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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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September 2019

September 8, 2019 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
Newcastle, United Kingdom

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, with over 55,000 runners, celebrities and athletes taking part. This year’s event is on Sunday 8th September 2019 and 261 Fearless Club UK are pleased to announce that we are offering YOU the chance to come and run for our 261 Fearless Team GNR, be a part of this special event and have the exclusive chance to meet Kathrine Switzer.

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September 14, 2019 at 11:00 amSeptember 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Boulevard de l'Europe
Dunkerque, 59240 France

This is a photo from the June 2019 opening of the Kathrine Switzer Stadium track, they opened it when it was finished so the public could use it, and it was opened by these young children running a 100 meter relay around the track all wearing 261 bibs. Photo credit is Jean Louis Burnot. The City of Dunkirk (France) will honor American long-distance running pioneer and United States Women’s Hall of Famer Kathrine Switzer on September 14-15, 2019 when the…

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BMW Berlin Marathon

September 29, 2019

September 27-29 BMW Berlin Marathon Friday, September 27, 3-6 PM:  Exclusive Pre-Berlin Marathon Airbnb Experience with Kathrine Switzer, registration required, limited audience.  Link to register here Saturday, September 28, 11 AM-1 PM:  Meet & Greet and 5K Shakeout Run with Kathrine and international runners from 261 Fearless Community, followed by coffee. Link to the Facebook Event here. Sunday, September 29: Race Day!  Join us at the 261 Fearless cheer station at the 37 km. mark.

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October 2019

October 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm6:30 pm
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial Access Rd
Arlington, VA United States

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (ET) US Marine Corps Memorial Park in Arlington, Virginia Join Kathrine Switzer and 261fearlessclubdcmetro for an easy Shakeout Run/Walk with start and finish at Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Experience what it will be like to run or walk near the finish line of the Marine Corps Marathon which will be setting up for the event! Our 261 Fearless coaches will help Kathrine lead the group! Runners will run…

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October 27, 2019
Washington, DC, US

Come join me and our 261 Fearless runners at some of these public events or come see us at the Expo and say hi! Friday Oct. 25: 5:30-6:30pm: 261 Shakeout Run at Iwo Jima Memorial Saturday Oct. 26th: 4:30-5pm: Tell Her She Can Panel Discussion “Tell Her She Can” - What It Means To Be A 261 Club Director @ Champps Kitchen and Bar 1201 South Joyce Street C10, Arlington 27th: Marathon Day, Marathon Start @7:55am  

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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. https://www.261fearless.org/movetheworld/

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London Marathon 40th Anniversary

August 2, 2020

Hi Friends! A massive 40th anniversary for us!   August 3, 1980: The Avon London International Women’s Marathon, with 27 countries and 5 continents represented, exceeded the International Olympic Requirements for the inclusion of a new event, and 7 months later the International Olympic Committee voted in the first Women’s Olympic Marathon for the 1984…

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Talk with Trace Podcast

August 1, 2020

It was amazing to do a podcast with THE Tracey Thomas on her very popular Australian  TALK WITH TRACE program. We were both stunned and delighted to get 9500 listeners on the first day alone, a record! So tune in, world, and let’s put her over the top and keep empowering girls and women everywhere…

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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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