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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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July 2019

July 1 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
82 John Street
Kingston, NY 12401 United States

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon and author of Marathon Woman—along with noted writer Roger Robinson, author of When Running Made History—will speak and sign books at Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston on Monday, July 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. For Hudson Valley residents, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Switzer and Robinson, at Switzer’s first and only local appearance after announcing this month that her bestselling memoir, Marathon…

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July 20 at 8:00 amJuly 21 at 5:00 pm
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August 2019

August 10 at 9:00 am6:00 pm
555 NORTH RIVER ROAD
Rosemont, IL
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September 2019

September 29
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KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION

June 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact for Additional Info: Laura Beachy | Beachy Media | 814.279.9825 | Beachy@BeachyMedia.com KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION Chastain Film Capital Purchases Screen Rights to “Marathon Woman” ATLANTA, GA – (June 6, 2019) – Women’s running pioneer and sports activist, Kathrine Switzer, officially signed with Chastain Film…

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Running, Thinking, and Writing

June 11, 2019

In a New York Times essay last March, Maine-based writer Caitlin Shetterly described her joy in gritty, cold winter runs and the way these runs often spark creative thoughts. “On a run, ideas will bubble up,” she wrote. “Like little ice floes in warming waters, they’ll drift unencumbered until I can see them gleaming in the sun.” Just…

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Interview with an Icon: Kathrine Switzer on Breaking Rules, Busting Myths and Being Called “Just a Jogger”

May 3, 2019

Last month, around 30,000 runners raced the Boston Marathon, with women making up about 45 percent of the field. But in 1967, there was only one woman with an official bib: Kathrine Switzer. Aside from training for months through the bleak winter, the 20-year-old journalism student had to break barriers, overcoming prejudice, criticism and ridicule just…

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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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