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Who Runs the World – Overcoming Adversity Through Running

Hi Friends! Please join us tonight, Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 PM Eastern time  for  “Who Runs the World – Overcoming Adversity Through Running. A Conversation with Kathrine Switzer and Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt.” This special webinar is hosted by the indefatigable Jordan Metzl, MD, and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, it’s one of…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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy International Women’s Day!

To honor International Women’s Day, the Non-Violence Project Foundation in Mexico launched this film of Kathrine Switzer’s breakthrough  Boston Marathon in 1967.  It is designed to help women in Mexico fight violence and go on to realize their dreams. Running, and 261 Fearless are helping women around the world!  Join the movement, Tell Her She…Read More

Check Out my Whirlwind Tour of the UK!!

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…Read More

Here I am at the Great North Run!

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…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

VOTE FOR KATHRINE! Laureus Award for Best Sporting Moment of the Year

Kathrine Switzer is nominated for the Laureus Award for Best Sporting Moment of the Year, Vote Today!   Voted for by fans around the world in a global online poll, the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year identifies the moment from the calendar year which has most resonance with sports fans around the world.…Read More