Kathrine Switzer Accepted to Run 2017 Boston MarathonKathrine Switzer Official Acceptance into 2017 Boston Marathon


Calling All Runners with a 2017 Boston Marathon® Qualified Race Bib

You too can be part of 261 Fearless and Kathrine Switzer Celebrations!

There is only one 50th anniversary. The 261 Fearless organization is proud to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime: to run the Boston Marathon with the legendary Kathrine Switzer on the 50th anniversary of her 1967 breakthrough race, which changed running for all of us. This experience is something you will treasure forever. 

More than 100 women and men have been selected to TEAM 261 FEARLESS BOSTON to run with Invitational bibs and raise funds for 261 Fearless, Inc.  This Team enjoys camaraderie, support in the journey to the start with Kathrine and will participate in weekend celebrations of 50 years of Women Running Boston.

We invite runners who have 2017 Boston Marathon Bibs issued by the Boston Athletic Association to join us in the celebrations.  To be invited on the Team and enjoy the team perks, you must commit to raising $2,261 for 261 Fearless by April 15, 2017.

By joining us, you also can be assured that your contribution will pass on Kathrine’s  legacy of empowering women globally through running with the 261 Fearless non-profit organization.  Running has transformed you—now you can transform others.

Here are just a few of your tremendous benefits:

  • Ability to line up at the Start with Kathrine Switzer (In a charity wave)
  • VIP entrance to all 261 Fearless functions: gala pre-race pasta reception; personal meet and greets with Kathrine over the weekend; wow of post-race party
  • Private bus with toilet to starting area. (Runners only)
  • Special waiting/ warm up area at race start in Hopkinton
  • Special cheering section for family and friends (Location TBD)
  • Access to special female-specific training plan by well-respected Coach Susan Hurley and up to 4 live motivational online conferences with Kathrine
  • Support in fundraising!
  • Supportive online forum for Team 261 Fearless runners only
  • Race swag and exclusive gifts from 261 Fearless and our partners
  • Being a part of making history!

Applications are due prior to Monday, February 20, 2017. All submissions require a US$50.00, non-refundable donation to the 261 Fearless, Inc.  

Applicants selected to run on behalf of 261 Fearless will be notified by Friday, February 24, 2017


*Please note that due to the anticipated large volume of requests for just a limited number of Team spots, all applications will be reviewed and considered but are not guaranteed placement on Team 261 Fearless.

For any questions please contact our Team 261 Fearless coordinator: bm50@261fearless.org