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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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Boston 10K for Women – Meet the Legends

REI 401 Park Dr Ste 103, Boston, NY, United States

Kathrine will be at a panel event Thursday October 5th at the Reggie Louis Center, and then Friday October 6th at the Boston REI. Saturday morning, October 7th, the 10K starts at 9am…

Coastal 1 Credit Union Women’s Classic 5K in Providence

Brown University Stadium 400 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI, United States

Certified, flat and fast 5k (3.1 miles) and 3k (1.8 miles) courses from the Brown University Stadium through the scenic and historic East Side of Providence. 10:00 am • Start of…

Women’s Sports Foundation Gala Dinner

Cipriani Wall Street 55 Wall Street, New York, NY, United States +1 more

1973 — fifty years ago — was a momentous year in Billie Jean King’s fight for gender equity in sports: the US Open became the first sporting event in history…

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Un Miglio Al Giorno

September 23, 2023

Un Miglio Al Giorno “A Mile A Day” is the title of the Italian children’s book authored by Silvia Pillin. In my own book Marathon Woman, I tell the story of…

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The BBC!

September 19, 2023

I LOVE the BBC!!– My news lifeline! Super thrilled to be interviewed by the ebullient, Johnny Toal, of BBC Radio Ulster. Show was on today live, but here is a…

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Meet and Greet with Kathrine Switzer!

September 6, 2023

Kathrine Switzer Syracuse Alert! NOON, Sept 10, 2023–I’ll be there! So excited to be meeting and greeting old friends and new on Sunday, 8/10 at the Gazebo in Johnson Park,…

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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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