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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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October 2019

October 25 at 5:30 pm6:30 pm
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial Access Rd
Arlington, VA United States

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (ET) US Marine Corps Memorial Park in Arlington, Virginia Join Kathrine Switzer and 261fearlessclubdcmetro for an easy Shakeout Run/Walk with start and finish at Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Experience what it will be like to run or walk near the finish line of the Marine Corps Marathon which will be setting up for the event! Our 261 Fearless coaches will help Kathrine lead the group! Runners will run…

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October 27
Washington, DC, US
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Zestful Aging Podcast

October 8, 2019

What fun it was to do this podcast with Nicole Christina! I love talking about running all our lives and she shares our enthusiasm. I hope you guys enjoy it! Thank you Nicole! Listen Through Zestful Aging Webpage Download or listen to through iTunes Listen Through Spotify Listen Through Google Play Music Listen Through Stitcher

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Athena International Award

September 23, 2019

Hi Friends!  What a wonderful  surprise It was to learn that Athena International,  the women’s leadership organization, has named me to receive their 2019 National Leadership Award on Oct.21!  AND: I am so honored to be on the same stage (just down a step 🙂 )  with the amazing Carla Harris, who is receiving the…

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Part-time Wellingtonian and women’s running hero Kathrine Switzer has French stadium named after her

September 20, 2019

A part-time Wellingtonian and women’s running trailblazer has had a stadium named after her in France. Kathrine Switzer was the first registered woman to run in the Boston Marathon, and spends half of her time in Wellington and the rest in her native United States. The stadium, in Dunkirk, was named Stade d’Athlétisme Kathrine Switzer, or Kathrine Switzer Stadium, in…

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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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In 1967 Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon. Hear her tell the real story.

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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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