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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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September 2020

September 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Please join us—it’s free!--at the Boston Public Library in partnership with the WGBH Forum Network for an online Lowell Lecture with Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports. BPL President David Leonard will moderate this program, which is part of our "Arc of History: Contested Perspectives" series. This conversation is also part of the esteemed Lowell Lecture series at the Boston Public library. To register, please visit this link. In her book, Switzer describes how she registered to compete, saying, “there was…

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October 2020

October 3, 2020 at 9:30 am4:00 pm

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. To register for this FREE event, click here! #EGFL2020 General admission tickets are FREE with required registration.  …

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October 5, 2020 at 8:00 amOctober 11, 2020 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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October 19, 2020 at 8:00 amOctober 25, 2020 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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October 28, 2020 at 8:00 amNovember 4, 2020 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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The Woman Who Made all Women Run

October 14, 2021

Wow–on @BostonMarathon Day, @Eurosport France released this amazing story about me and other women runners in our successful pursuit of inclusion in running, from the early organizing  days, to Olympic inclusion, to now our work with @261Fearless.  Merci Journalist Remi Bourrieres!! “London. Boston. Paris. Perth. Jerusalem. This month of October 2021 looks like a real international marathon festival, like a return to life after the…

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A song about me!

September 30, 2021

How cool is it to have a song written about me and announced on the BBC on the eve of the London Marathon! ? Take a look and take a listen!  Way to go Rick and Georgie Pearson, ‘The Hamstrings’, for making an album of running music and of course I love all the songs,…

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74-year-old marathoner Kathrine Switzer shares top fitness tips for seniors

July 27, 2021

Fifty-four years ago, Kathrine Switzer signed up for the Boston Marathon using only her initials — K.V. Switzer. When the race manager realized that Switzer was a woman, he was furious, physically grabbed her and tried to throw her out of the event. But Switzer wouldn’t let anyone stop her, and soon became the first…

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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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