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261 Fearless Running & Walking Series MOVE THE WORLD!

We welcome and connect runners and walkers of all abilities, globally, and make everyone a WINNER and a shining supporter of women’s empowerment through running. It is a non-competitive, virtual, charity running series with four events, where participants choose their own running or walking distance, time and location. https://www.261fearless.org/movetheworld/Read More

London Marathon 40th Anniversary

Hi Friends! A massive 40th anniversary for us!   August 3, 1980: The Avon London International Women’s Marathon, with 27 countries and 5 continents represented, exceeded the International Olympic Requirements for the inclusion of a new event, and 7 months later the International Olympic Committee voted in the first Women’s Olympic Marathon for the 1984…Read More

Groundswell Festival of Innovation coming up soon!!

Wow, Friends!  Imagine my surprise and delight to see big  billboards up in Tauranga, New Zealand that advertise my upcoming  speech there!  Especially since the title of my talk is “Running Ruins Your Reproductive Organs and Other Outrageous Myths of Limitation”!   YOU, too, can attend this ‘masterclass’, since it’s part of the Groundswell Festival of…Read More

The Modern Day Rosie the Riveter!

One of my sheroes has always been Rosie the Riveter because her image was: “Just give me the job! I can do it!” A whole generation of fearless, capable women were born from the crisis of WWII. And now an American icon has gone from building bombers to making masks. Rosie the Riveter has joined…Read More

AXS TV PRESENTS THE ALL-NEW SUNDAY MORNING RETROSPECTIVE SERIES THE 1960s REDISCOVERED, PREMIERING JUNE 7 AT 9 A.M. ET/6 A.M. PT

Why do the 1960s continue to peak the interest of Americans across the generations?” asks Tony Fama, who hosts the all-new Sunday morning retrospective series presented by AXS TV. And his question is answered by the likes of Kathrine Switzer, Sam Donaldson, Tom Brokaw, and many others. LOS ANGELES (May 21, 2020) – AXS TV presents an insightful look back…Read More

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