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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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October 2018

October 31 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Join us at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion for a night of inspiration with a special screening of THE HUMAN RACE, the directorial debut of Liz Vassey (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Two and a Half Men, ER, and The Tick). THE HUMAN RACE is an inspirational full-length documentary about six runners, all over the age of 50, as they each train for the biggest race of their lives. These six athletes cover quite the spectrum, from a father…

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November 2018

November 8 at 6:00 pmNovember 9 at 12:00 am
77 East Mill St
Akron, Ohio US
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November 29 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX United States

Join us on November 29, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm at the Trinity University Track, to hear from Game-Changing women about their empowering journey, experiences, and determination to inspire every girl to become a fearless woman. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend a reception following the event with all of the panelists, including Kathrine Switzer – the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. We invite VIP ticket holders to attend a private reception with…

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December 2018

December 1 at 8:30 am11:30 am

RUN & SUPPORT our 261 Friends Team and the brand new 261 Fearless Club Texas Hill Country at the Humana Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon in San Antonio! Register now to participate in this special virtual event. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a 261 Fearless bib and run with us simultaneously from wherever you are located. Then share your pictures and videos with us so we can live this experience together! 🗓 When? Dec 1, 2018 at 7.30am for…

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December 1 at 9:30 amDecember 2 at 12:00 am
San Antonio, Texas US
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San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Interview

December 1, 2018

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Marathons and Menstrual Cups

November 20, 2018

Running a marathon is pretty difficult, and is no doubt more complicated if you’re a women and it’s that time of the month. American runner Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, understands the struggle. She’s teamed up with Kiwi company Hello Cup to create a special menstrual cup for non-profit…

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Tips From The Top: One On One With Kathrine Switzer

November 1, 2018

Adam: Thanks again for taking the time to share your advice. First things first, though, I am sure readers would love to learn more about you. What is something about you that would surprise people? Kathrine: I love to be in the garden and do gardening. And, I love to see the result. It’s kind…

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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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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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