More About Kathrine Switzer
Iconic athlete, sports and social advocate, author, and Emmy award-winning television commentator, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. She has been honored widely for her achievements, most recently being inducted into the USA National Women’s Hall of Fame for creating positive social change. The ramifications of this work are both joyful and profound, changing forever the face of sports, health, and opportunities for women around the world and fearlessly empowering millions beyond the finish line.
You will get plenty of one-on-one time with Kathrine over the weekend as she will be hosting our welcome cocktail party, offering training runs and sharing her amazing stories with you. Each individual will receive an autographed copy of Kathrine’s book Marathon Woman, which won the Billie Award for journalism in 2008 for its inspiring portrayal of women in sports.
In addition to the Royal Parks Foundation Half-Marathon being a great race, it is also a special opportunity for you to run with and be inspired by one of running’s most iconic figures. Visit Kathrine’s website for more information: www.kathrineswitzer.com.