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Awaiting The Baton In The Relay Exchange Zone

How is your daily training/coaching/work routine doing and how challenging has it been for you in this environment? ” I am extremely fortunate in that I am in New Zealand, where we have a lot of space, fresh air, and are allowed to go outside. Attached is a funny photo of me exercising in New…Read More

Virtual MAKERS Meeting with Kathrine!

Hey Friends!  None of us can be at the Boston Marathon this weekend, but MAKERS has invited me to be interviewed on their new initiative, MAKERS Home School, to talk about the history of  this wonderful event, and how WOMEN’S fearless part in that Boston Marathon history changed the face of women’s sports forever. MAKERS…Read More

The virtual running club for women who support women

Join the #261fearLESStogether Virtual Meet Run International running group 261 Fearless continues to operate worldwide, as women meet online to support each other through training. Founded in 2015 by athlete and activist Kathrine Switzer, 261 Fearless is global non-profit organisation that aims to empower women through local running clubs. Currently available in five continents, the…Read More

261 Fearless Announces Virtual Meet Runs!

Hey friends! 261 Fearless launched yesterday a virtual weekly workout as a substitute for our weekly meet runs with our global community of clubs only this time, the virtual runs are open to any woman in the whole world who wants to join us ! No charge and a great community— all you have to…Read More

How are you keeping active during social distancing?

Hey friends! Don’t take Self-Isolation sitting down! This is a time to exercise more than ever, to bust stress and maybe work on that core that you ‘haven’t had time’ to do before. What I’ve done is dig out the old weights that are under the sofa, get out my yoga mat, throw open the…Read More

Park Run and International Women’s Day

Hey friends!  International Women’s Day keeps going and will for the whole month, so it is great to see an interview I did a number of weeks ago for Park Run to appear especially for IWD.  Thanks Park Run for including me.  And folks, if you have never done a Park Run, go out and…Read More

HBO Honors International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, AXIOS on HBO heard from women sports legends and changemakers across the athletic arena about the ongoing fight for equality and the future of women’s athletics. Included were Nneka Ogwumike, the 6-time WNBA All-Star and president of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA); tennis legend Billie Jean King;…Read More

Here’s How Women In Sports Feel About The State Of Their Industry

The fight for gender equality in athletics took center stage in 2019 when the U.S. women’s soccer team filed a lawsuit for “institutionalized gender discrimination” with the league. The team received a flood of support in their dispute, most notably when World Cup sponsor Secret Deodorant publically sided with the team, donating $529,000 to the…Read More

Happy International Women’s Day!

How great to have Women’s Health Magazine UK supporting women’s sports around the world, and pushing back old attitudes with this dynamic new video they’ve produced for International Women’s Day!   Enjoy and pass on to every young woman–and MAN!– you know!  Be fearless and Happy International Women’s Day! Kathrine Check out the video here!Read More

International Women’s Day with Zespri

Hey Friends! I’m so excited to be a part of a super event here in Tauranga, New Zealand  on Friday! To celebrate International Women’s Day, Zespri–the global Kiwi Fruit Company–is hosting an event featuring women who are changing the world.  I’m honored to join Dame Susan Devoy, former world squash champion and now human rights…Read More

Short Cuts on the BBC!

I had the privilege of being on BBC’s Short Cuts programme this week! Can’t wait for you all to listen to it! Listen here and let me know what you think!Read More

Legendary Running Authors Come to Palmerston North

Legendary Running Authors Come to Palmerston North Roger Robinson, When Running Made History, and Kathrine Switzer, Marathon Woman, To attend Three Local Events on February 4&5 “Running Royalty” is coming to Palmerston North when legendary runners and authors Roger Robinson and Kathrine Switzer will be at three local events on 4 – 5 February. On…Read More

Revolutionary Runner: Kathrine Switzer

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…Read More

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

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…Read More

Athena International Award

Hi Friends!  What a wonderful  surprise It was to learn that Athena International,  the women’s leadership organization, has named me to receive their 2019 National Leadership Award on Oct.21!  AND: I am so honored to be on the same stage (just down a step 🙂 )  with the amazing Carla Harris, who is receiving the…Read More

Part-time Wellingtonian and women’s running hero Kathrine Switzer has French stadium named after her

A part-time Wellingtonian and women’s running trailblazer has had a stadium named after her in France. Kathrine Switzer was the first registered woman to run in the Boston Marathon, and spends half of her time in Wellington and the rest in her native United States. The stadium, in Dunkirk, was named Stade d’Athlétisme Kathrine Switzer, or Kathrine Switzer Stadium, in…Read More

Dirt Church Radio Podcast

Kia Ora whanau!! When Kathrine Switzer laced up her trainers on the morning of April 19th, 1967, there is no way she could have anticipated the seismic shift in world history that she would trigger. Kathrine was the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon, which was a male-only event.  Kathrine could not have…Read More

The Beginning of a Movement

It was a chilly day in Boston on the morning of April 19, 1967. It had started to sleet, adding to the chill. Forgoing the more exposed t-shirt and shorts, most runners had decided to keep their sweatshirts and pants on. Among the runners was Kathrine Switzer, a 20-year-old woman, excited to run in her…Read More