Still making history.

Athlete. Activist. Author.

"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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July 2020

July 18 at 8:00 amJuly 19 at 5:00 pm

One of my favorite races! Come join the fun with us this year in Chicago! A more detailed schedule to come...

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August 2020

August 26 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm
2100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

Join the Women Work (WoW) Arlington County Government Employee Resource Group for the Women's History Month Proclamation Ceremony, featuring keynote speaker Kathrine Switzer. Ms. Switzer has long been one of running's most iconic figures. Not just for breaking barriers as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.The event will include Q and A,…

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September 2020

September 11 at 8:00 amSeptember 15 at 5:00 pm
Boston, MA US

As always, I'll be at the Boston Marathon for the expo and I will be participating in the 5K with my 261 Fearless team! A more detailed schedule to come...

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September 19 at 8:00 amSeptember 20 at 5:00 pm
Philadelphia, PA United States

Come join me for either a 5K, 7.6K or a half marathon at this year's race, right along the beautiful Schuylkill River. More detailed schedule to come...

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September 27 at 8:00 am5:00 pm

Come join me and the whole 261 Fearless team at the Berlin Marathon!

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June 6, 2020

Why do the 1960s continue to peak the interest of Americans across the generations?” asks Tony Fama, who hosts the all-new Sunday morning retrospective series presented by AXS TV. And his question is answered by the likes of Kathrine Switzer, Sam Donaldson, Tom Brokaw, and many others. LOS ANGELES (May 21, 2020) – AXS TV presents an insightful look back…

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

— Kathrine Switzer

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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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