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Athlete. Activist. Author.

"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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August 2020

August 26 at 7:30 pm8:30 pm

Hi all! I will be speaking to the Achilles International St. Louis Chapter on Zoom on August 26th at 7:30pm EST doing some fun questions and answers about running and how to keep active during this global pandemic! Sign up information TBA!

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September 2020

September 7September 14

VIRTUAL: FROM  SEPTEMBER 7  – SEPTEMBER 14  LIVE: On September 12th @9am and September 13th @9am  CELEBRATE THE JOY OF RUNNING and experience the global connection of the 261 Fearless community - together!  Move with us, be part of our supportive, non-judgmental group and ignite a spark in women around the globe! Women & Men, Girls & Boys: All are welcome to participate! Choose your own distance, time, location and whether you would like to run or walk. While this…

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September 7September 15

THE BOSTON MARATHON EXPO IS COMPLETELY VIRTUAL AND IS NOW OPEN! Featuring 261 Fearless Game Changers, Kathrine and Many Others. Check it out! www.bostonmarathonexpo.com  Kathrine and the 261 Fearless Team have 5 appearances at the expo, including participation on the Main Stage, which is located on the Expo homepage. There you will find more than 40 hours of education, inspiration and discussions with champions, legends, and information from the best names in the running and fitness world. Here is our…

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September 12 at 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Friends! After you Move the World on Saturday morning September 12th, please join me that evening from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT for the  Mohonk Preserve Annual Benefit Auction & Livestream Event. Mohonk is near my New York home, it is a gift to the world and my wondrous running sanctuary. Join me as we work to protect it's fragile ecosystem. Tickets start at $10 and you can even bid on dinner with me at the famous Mohonk House and a…

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September 15 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Please join us—it’s free!--at the Boston Public Library in partnership with the WGBH Forum Network for an online Lowell Lecture with Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports. BPL President David Leonard will moderate this program, which is part of our "Arc of History: Contested Perspectives" series. This conversation is also part of the esteemed Lowell Lecture series at the Boston Public library. To register, please visit this link. In her book, Switzer describes how she registered to compete, saying, “there was…

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RBG

September 20, 2020

Dear Friends, our hearts are broken with the news of  the death of  Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She was a giant of justice.  Yes, she is an idol to me because as the second woman ever to be appointed to the Supreme Court, she paved the way for women’s equality before the law.  She knew from personal…

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Move the World is a Hit!!

September 14, 2020

Wow, friends, we had a great kick off for 261 Fearless Move the World Saturday in Wellington, New Zealand on a perfect day with a gathering of all kinds of men and women, and even little kiddies, most of whom didn’t know each other, but what fun the occasion was to meet new friends, share…

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Mohonk Preserve Live Auction

September 8, 2020

Friends! After you Move the World on Saturday morning September 12th, please join me that evening from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT for the  Mohonk Preserve Annual Benefit Auction & Livestream Event. Mohonk is near my New York home, it is a gift to the world and my wondrous running sanctuary. Join me as we work…

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

— Kathrine Switzer

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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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