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"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."

— Kathrine Switzer

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Kathrine Switzer, long been one of running’s most iconic figures, is knownwas not just for breaking barriers but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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An acclaimed speaker who addresses corporations, business conferences, fund-raisers, universities and special interest groups with a message that goes far beyond running.

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Marathon Woman, Kathrine's best-selling book, is available now in an updated, special 50th anniversary celebratory edition. Signed copies available on her store.

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October 2018

October 28 at 8:00 am
Washington, DC, US

Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson are the celebrity guests for the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon  www.marinecorpsmarathon.com They will be at the expo at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center speaking and selling and signing their books Marathon Woman (Kathrine) and When Running Made History (Roger). Friday, Oct. 26: 10 AM-11:45: Roger & Kathrine at expo booth # 204 12- 12:45:  Runners Forum, on the expo floor; come listen 3:15-6:  at expo booth, # 204   Saturday (Expo opens at 8)…

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October 31 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Join us at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion for a night of inspiration with a special screening of THE HUMAN RACE, the directorial debut of Liz Vassey (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Two and a Half Men, ER, and The Tick). THE HUMAN RACE is an inspirational full-length documentary about six runners, all over the age of 50, as they each train for the biggest race of their lives. These six athletes cover quite the spectrum, from a father…

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November 2018

November 8 at 6:00 pmNovember 9 at 12:00 am
77 East Mill St
Akron, Ohio US
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November 29 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX United States

Join us on November 29, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm at the Trinity University Track, to hear from Game-Changing women about their empowering journey, experiences, and determination to inspire every girl to become a fearless woman. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend a reception following the event with all of the panelists, including Kathrine Switzer – the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. We invite VIP ticket holders to attend a private reception with…

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December 2018

December 1 at 9:30 amDecember 2 at 12:00 am
San Antonio, Texas US
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Bold and Untold by MAKERS

September 3, 2018

Look at this great video MAKERS made! A beautiful update!

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Days in life of Kathrine Switzer — a fearless woman

August 10, 2018

The ability for women to chase the their dreams can be attributed in part to Kathrine Switzer, the first official woman runner at the Boston Marathon. She continues to inspire others to see the boundaries that society sets for them as obstacles that they can shatter as they reach their full potential. Switzer said, “People…

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A Holiday Read Changed My Life

July 16, 2018

“My running buddy Lorrae Pratt McCullagh gave me a copy of Kathrine Switzer’s Marathon Woman in April 2015″, says Juliet Morris, 51, from Greenwich. By then we’d been running together in the woods and parks of London for about nine years, and loved the freedom and exhilaration that spending time in natural surroundings offered us. We often…

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"I always say that talent and capability is everywhere, all it needs is opportunity."

— Kathrine Switzer

Read it. Wear it. Believe it.

Marathon Woman

In honor of her running the Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of her first historic run in 1967, Kathrine's best-selling book Marathon Woman (DaCapo Press) is being re-launched in an updated edition that includes a new introduction directed to the women of 2017.

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Keep moving over 40

An indispensable and encouraging guide for every woman looking for a fun, easy and economical route to fitness & health.

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Tag it fearless

Wear it for a guaranteed P.R.! This pewter charm is not fine jewelry (although plenty of women wear it as a necklace); it’s designed to be put on your shoelace to go with you through miles of pounding the roads and trails, literally or figuratively.

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In 1967 Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon. Hear her tell the real story.

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Meet Kathrine

Kathrine Switzer has long been one of runnings most iconic figures. Because of her millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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