261 Fearless, Inc.
261 Fearless, Inc. is a global non-profit organization founded by pioneer runner Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run and finish the Boston Marathon.
Through local 261 running clubs, education opportunities, communication platforms, events and merchandising, 261 Fearless empowers and unites women around the world, breaking down the barriers of geography and creating a global community for women runners of all abilities to support and talk to each other, encouraging healthy living, a positive sense of self and fearlessness.
Thanks to substantial fundraising through the Boston Marathon, our Boston area clubs are receiving special financial support. Funds raised through the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program will go towards local 261 Club, supporting Club education and outreach which in turn helps women to become empowered through running.
261 Fearless is both grateful and proud to be an official Charity Partner of the 2019 Boston Marathon, and we welcome both invitational and time-qualified runners on our Charity Team.
For 261 Fearless Charity Team members, the experience is more than running a marathon. We provide a supportive environment the moment runners join the team to far beyond the finish line. Fundraising and training support, monthly team calls, team gear, and Marathon weekend festivities that extend both before and after the race are all features of Team 261 Fearless membership. You are not just a runner for 261, you are part of the extended 261 global network that is empowering women all around the world!