News & Events


Message from Kathrine: Association with 261WM in Mallorca

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you probably know,  the 261 Fearless movement has in the last five months been legally constituted as a non-profit corporation. This is very good news, and has already opened up some exciting relationships and developments for us. However, it has not been possible to reach an equitable arrangement with Sports…Read More

Penny Takes Palma Path In 100 Marathons Mission, North West Evening Mail

IN her tireless pursuit of completing 100 marathons, Hoad Hill Harriers veteran Penny Moreton flew to Palma, Mallorca to take part in the 261 Women’s Marathon. Organised by American author, TV commentator and Boston Marathon history-maker Kathrine Switzer, this event is the only women’s marathon in Europe. Staged as part of the International Women’s Day…Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Women’s Running UK

To mark International Women’s Day, WR Editor-in-Chief Christina Macdonald reflects on the amazing women who have inspired her to achieve her own goals in life Today is International Women’s Day, so my thoughts are turning to female role models I’ve admired over the years, as well as been inspired by. Some are athletes and celebrities…Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Be Fearless, Be Free, Be Grateful This Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. This day we celebrate the achievements of women with a day of action: more than talk, we will DO. For me, it’s also a day I happily reflect on my mantra: Be Fearless, Be Free, Be Grateful. Our…Read More

Hearst Magazine’s “Empowering Women” interview with Kathrine

Wow, I’m thrilled to be interviewed on the amazing new site “Empowering Women” at Hearst Magazine!  They wanted to know the background of the 261 Women’s Marathon in Mallorca, but got more than they expected!  I hope you enjoy it! Kathrine Switzer : marathon woman …Switzer crossing the finish line in ’67 was a seminal…Read More

261 Women’s Marathon and 10K to take place on 8 March 2015 in Palma de Mallorca

2nd Edition of event inspired and backed by Kathrine Switzer calls women globally to challenge themselves on International Women’s Day The Palma de Mallorca tourist board has announced the second annual 261 Women’s Marathon and 10K, the only women’s marathon in Europe, will take place in the city on 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day. Registration…Read More

Kathrine Switzer Launches Race Series: The pioneer intends to spark a global female running boom, Runner’s World, by Michelle Chang

Stand among the throngs of runners at any race in the United States, and you’ll be surrounded by women. Indeed, according to Running USA’s State of the Sport report, 56 percent of all U.S. race finishers in 2012 were female. Outside of North America, however, the scene changes. While women’s running has made big strides, especially…Read More

Frauen Power in Palma, Fit For Life, article by Ursula Thomas-Stein, Feb 2014

Wer bisher einen Frauen-Marathon laufen wollte – Elite ausgenommen –, musste entweder zwölf Stunden nach San Francisco!iegen oder ebenso lange nach Nagoya in Japan. Ab März wird die Anreise kürzer als der Lauf: In zwei Flugstunden gehts zur Premiere des «261 Women’s Marathon» in Palma de Mallorca. Die entscheidende Frage gleich zu Beginn: Braucht es wirklich einen…Read More

Kathrine and 261 Women’s Marathon in Elle Magazine Blogpost Spain

La vida de Kathrine Switzer (Amberg, Alemania, 1947) cambió la fría mañana del 19 de abril de 1967. Estudiante de periodismo de la Universidad de Siracusa, en Nueva York, se había inscrito con su apellido y sólo las iniciales de su nombre, K.V., en la maratón de Boston, la más antigua, la más prestigiosa y…Read More

Christine Runs: 261 Women’s Marathon in Palma de Mallorca honours Kathrine Switzer

The Sherbrooke Record, Christine Runs Column, By Christine Blanchette “I’m very proud that my old bib number has evolved over time to become a symbol for overcoming a challenge and now have this wonderful race for women named after it!” -Kathrine Switzer, first-ever woman to officially complete the Boston Marathon In the sporting world, very few…Read More