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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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April 2019

April 2 at 9:35 am10:55 am
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA

1. Signature Session: No Limits: A Fearless Design Kathrine Switzer, Athlete, Advocate, and Commentator Kathrine Switzer literally broke new ground when she challenged the all-male rule of the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, becoming the first woman to officially register and run the legendary race. It was a run that changed the world. In her inspiring presentation, Switzer shows how designing success is about stepping off the sidelines and into the race, and running—despite blisters, doubt, and risk—across the finish…

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April 12 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm
179 Newbury Street
Boston, MA United States

Join Runner’s World for a celebration of all things running in Boston at the Runner’s World Townhouse Pop-Up at 179 Newbury Street, just around the corner from the marathon finish line between Dartmouth and Exeter. I will be there on Friday April 12th at 1pm! Open from Friday, April 12 – Tuesday, April 16, runners and spectators will be treated to exclusive programming, yoga classes, an opportunity to become a Runner’s World wear tester at the Test Zone featuring Salomon, a…

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April 15 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
Boston, MA US

Friday, April 12:             7:30AM:  261 Meet & Greet Run meet in Marriott Hotel near Copley Sq. Lobby, 5K                1-3PM: Kathrine Switzer and Friends: The Stories That Empower Us                    Featuring Kathrine Switzer Author,Marathon Woman; Kim Chaffee,  Author, Her Fearless Run; talk, and                        signing and selling books at Runners World Pop Up Store, 179 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 .Saturday, April…

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April 27

Kathrine will be making an appearance at the KDF Marathon, exact appearance schedule TBD.

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May 2019

May 5
Toronto, Ontario CA

Kathrine will be making an appearance at the Toronto Marathon, schedule of events TBD.

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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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My one year anniversary of the London Marathon!

April 22, 2019

Here is a beautiful video that was shot by the BBC last year at the London Marathon, my 42nd marathon! I can’t believe it was a year ago! Watch the Video Here

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The Extra Mile-The Official Charity Miles Podcast

April 19, 2019

I had such a great time this weekend jogging and talking with Gene Gurkoff, host of the podcast Charity Miles.  I hope you listen to this on your next walk or run and have as much fun listening as I did talking with Gene! Here are the links to get it on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.

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

— Kathrine Switzer

Read it. Wear it. Believe it.

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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