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Athlete. Activist. Author.

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

— Kathrine Switzer

Meet Kathrine

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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August 2020

August 26 at 7:30 pm8:30 pm

Hi all! I will be speaking to the Achilles International St. Louis Chapter on Zoom on August 26th at 7:30pm EST doing some fun questions and answers about running and how to keep active during this global pandemic! Sign up information TBA!

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September 2020

September 7 at 8:00 amSeptember 14 at 5:00 pm

CELEBRATE THE JOY OF RUNNING and experience the global connection of the 261 Fearless community - together!  Move with us, be part of our supportive, non-judgmental group and ignite a spark in women around the globe! Women & Men, Girls & Boys: All are welcome to participate! Choose your own distance, time, location and whether you would like to run or walk. The Series has four events, each one supporting the 261 Fearless Charity Teams for the Boston Marathon, Bank…

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September 14 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

261 Fearless Game Changers:  Your Call to Action From Women Who Give Back to Running Part of the John Hancock Boston Marathon Seminar Series Presented by 261 Fearless, Inc. This panel of incredible women will be coming together over Zoom during the week of the Boston Marathon and speaking with each other on the theme is "Women Who Give Back." We have found that women who have been in running/in the running business for some time now find great empowerment…

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October 2020

October 3 at 9:30 am4:00 pm

About this Event We are excited to announce that EGFL 2020 will be going VIRTUAL! Join us on Saturday, October 3rd to be inspired by the stories of successful females from different industries. This event is designed for girls and women alike to be empowered by the stories of females from all different walks of life succeeding and teaching others how to do the same. EGFL will be emailing out the link to attend the virtual event closer to the…

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Interview with Ultra Mami in Chile!

August 10, 2020

This message goes out especially  to our thousands of Hispanic friends:  How totally cool it was to do a TV interview in CHILE with the vivacious Leslie Barrenal from the Ultra Mami organization and Radio Lab Chile!  It is wonderful to see so many women from Chile are now running and realizing their power to…

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261 Fearless Running & Walking Series MOVE THE WORLD!

August 7, 2020

We welcome and connect runners and walkers of all abilities, globally, and make everyone a WINNER and a shining supporter of women’s empowerment through running. It is a non-competitive, virtual, charity running series with four events, where participants choose their own running or walking distance, time and location.

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London Marathon 40th Anniversary

August 2, 2020

Hi Friends! A massive 40th anniversary for us!   August 3, 1980: The Avon London International Women’s Marathon, with 27 countries and 5 continents represented, exceeded the International Olympic Requirements for the inclusion of a new event, and 7 months later the International Olympic Committee voted in the first Women’s Olympic Marathon for the 1984…

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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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