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261 Fearless Team NYC 2023

Your donation supports our 261 Fearless global programs to empower women through running. The 261 Fearless education programs provide women, independent of their professional or educational background, access to knowledge about women’s running and health, leadership skills, and business acumen necessary for managing a local non profit.  

Specific education programs we deliver:

- Business Training: women learn to set up their own local non profits with the aim to offer local running opportunities for women 

- Coaches Education: provides knowledge and hands on experience to help women learn how to lead women’s running groups and become healthy role models within their communities   

- Public education tools: offer basic know-how about and inspiration for women’s running and women’s empowerment.

To deliver the 261 running program to women local, the global 261 Fearless Club Network team supports local 261 Club Directors throughout the life cycle of their local non profits. Currently, there are 261 Fearless Clubs in 13 countries on five continents. Learn more about 261 Fearless at www.261fearless.org unite women globally to gain personal empowerment and good health through running.We use running as a vehicle to empower and unite women through education programs and the creation of women’s only local running clubs.

Through these opportunities, 261 Fearless Inc. breaks down barriers such as:  geography and isolation, misconceptions about running and physical activity, and lack of opportunity. 

261 Fearless Inc. creates a global, social running network for women of all abilities and backgrounds to support and communicate with each other, encouraging healthy living and a positive sense of self- esteem and fearlessness.

The Organization:
Kathrine Switzer (Board Chair) and Edith Zuschmann (CEO & President) founded the globally serving, US based 501(c)3 non-profit organization 261 Fearless Inc. in 2015.

Currently, a core global Team of 11 women and men, located in the US and in Europe, are working on short and long term projects within 261 Fearless Inc. that enable women to take personal responsibility for healthy and sustainable change within their lives.

About "261"
: 261 is the bib number Kathrine Switzer wore in the 1967 Boston Marathon - a marathon during which she needed to overcome her fear when the race director attacked her for being a female in a ‘mens-only’ race. She decided to keep running and finished the race. Through her fearlessness, she became the first woman to officially register and run this historic marathon. Switzer went on to revolutionize women’s running and continues to be a game changer today.


education, women'sempowerment, KathrineSwitzer, Women'srunning, NewYorkCityMarathon, Women'seducation, Womencoaches, Globalwomenrunningnetwork


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