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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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November 2019

November 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm6:30 pm
West 67th Street and Central Park West
New York,

As always, I will be at the New York City Marathon, participating in a number of events for 261 Fearless and the NYRR, I hope you can join us at a few of them! Friday, Nov.1:  1pm: Team for Kids Treadmill Challenge at TCS NYC Marathon Expo at Javits Center 3pm: Drop by the TCS NYC Marathon Streakers reception at the Finish Line Pavilion! 6:30pm: The ever lovely Roger Robinson and I will be at the NYRR Night of Champions…

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November 15, 2019 at 8:00 amNovember 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, United States

Come join me at the Humana RnR Las Vegas expo with both Humana and 261 Fearless! I would love to get to meet you and take some pictures! Check out below where I will be this weekend, I would love to see you! Friday November 15: 1pm – 1:30pm: 261 Fearless Presentation on Stage 1:30pm – 2pm: 261 Fearless Booth 2pm – 4pm: Humana Booth Saturday Nov. 16: Noon-12:30: 261 Fearless stage presentation 12:30-1:00pm: Signing 261 Fearless booth  1-2pm: Signing…

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February 2020

February 4 at 6:00 pmFebruary 5 at 6:00 pm

“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 Tuesday 4 Feb, at 6 pm, they will be guests at the Manawatu Striders’ Super Sevens event.  This is a hugely popular community event with a small registration fee of $4 per person. On Wednesday 5 Feb, 6pm, they will be at Shoe Clinic on Broadway to talk about their books…

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July 2020

August 2020

August 5 at 4:00 pm5:00 pm

For the first time in history, every human being on the planet is involved in the same crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is humankind’s defining moment. How will we and our businesses not just survive, but thrive? To paraphrase Charles Dickens in 1859: “It was the worst of times, it was the best of times.” Who are the people who will thrive? They are persistent, determined, creative, nimble, and fearless. They never quit, and they change the world. This 45-minute talk…

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Motivation Monday with San Antonio Sports

August 25, 2020

I just got to do this fabulous interview with Mandy Adkins from San Antonio Sports! I got to share my thoughts about being active and healthy, especially during this difficult time. Physical activity gives you perspective; to get started, just put your shoes by the door, put them on and start with a walk to…

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Interview with Ultra Mami in Chile!

August 10, 2020

This message goes out especially  to our thousands of Hispanic friends:  How totally cool it was to do a TV interview in CHILE with the vivacious Leslie Barrenal from the Ultra Mami organization and Radio Lab Chile!  It is wonderful to see so many women from Chile are now running and realizing their power to…

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261 Fearless Running & Walking Series MOVE THE WORLD!

August 7, 2020

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.

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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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