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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 2019

October 25, 2019 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, 2019
Washington, DC, US

Come join me and our 261 Fearless runners at some of these public events or come see us at the Expo and say hi! Friday Oct. 25: 5:30-6:30pm: 261 Shakeout Run at Iwo Jima Memorial Saturday Oct. 26th: 4:30-5pm: Tell Her She Can Panel Discussion “Tell Her She Can” - What It Means To Be A 261 Club Director @ Champps Kitchen and Bar 1201 South Joyce Street C10, Arlington 27th: Marathon Day, Marathon Start @7:55am  

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November 2019

November 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm6:30 pm
West 67th Street and Central Park West
New York,

As always, I will be at the New York City Marathon, participating in a number of events for 261 Fearless and the NYRR, I hope you can join us at a few of them! Friday, Nov.1:  1pm: Team for Kids Treadmill Challenge at TCS NYC Marathon Expo at Javits Center 3pm: Drop by the TCS NYC Marathon Streakers reception at the Finish Line Pavilion! 6:30pm: The ever lovely Roger Robinson and I will be at the NYRR Night of Champions…

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November 15, 2019 at 8:00 amNovember 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, United States

Come join me at the Humana RnR Las Vegas expo with both Humana and 261 Fearless! I would love to get to meet you and take some pictures! Check out below where I will be this weekend, I would love to see you! Friday November 15: 1pm – 1:30pm: 261 Fearless Presentation on Stage 1:30pm – 2pm: 261 Fearless Booth 2pm – 4pm: Humana Booth Saturday Nov. 16: Noon-12:30: 261 Fearless stage presentation 12:30-1:00pm: Signing 261 Fearless booth  1-2pm: Signing…

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December 2019

December 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Come join me for my last race before heading south for the winter! I will be at the expo center on Friday from 2:45pm-3:15pm at the 261 Fearless booth and 3:15-4:30pm the Humana booth! On Saturday, I will be jogging the 5K with my 261 Fearless ladies! From 12:30pm-2, I will be at the 261 booth and 2-3pm at the Humana booth! Come by and introduce yourself, I would love to meet you!

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Revolutionary Runner: Kathrine Switzer

November 7, 2019

I had the pleasure of being on the podcast She Plays, interviewed by Ashley Hart, an incredible soccer player! Here is the link to the podcast! About She Plays: She Plays: The Podcast is a weekly podcast where we bring you exciting features with female professional athletes, keep you informed on current news and tell…

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Public Invited to Run Friday with Boston Marathon Pioneer Kathrine Switzer

October 23, 2019

Kathrine Switzer, who in 1967 became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon – wearing bib number 261 – and is the founder of the global non-profit 261 Fearless, will be in Arlington this Friday to run with the 261 Fearless Club DC Metro/VA. The short, easy run will begin at 5:30 p.m.…

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City of Dunkirk, France Names Stadium to Honor Kathrine Switzer Running Pioneer

October 17, 2019

Dunkirk City Council and Mayor Patrice Vergriete recently dedicated their new stadium  “Stade d’Athlétisme Kathrine Switzer” (“Kathrine Switzer Stadium”) during the official inauguration ceremonies which were held on September 14-15. “Kathrine Switzer made a very strong and symbolic statement when she competed in the 1967 Boston Marathon and paved the way for women to compete…

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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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