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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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March 2019

March 26 at 12:00 pm1:30 pm
123 East Main Street
Rocehester, NY

With guest speaker, Kathrine Switzer, the woman who in 1967 revolutionized women’s running by becoming the first woman to officially complete the all-male Boston Marathon. She ran it again in 2017, at age 70, with 13,000 other women!

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April 2019

April 2 at 9:35 am10:55 am
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA

1. Signature Session: No Limits: A Fearless Design Kathrine Switzer, Athlete, Advocate, and Commentator Kathrine Switzer literally broke new ground when she challenged the all-male rule of the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, becoming the first woman to officially register and run the legendary race. It was a run that changed the world. In her inspiring presentation, Switzer shows how designing success is about stepping off the sidelines and into the race, and running—despite blisters, doubt, and risk—across the finish…

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April 15 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
Boston, MA US

April 11: K arrives in Boston April 12: 10am: Elite Athlete Press Conference 11am: Eat and Run @ the AT&T store April 13: 2-3pm: Expo, Panel Discussion, New Running Authors (Kim Chafee), K to emcee 3:30-5: Expo, K signing at adidas booth April 14: 10-10:50: Expo, Running Late in life Panel 12-12:50, Game Changing Women Panel @ Expo 5pm: 261 Fearless Team Dinner April 15: RACE DAY  

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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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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 9, 2019

To honor International Women’s Day, the Non-Violence Project Foundation in Mexico launched this film of Kathrine Switzer’s breakthrough  Boston Marathon in 1967.  It is designed to help women in Mexico fight violence and go on to realize their dreams. Running, and 261 Fearless are helping women around the world!  Join the movement, Tell Her She…

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Kathrine Switzer: Dank ihr laufen Frauen heute Marathon

March 8, 2019

activebeauty: Warum war es Frauen damals verboten, Marathon zu laufen? Im Jahr 1967 gab es dazu nicht wirklich Regeln. Aber generell waren fast alle Sportarten den Männern vorbehalten. Frauen nahmen fast nie an Bewerben teil. Viele Leute glaubten: Eine Frau kann rein körperlich keine so weite Distanz schaffen. Oder sie würde sich dabei verletzen. Viele…

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All Girls Considered Podcast

January 28, 2019

I want to share with you this great podcast I did recently! It is called, All Girls Considered! It is a wonderful episode full of great advice about taking life’s challenges one step at a time, the value of strong relationships between mothers and daughters, and creating opportunities for young women. Listen to the full…

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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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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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