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Kathrine Switzer: 50 Years On

Fifty years after the attempt to bundle her out of the BAA Boston Marathon as an unauthorised entrant — a woman — running pioneer Kathrine Switzer will take part in the 121st BAA Boston Marathon on 17 April. This time, she will be joined by 114 women and seven men from 20 counties who are…Read More

Kathrine & 261 Fearless in China, December 2016

Kathrine Switzer was invited to China to be an a special 261 Fearless Ambassador for the 30,000 strong Guangzhou Marathon.  The media, and runners everywhere, loved the message of running making you fearless. Here is a video clip that reached millions of people during her visit. Watch Exclusive Video from China    Read More

Running With Kathrine

The old saying “what goes around comes around” can sneak up on you at any moment. In 2007, I had convinced the Bermuda Track and Field Association to create the Bermuda Triangle Challenge (BTC) by allowing runners to compete in Friday’s Front Street Mile, Saturday’s 10K and either the marathon or half-marathon on Sunday. The…Read More

THE 261 FEARLESS MOVEMENT, by Lisa Jackson, Women’s Running Magazine UK

Once upon a time, less than 50 years ago, women weren’t allowed to run marathons as it was feared that they’d prove much too arduous for us delicate ladies. Kathrine Switzer changed all that when, in 1967, she entered the then all-male Boston Marathon under the name KV Switzer. She was wearing bib number 261…Read More

BREAKING NEWS! 261® Fearless Ambassador program

Soon you will have more opportunities to be active in the 261® Fearless Movement.  We are launching our 261® Fearless Ambassador program mid to late April 2015.  We are enlisting women who find solace, strength and freedom in running or walking. We need role models, communicators, supporters and friends who have the ability to stand…Read More