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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 31, 2018 at 1:00 pmNovember 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
320 West 57th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY United States

In the 1960s and ‘70s, female endurance athletes were either treated as second class citizens or barred entirely from participating in the world’s great marathons. But, at the 1972 New York City Marathon, six women gathered at the starting line to challenge that unequal treatment. For ten minutes, the women staged a sit-down strike, refusing to begin the race. A photo of the protest, published in a big New York Times spread, sent shockwaves through the running world and set…

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October 31, 2018 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, 2018 at 6:00 pmNovember 9, 2018 at 12:00 am
77 East Mill St
Akron, Ohio US
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November 29, 2018 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, 2018 at 8:30 am11:30 am

RUN & SUPPORT our 261 Friends Team and the brand new 261 Fearless Club Texas Hill Country at the Humana Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon in San Antonio! Register now to participate in this special virtual event. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a 261 Fearless bib and run with us simultaneously from wherever you are located. Then share your pictures and videos with us so we can live this experience together! 🗓 When? Dec 1, 2018 at 7.30am for…

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Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

April 17, 2019

Thousands of women ran in the Boston Marathon this year, but back in 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer was the only woman on the course. Her decision to participate in the marathon that morning sparked a social revolution that has given women across the world the motivation to run for over 50 years. In 1967, Switzer…

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Boston Marathon SHE-RO, Kathrine “KV” Switzer

April 6, 2019

Coaches Julie Sapper and Lisa Reichmann provide individualized coaching to runners of all levels throughout the U.S. Hear their tips and tricks for running farther, faster, and stronger. After running the Boston Marathon 25 times collectively, Julie and Lisa, along with weekly guests, provide tips for training and racing the Boston Marathon. While specific to…

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Kathrine, Switzer la primera mujer en correr oficialmente un maratón: “El running es un gran ejemplo de igualdad”

April 4, 2019

Amediados de diciembre del 1966, y mientras trotaban bajo una feroz tormenta de nieve, Kathrine Switzer tuvo una fuerte discusión con su veterano entrenador, Arnie Briggs. Por aquel entonces, Switzer tenía 19 años, estudiaba periodismo deportivo en la Universidad de Siracusa, Nueva York, y, como la institución no tenía disciplinas deportivas para mujeres, ella practicaba…

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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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