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On the left is a historic black and white photo of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon with bib number 261, and on the right is a recent colour photo of her proudly holding bib number 261 and wearing a red sports top

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Schedule for the Boston Marathon® Weekend 201750th anniversary of the incident that changed our lives

261 Fearless & Kathrine Switzer: BOSTON MARATHON SCHEDULE

Dear 261 Friends!

We are about to be part of a unique and once in a life time celebration: The 50th anniversary of Kathrine running and finishing the Boston Marathon® - the incident that changed our lives and the lives of millions of women around the world. 

Join us for our celebration in Boston! 

Here is the schedule detailing when and where you can meet Kathrine and our 261 Fearless community:


FRIDAY, April 14

  • “EAT & RUN” - Open House @ AT&T store to Meet Kathrine

Get your picture with Kathrine, get her autograph, and purchase the 50th anniversary copy of her book, Marathon Woman. Be among the first to access AT&T’s official Boston Marathon® phone case. Taste delicious and healthy dishes from Chefs Carl Dooley of The Table, Josh Lewin of Juliet, and Brendan Pelley of Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar.

When: NOON to 2pm

Where: AT&T Store, 699 Boylston St. Boston

Who: Public event via a 261 Fearless Sponsor - we’d love you to come along and invite your 261 Club members to join you

Sign up for this event HERE


SATURDAY, April 15

  • B.A.A. Invitational Mile

Kathrine is going to hold multiple break-tapes for the finishers as the races conclude

When: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Boylston Street, Copley Square. Boston

Who: Open to all spectators 

  • Runners World Seminar - Kathrine Switzer presentation

When: 1-2pm

Where: 899 Boylston St. Boston

Who: Open to the public


  • Kathrine @ the adidas EXPO booth

Get your autograph and picture with Kathrine

When: 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Where: adidas booth @ the EXPO

Who: open to the public

  • BAA Seminar - Kathrine Switzer presentation

When: 3:30pm to 4:15pm 

Where: At the marathon Expo - Presentation Room TBD

Who: Public event 

  • World Premiere of the documentary, ‘BOSTON’  

When: 8pm

Where: The Boch Wang Theatre

Who: Invited guests and ticket holders (tickets must be bought before the event)


MONDAY, April 17


Feel the excitement on race day by joining the spectator crowd and watching the marathon alongside the course.  Come and celebrate Kathrine! Make the cheers for the 261 Fearless Team the loudest in Boston! Our runners will be easy to spot in their 261 Fearless adidas gear; they need your support and encouragement. Don’t miss these special, historic, Boston celebrations.



Kathrine and the 261 Fearless Boston Marathon® Team are running the streets of Boston on April 17th BUT even if you are not able to travel to Boston, YOU can be part of this historic and empowering race wherever you are in the world! 

261 Fearless will be giving you access to your very own bib number to wear on Boston Marathon® Day! We will be providing a link where you can print your own bib. Pin it proudly to your chest and run any distance in support of 261 Fearless on Marathon Monday. 

All we ask is that you take a picture of yourself and post it on your social media, using the hashtags:

 #261fearless, #261fearlessambassador, #Run261 #RunwithKathrine #261FearlessRunner and #BeFearlessBeFree. 

Here is the link to the bib number download.

Enjoy the celebration!

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