261 Fearless Club Los Angeles was launched at the Pasadena Senior Center in January 2020 to empower senior women to become and stay active.
This fearless and successful beginning has enabled and inspired us to reach out to women of all ages and all abilities, 18 years and up.
Our weekly, one-hour activity programs are guided by Certified 261 Coaches and supported by welcoming and experienced members.
Our meetings are from 2–3 pm every Tuesday. Our meeting location varies, including the Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena City points of interest, Pasadena parks, and the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Arroyo and trails. Locations are posted on Strava or please feel free to email Coach Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is to engage and support women of all backgrounds and abilities to get active and stay healthy. We provide education and a welcoming, safe space for women to learn, move and have fun. We are non-judgmental, non-competitive and nonperformance-based. We encourage the social running, rather than speed or distance. We teach good technique and provide cutting-edge information on women’s health. We welcome walkers and runners.
261 Fearless Los Angeles is a local, nonprofit organization and is part of the 261 Fearless, Inc. global network. We invite and encourage women interested in becoming coaches or learning to establish their own clubs to visit 261 Fearless.
Those interested in supporting our efforts for women’s health may donate at 261 Fearless. We cannot thank you enough for your support!
Please feel free to contact Coach Pat at email@example.com.
We are a female-specific running community that focuses on the fun, social, non-competitive side of running. We provide a safe, friendly and fun environment for women to run together. It's a great way to get fit and make new friends while you're at it. Building a community of support is just as important as getting out and moving.
Taking the first step as a new runner/walker can be overwhelming and intimidating. Many women find that a supportive place like our 261 Fearless Club is a great place to start. For more experienced runners, we offer a space where you can complement your own training while you encourage and inspire women new to the sport. Women of all abilities train together, support and encourage each other through running inspired activities and games. It is a revolution of women's empowerment, allowing fearless women to pass their strength gained through running to others.
In the moment when she felt like giving up and she was full of fear, Kathrine Switzer moved fearlessly ahead. She proved what women are able to achieve on April 19, 1967 when she officially ran the Boston Marathon as the first woman wearing the bib number 261. Back then, a woman running a marathon was unimaginable. Along the course, Kathrine was attacked by an angry official who wanted to forcefully remove her from the race - simply because she was a woman. It was in this moment when she decided to be fearless and went on. She moved on to become an advocate for women's running and enable us to pursue the sport today. The number 261 continues to be a symbol for FEARLESSNESS globally.
Experience the 261 Effect for yourself by coming to one of our meet runs. Show up at any group run and try for free. All you need is a pair of running shoes.
261 FEARLESS CLUB LOS ANGELES AT THE PASADENA SENIOR CENTER
COMFORTABLE CLOTHES. Just wear something you can move freely in, there’s no need for Lycra or technical fabrics. Layers are good so you can take them on or off according to how hot you feel.
Any brand and any age will do, dig out the sports shoes from the back of the cupboard. You can invest in a new pair once you’ve got started.
If you have one; our coaches will be able to advise you if you don’t. In the meantime, just wear the most supportive bra you have and perhaps a tight fitting vest too to give extra support.
Bring a waterproof coat and something dry to pull on afterwards.
Wear a hat and gloves, a light scarf can be a good idea too.
Grab a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen and a bottle of water.
No matter what your running ability or experience, you will be welcomed by your local 261 Club. We don’t mind how you look or what you wear, how much you sweat or how slow you go. We’ll help you with your running technique and set you on the path to years of running fun.
So many issues crop up when you begin running, no one will ever snigger at your questions. We’ll guide you through the basics of how to run, what to wear, how to stretch, the list goes on. No one expects you to know anything and everyone will be delighted to share their knowledge and personal experiences.
Our coaches receive high-quality training and ongoing education. We want you to enjoy healthy running and be able to get past the lung-busting first steps, so our coaches use games, drills and exercises specifically designed to help you run correctly, safely and injury free.
A 261 Club is a community of women who want to support and encourage each other to be healthy and active. You will be amazed at how much it helps to have others who believe you can do it and motivate and spur you on. We’ve all doubted ourselves and lacked confidence in the past. Let us guide and support you.
Joining our local club is just the beginning. It connects you to our global 261 Fearless community, which edu- cates and empowers women around the world. There are end- less opportunities and ways to be involved. Just be fearless and take the first step.
April 2022: 261 Fearless Club Los Angeles was featured on the cover and in a full-page article of the Arroyo Monthly.
May 2022: Coach Pat Winiecki participated in the 2022 National Senior Olympics, May 14-16, 2022, at Ft. Lauderdale, FL, winning an 8th Place Ribbon in the 800M https://nsga.com.
June 2022: 261 Fearless Club Los Angeles will participate in the Pasadena Senior Games 2022.
September 2022: San Diego Senior Olympics, qualifying games for the National Senior Games 2023. Road races: September 10-11, Lake Miramar, 10710 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.Track: September 18, Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111. https://www.sdseniorgames.org/
July 7-18, 2023: 2023 National Senior Games, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania https://nsga.com
261 Coaches are role models for other women to take the first step to a more active and healther life. As a 261 Coach you motivate, inspire and encourage women at your 261 Club Meet Run to step out of their comfort zone and to grow. All you need is loads of engagement and commitment to spark the passion for running in other women.