Established in 2015, 261 Fearless Inc. is a global non-profit organization founded by pioneer runner Kathrine Switzer (Board Chair) and Edith Zuschmann (CEO & President). We use running as a vehicle to empower and unite women through the creation of local non-competitive running clubs, education programs, communication platforms and social running events.
We aim to break down the barriers of geography and create a global community for women runners of all abilities to support, encourage, and inspire each other towards a positive sense of self and fearlessness. 261 Fearless Clubs can be found currently on five continents and there will be more soon.
261 Fearless Inc. is serving globally and based in the United States of America and has 501(c)3 tax exempt status. All financial and executive decisions are approved by a Board of Directors. Our funding comes from donations raised through Charity Programs in major US marathons; corporate supporters like adidas, our global sports apparel partner; private and corporate contributors and income from program fees.
Learn more about our work and the impact 261 Fearless has made locally and internationally.
261 and 261 Fearless are trademark-protected brands, with registrations in the United States and throughout the world. Please notice: Any use of these brands without the express written authorization from 261 Fearless, Inc. for each such use is strictly prohibited.
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