June 7 at 8:15 am9:00 am

The 2019 Female Athlete conference is a global event designed to present strategies to prevent and treat clinical issues and injuries specific to female athletes. As girls and young women become more empowered through sports, it is important to advance research on how sex and gender differences affect their performance and overall sports experience.  With research advancements in mind, the Female Athlete Conference centers on the specific health issues that make female athletes unique. Experts in sports medicine, sports psychology, sports science,…

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June 8
66196 Santa Catarina
Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Hemos creado un Festival para todas las Mujeres, con o sin experiencia en deportes de montaña ⛰ que tengan un reto personal, un límite o un miedo que les gustaría vencer, usando esta estrategia para el empoderamiento de las mujeres. 👸🏻👑 INVITADA ESTELAR A QUEENS OF THE ROCKS: •Kathrine Switzer 🏃🏻‍♀️🤩 La primer mujer en correr un Maratón en Boston. En 1967 las mujeres no participaban en este tipo de carreras, Kathrine desafío a todos y se convirtió en la…

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My one year anniversary of the London Marathon!

April 22, 2019

Here is a beautiful video that was shot by the BBC last year at the London Marathon, my 42nd marathon! I can’t believe it was a year ago! Watch the Video Here

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The Extra Mile-The Official Charity Miles Podcast

April 19, 2019

I had such a great time this weekend jogging and talking with Gene Gurkoff, host of the podcast Charity Miles.  I hope you listen to this on your next walk or run and have as much fun listening as I did talking with Gene! Here are the links to get it on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.

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The University of Lynchburg announces commencement speakers for graduation ceremonies

April 18, 2019

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR News) – Tuesday morning the University of Lynchburg announced the commencement speakers for their spring graduation ceremonies. The University released the following information:  Kathrine Switzer will speak at our Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18. In 1967, she became the first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon, despite it being closed…

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"I always say that talent and capability is everywhere, all it needs is opportunity."

— Kathrine Switzer

Read it. Wear it. Believe it.

Marathon Woman

In honor of her running the Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of her first historic run in 1967, Kathrine's best-selling book Marathon Woman (DaCapo Press) is being re-launched in an updated edition that includes a new introduction directed to the women of 2017.

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Keep moving over 40

An indispensable and encouraging guide for every woman looking for a fun, easy and economical route to fitness & health.

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Tag it fearless

Wear it for a guaranteed P.R.! This pewter charm is not fine jewelry (although plenty of women wear it as a necklace); it’s designed to be put on your shoelace to go with you through miles of pounding the roads and trails, literally or figuratively.

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In 1967 Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon. Hear her tell the real story.

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Meet Kathrine

Kathrine Switzer has long been one of runnings most iconic figures. Because of her millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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