261 Fearless Club Empowering Women One Run At A Time

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio / Brooke McCarthy

BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Katherine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and decades later she's still inspiring women in the sport with her international non-profit, 261 Fearless Club.

Established in 2015, the organization uses running as a vehicle to empower and unite women through local non-competitive running clubs, education programs, communication platforms and social running events. The running club is currently setting the pace on five continents.

"We have women that just walk, we have women who are learning from walking to jogging to running and we have advanced runners. But together we all form a group and stay together." Club director Katina Wolfe told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy.

The meet-runs are open to women of all ages, all you need is a pair of running shoes. There are currently 261 run-clubs around the world including several right here in Massachusetts.

North Andover: Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 am North Andover Common Parking: on Osgood Street by Old Village Lane

Boston: Saturdays 8:00 - 9:00 am at Flour Bakery, 209 Cambridge Street in the Beacon Hill/West End area

Revere: Sundays 8:00 – 9:00 am SBA /Whelan Parking Lot, 107 Newhall Street

Dorchester: Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 am. Meet at Healthworks Community Fitness, 450 Washington Street.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports

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