Are you fearless? Specifically, 261 Fearless?
The 2017 Boston Marathon is a landmark year. 50 years ago next April, women’s running pioneer Kathrine Switzer was the first women to run the Boston Marathon. If you don’t know the story (and you should if you are a runner), Switzer registered for the race as K.V. Switzer and lined up with all of the other runners at the 1967 Boston Marathon. During that time, women were not allowed to run marathons, and the angry race director chased her down two miles in trying to rip off her race bib. Kathrine Switzer wouldn’t let an upset race director stop her though, she went on to finish the marathon, while wearing the bib number, 261.
261 Fearless has become Kathrine’s flagship organization that’s all about empowering women to get out and run or walk. The global community is all about strong women who are fearlessly overcoming doubt and adversity in their healthy life pursuits. I’ve been blessed to be a 261 Fearless Ambassador since the start of the program just over a year ago.
Because of this big milestone with the 2017 Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer is inviting YOU to come out and run with her! That bib number she wore, 261 has given so many of us women strength to pursue our dreams because it shows that we too can be fearless! “It was YOU who told me that my old bib number, ‘261’ made you feel “fearless in the face of adversity.” Kathrine states in her post on why she is running the 2017 Boston Marathon.
Kathrine is thrilled that the Boston Athletic Association believes in the 261 Fearless mission so much that they have alloted a number of charity bibs. “We have your opportunity to be there, as part of our 261 Fearless Team, whether you are fast or slow, Boston-qualified or not,” Kathrine explained in her post. The perks of being a part of the team include great Reebok gear, gala just for the team pasta dinner, private busses to the start, a post-run party, gifts and so much more.
Best of all, you will get to stand side-by-side at the starting line of the Boston Marathon with Kathrine Switzer! Talk about an amazing opportunity that is truly once-in-a-lifetime! You will never get such a chance ever again!
So, here’s the details, head over here to apply to be a part of the 261 Fearless Team at the 2017 Boston Marathon. If you are accepted onto the team, you agree to raise a minimum amount of $7,261 for the 261 Fearless charity. If you have already been accept into the 2017 Boston Marathon, you can also apply to be a part of the team! Those who have a time qualified bib can enjoy the team perks by raising $2,261.
I love everything that 261 Fearless stands for and only wish I could join the team and especially Kathrine Switzer on April 17, 2017 in Boston. I can’t wait to see who joins the team, so I can cheer you all on!
Are you going to apply to run with Kathrine Switzer and 261 Fearless?