First woman to (officially) run Boston Marathon coming to Green Bay

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, will deliver the keynote speech at the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon Women’s Inspiration Dinner on Sept. 25 in the KI Convention Center Ballroom…

“Kathrine Switzer is a true icon of our sport and a role model for women everywhere,” Bellin Women’s Half Marathon race director Linda Maxwell said in a news release. “The story of her groundbreaking Boston Marathon is legendary and in the decades since, she has continued her amazing efforts to empower women as a keynote speaker, TV commentator and author. Kathrine is the perfect person to inspire our participants on the night before our inaugural race.”

The half marathon will be run Sept. 26. For more information, visit

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