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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 5, 2020 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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August 26, 2020 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 7, 2020September 14, 2020

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 7, 2020September 15, 2020

THE BOSTON MARATHON EXPO IS COMPLETELY VIRTUAL AND IS NOW OPEN! Featuring 261 Fearless Game Changers, Kathrine and Many Others. Check it out!  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, 2020 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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Meet me in New York June 11th!!

June 2, 2022

Meet me in New York New York, the city that never sleeps but sure does run! And celebrate–it’s the 50th anniversary of the famous ‘Mini 10k’, now the Mastercard Mini 10k. At 10AM, right after we finish the big run, we’re gathering at the adidas store, Fifth Avenue @ 48th St, to do a joint…

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NYRR’s History of Women in Leadership

May 31, 2022

NYRR has a history of women in leadership roles stretching back to our early days. Throughout our history, all of our leaders have worked and advocated for equal opportunities and recognition for women runners. In this year of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that paved the way for equal opportunities for…

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National Senior Games Torch Lighting

May 13, 2022

What an honor it is to be a torchbearer and to light the cauldron that opens the National Senior Games here in Fort Lauderdale!

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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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