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Participating in a running event – actually pinning on a bib number, stepping up to the starting line, and running or walking the distance is a challenge that is guaranteed to give every woman an empowering experience.


261 Fearless Events and 261 Fearless Partner Events offer our 261 Fearless members and runners a great opportunity to meet, to exchange and to celebrate the joy of running. 

In alignment with our 261 Fearless mission, these events are about camaraderie and supporting each other. It isn't about rivalry and competing with others - it's about challenging yourself, achieving personal goals and experience the wonderful feeling crossing. 

May 28, 2017 | Tipton St John, Devon, UK

Women Can Marathon

The Women Can Marathon in Tipton St John, Devon, on 28 May 2017 has been named the first UK partner event for 261 Fearless, Inc. This race was inspired by Kathrine’s story. The race organisers wanted to honour her achievements and create an inclusive running event for all women, to celebrate that Women Can run. The 50th anniversary of Kathrine’s historic run co-incides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the community owned playing field in Tipton St John. 1967 was therefore the foundation of outdoor sport in this East Devon village. To mark these two occasions this exciting new running event for women has been launched.

The inaugural Women Can marathon will be held on Sunday 28 May 2017. It starts and finishes on the community playing field in Tipton St John. The course is almost entirely off road and travels through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Devon and part of the South West Coast Path on the Jurassic World Heritage Site. The event is also open to Nordic walkers and teams of runners too. 


May 13, 2017 | Seneca Falls, USA

Right to Run 16K/5K

Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K is 261 Fearless’ fourth North American Partner Event and takes place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Mother’s Day Weekend – in Seneca Falls. "This race is a true celebration of female empowerment. When I learned of this run taking place in the historic town that is known as the Birthplace of Women’s Rights, I knew a partnership with 261 Fearless would be the perfect fit,” said Switzer. “I’m very excited to be returning for the 2nd annual event!”

Runners have the option of registering to run a 5K or 19K, both of which are USATF (USA Track & Field) certified. Proceeds from the run will benefit the National Women’s Hall of Fame’s fundraising campaign to rehabilitate and transform the historic Seneca Knitting Mill into the Center for Great Women, the future home of the Hall.


May 27, 2017 | Bregenz, Austria

Bodensee Frauenlauf  5 & 10K

The Bodensee Frauenlauf has become one of the most important and most popular running events in the western part of Austria. And with more then 5.000 participants this running party presents itself as one of the biggest in middle Europe. 

What makes this women’s only race so special: the course runs along the Bodensee and offers a wonderful view over this beautiful landmark. The whole weekend is not about competition - it’s about celebrating women. After the race participants enjoy an unforgettable party on the main square - where ever woman is going to be celebrated for what she has achieved. 

The Bodensee Frauenlauf became the first official 261 Fearless Partner Event in continental Europe. On May 27 it will host 261 Club members from Austria, Germany and Switzerland - including Kathrine Switzer who will run the 5K race. 

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When women run, they are transformed.  Running empowers them and makes them feel fearless, and this sense of strength resonates in everything they do. Women welcome the opportunity to take a challenge. Capability is everywhere; it only needs an opportunity.

261 Fearless Inc. welcomes events that wish to create opportunities for women and motivate them to take on challenges that enhance their lives.

If you wish to create a Branded 261 Fearless Event or 261 Fearless Partner Event for women—for example a race, a seminar series, or a running expo, we offer licensing opportunities, guidance, promotional support and reach to a global community of women. Naturally, to be awarded naming rights, 261 events and partner events are scrupulously regulated to meet 261 Fearless standards of safety, quality and to reflect our core values.  

261 and 261 Fearless are trademark-protected brands, with registrations in the United States and throughout the world. Please note: Any use of these brands without the express written authorization from 261 Fearless, Inc. for each such use is strictly prohibited. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us!

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