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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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August 2018

August 6 at 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for a great evening with running legends, Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson this August. Kathrine Switzer in 1967 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and is author of the best-selling book “Marathon Woman”. Roger Robinson a 2:18 master runner, and, is a well-known author of “Heroes and Sparrows (two editions)”, “Running in Literature”, and, “Spirit of the Marathon.” Forerunners is hosting two evenings with these accomplished runners, authors and mentors: Monday August 6th – 5:30 pm –…

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August 7 at 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Please join us for a great evening with running legends, Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson this August. Kathrine Switzer in 1967 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and is author of the best-selling book “Marathon Woman”. Roger Robinson a 2:18 master runner, and, is a well-known author of “Heroes and Sparrows (two editions)”, “Running in Literature”, and, “Spirit of the Marathon.” Forerunners is hosting two evenings with these accomplished runners, authors and mentors: Monday August 6th – 5:30 pm –…

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August 11 at 12:30 pm
Chicago, Illinois US
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September 2018

September 1 at 9:30 amSeptember 2 at 12:00 am
Virginia Beach, Virginia US
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September 16 at 8:30 am
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Check Out my Whirlwind Tour of the UK!!

September 9, 2018

Women’s Long-Distance Running Legend Kathrine Switzer to be Recognized for Her Running and Activism for Women’s Sports at Three Prestigious Events In U.K. United Kingdom – (September 6, 2018) – Long-distance running legend and women’s sports activist Kathrine Switzer will be recognized for her pioneering efforts in running and her career-long contributions to sport through…

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Here I am at the Great North Run!

September 5, 2018

Hi Friends! As the UK marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, I am honored to be among female pioneers invited by the Simplyhealth @Great North Run! I’ll join Rosa Mota, Ingrid Kristiansen, Paula Radcliffe and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson in a visual performance marking the closing weekend of the Great Exhibition of the North, Great…

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Bold and Untold by MAKERS

September 3, 2018

Look at this great video MAKERS made! A beautiful update!

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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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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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