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I made it into a puzzle!

Hi friends what great news from our friend Jeff Maher who ran with me in the 2017 Boston Marathon and was really amazing at taking videos,  also along with my friend Rosy, of this amazing 50th anniversary run! Like everyone else, Jeff  is in isolation and he and his wife decided to tackle a particularly…Read More

Why We Run

Hey Friends! I love this study done around the world by adidas, showing Why We Run!  I’m wondering if you are as surprised as I am that so many people have met significant life partners through running.  On the other hand, why should I be so surprised?  I met MY wonderful husband through running! And…Read More

Great fun at MAKERS!

What a great turnout we had this morning at the Makers conference— 6 AM !—look at the hearties who we’re not deterred by the early morning start! And what a nice surprise to see that 261 Fearless bibs had been printed for us all in our very special purple! Thank you Makers for supporting the…Read More

Kathrine at the MAKERS Conference in LA!

Hey Friends!  How very honored and delighted I am to be one of the speakers at THE conference of the year: The Makers Conference in Los Angeles!  I’ll be joining some of the most important movers and shakers in the women’s movement, in a year that celebrates our 100th Anniversary of the Right To Vote! …Read More

Iconic runner empowers women through sport

Iconic athlete Kathrine​ Switzer has been inspiring Manawatū runners and empowering women in the sport. Switzer and husband Roger Robinson, who have both long been involved in running, have been in Palmerston North this week for three public events, including a women’s 261 Fearless run at Waterloo Park, a group designed to encourage women into running. The pair were…Read More

Zestful Aging Podcast

What fun it was to do this podcast with Nicole Christina! I love talking about running all our lives and she shares our enthusiasm. I hope you guys enjoy it! Thank you Nicole! Listen Through Zestful Aging Webpage Download or listen to through iTunes Listen Through Spotify Listen Through Google Play Music Listen Through StitcherRead More

An Exclusive Pre-Marathon Meetup with Kathrine Switzer!

Kathrine Switzer has the pleasure to be in Berlin soon and host her very first Airbnb experience on the 27th of September. This exclusive inspiring session will be limited to a maximum of 30 people and proceeds will benefit 261 Fearless.  Kathrine is looking forward to meeting  people from all over the world and be…Read More

CITY OF DUNKIRK, MAYOR PATRICE VERGRIETE TO DEDICATE STADIUM IN HONOR OF BOSTON MARATHON LEGEND, AMERICAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING CHAMPION AND WOMEN’S SPORTS ICON KATHRINE SWITZER

MEDIA CONTACT – Joshua Milne, joshuamilnepr.com, 617-501-1620  CITY OF DUNKIRK, MAYOR PATRICE VERGRIETE TO DEDICATE STADIUM IN HONOR OF BOSTON MARATHON LEGEND, AMERICAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING CHAMPION AND WOMEN’S SPORTS ICON KATHRINE SWITZER Kathrine Switzer to Travel to Dunkirk, France to Participate in Ceremonies DUNKIRK, France – September 4, 2019 – The City of Dunkirk (France)…Read More

KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact for Additional Info: Laura Beachy | Beachy Media | 814.279.9825 | Beachy@BeachyMedia.com KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION Chastain Film Capital Purchases Screen Rights to “Marathon Woman” ATLANTA, GA – (June 6, 2019) – Women’s running pioneer and sports activist, Kathrine Switzer, officially signed with Chastain Film…Read More

Graduation Season Has Arrived

Graduation season has arrived—and a flood of commencement addresses are coming with it. Not every speech delivered this year will be memorable, but a handful will likely be transformative—especially for those that find their way beyond campus boundaries, like the one delivered at Syracuse University on May 13 by women’s running pioneer Kathrine Switzer. Switzer, who…Read More

Kathrine Switzer: «La course à pied est un phare pour l’égalité»

Attraper Kathrine Switzer relève du défi. Hyperactive, l’Américaine écrit, voyage, multiplie les conférences, et quand elle ne commente pas les marathons au micro, elle les court encore. Résultat: elle n’est que très rarement «chez elle», que ce soit dans sa maison de New Paltz, dans la région de New York, ou à Wellington, en Nouvelle-Zélande, où elle passe…Read More

Switzer highlights HOPE’s upcoming fundraiser

Gardner — The annual spring fundraiser for the nonprofit House of Peace & Education will showcase the power of self-confidence and persistence with its trailblazing keynote speaker. The Gardner-based organization, known as HOPE, runs afterschool programs and summer camp for youth as well as a job readiness program that primarily serves women but also some…Read More

Marathon icon Kathrine Switzer’s DNA in perfume

Fun Fact: Equinox has a fragrance made with real DNA from the legendary runner Kathrine Switzer and it’s on display in its Franklin Street gym. Switzer’s claim to fame comes from being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as an accidentally numbered entry. During the 1967 race, Marathon official Jock Semple attempted to stop her mid-run and tried to tear off…Read More

Happy Birthday Kathrine

On Her Birthday, Running Pioneer Explains How She’s Mastering Marathons Into Her 70s Kathrine Switzer celebrates her 71st birthday today in Wellington, New Zealand, where she winters with her husband, runner and author Roger Robinson. Switzer was a pioneer female marathoner in the 1960s, a sub-elite racer (with a personal best of 2:51 for 26.2) in…Read More

LISTEN Connections: Dispelling myths about aging, WXXI News, by Evan Dawson and Megan Mack

Switzer has been an advocate for female athletes for decades, and she is also outspoken about dispelling the myths about aging. She’s in Rochester as the keynote speaker of Baden Street Settlement’s annual gala, but first, she joins us on Connections to talk about shifting perceptions of aging, and how seniors are reinventing themselves as they…Read More

’67 Marathon Half Century

Rochester Business Journal’s OnSports column focuses on the 50th anniversary of the historic Boston Marathon event. Switzer’s Marathon Jaunt Broke Barriers, Changed the World by Scott Pitoniak The history-jarring moment occurred roughly two miles into that Boston Marathon a half-century of Aprils ago. That’s when Jock Semple, the director and self-appointed caretaker of running’s most…Read More