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Join Kathrine this weekend at the Boston Marathon!

Friday, April 15 5-6 pm: BAA opening ceremony – Fan Fest @ Copley Square / open air, this will introduce “The Original 5”—those surviving first official women celebrating the 50th anniversary of women being allowed to officially run the Boston Marathon. Saturday, April 16 8am: BAA 5K Run – Kathrine starting with 261 Fearless Team…Read More

#SheIsMyKathrine

Revolutionary. Resilient. Determined. Just a few words to describe Kathrine Switzer – the runner who paved the way for other women to participate in the Boston Marathon. As we look toward the 2022 race, tell us about the Kathrine in your life. #SheIsMyKathrineRead More

La Maratoniana

Great International Women’s Day News:  my book, Marathon Woman is now La Maratoniana, at long last published in Spanish,  and is available for presale at  https://www.ldrsport.com/bio_running_atletismo/1166-la-maratoniana-9788412277623.html It will soon be in bookstores all over Spain, Mexico and South America!  I am so proud that this book has helped so many women find their own empowerment and now with…Read More

Striding Into Boston Marathon History with Kathrine Switzer

It’s one of the most famous running photos in history, and it doesn’t show a champion crossing a finish line or a brokenhearted runner-up. It’s the indelible image of a 63-year-old man trying to push a 20-year-old woman out of the Boston Marathon, contending (though gender wasn’t mentioned in the rules) that women weren’t allowed.…Read More

Boston Bibs Available!

Kia Ora, Friends! Breaking News!! Just a few minutes ago, I received a text from the CEO of 261 Fearless global to ask if I knew of two people who interested in joining our 261 Fearless Boston Marathon charity team, that 2 running bibs  have become available because two of our runners had to drop out at…Read More

261 Fearless Reboot on the East Coast!

Totally excited!! 261 Fearless Greater New York–Kingston / New Paltz is staging a RE-BOOT! Like many meet runs, we were sidelined by COVID, but now are getting up and running again. This is a great opportunity to join a non-competitive Global Women’s Running community right in your own backyard. AND, we are also reaching out…Read More

Giving Tuesday

Hi Friends! It’s my pleasure to reach out to you on behalf of 261 Fearless, a global non-profit organization founded by my friend and colleague  Edith Zuschmann (CEO & President) and myself (Board Chair). We use running as a vehicle to EMPOWER and UNITE WOMEN through the creation of local non-competitive running clubs, education programs,…Read More

Not to be missed!

Not to be missed and not for women only:  on 8 December, 6:30 PM, Roxy Cinema, Wellington (and on other dates and locations, see list below):  a special screening of  “The Secret Marathon.”   Inspired by the story of the first Afghan woman to stand up for her freedom to run, a filmmaker and her marathon…Read More

Screening of The Secret Marathon

Not to be missed:  8 December, 6:30 PM, Roxy Cinema, a special screening of  “The Secret Marathon.”  Inspired by the story of the first Afghan woman to stand up for her freedom to run, a filmmaker and her marathon mentor train and travel in secret to run with and make this film of the brave Afghan women…Read More

Free to Run

Hey Fearless Friends! This coming Monday 8 November, the running documentary film – Free to Run – is airing at 8.30pm on Māori TV. You can also watch it on demand from Monday onward here. Clearly being aired to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon, this global film tells beautifully about the emergence of our sport…Read More

The Woman Who Made all Women Run

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…Read More

A song about me!

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,…Read More

UN Panel Recording

So excited that now you can watch the recording of my speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council panel discussion on the potential of leveraging sport and the Olympic ideal for promoting human rights for young people! I am introduced at 30 minutes, 50 seconds into the video. https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1f/k1f9ac79ks Cheers KathrineRead More

UN Human Rights Council Invitation!

Hi Friends! I am so honored to be invited by Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the UN Human Rights Council, for a panel discussion on the potential of leveraging sport and the Olympic ideal for promoting human rights for young people. LIVE webcast on Wed 7 July at 4:00 AM ET: http://webtv.un.org/ As a prelude…Read More

Charity Bibs for Boston!

Huge Opportunity, Friends! Breaking news: we have a few new charity bibs for the Boston Marathon! People will talk about the 2021 Boston Marathon for the rest of their lives because probably never again will the Boston Marathon be in October!! So you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of history.…Read More

Activate You!

Friends, start Activate You today! Here is your opportunity to get all your female family and friends–all those who say they can’t or they don’t have time–into an evidence-based, fun, and totally do-able fitness program. It’s called Activate You and it is brought to us by the 261 Fearless organization. We all have people we…Read More

A Celebration of All Women

How honored I was to be among such amazing women in this very cool video called A Celebration of All Women,  produced for Women’s History Month by Hershey’s.  You see me for a split second after the super stars who open the video. Together let’s continue to make positive change not only this month, but EVERY…Read More

International Women’s Day!

Dear Friends and Supporters of 261 Fearless: Happy International Women’s Day! Today marked our last LIVE Fearless Forward Wom-inar, and for those of you who were on the zoom at 8am this morning, you know I talked to the whole world today about our growing organization in New Zealand and our gathering of women here…Read More