An Evening with Kathrine Switzer
||GPRC, GPRC Theatre
||Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Kathrine Switzer will always be best known as the woman who challenged the all-male tradition of the Boston Marathon and became the first woman to officially enter and run the event. Her entry created an uproar and worldwide notoriety when a race official tried to forcibly remove her from the competition. A world-renowned speaker, Katherine's story inspires women and men of all ages to meet the challenges in their lives.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Reception and book signing to follow.
Tickets $20 at the Crystal Centre Box Office
Switzer first launched the hardcover edition of MARATHON WOMAN in April, 2007 on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of her first running the Boston Marathon. In April, 2008, MARATHON WOMAN won the Billie Award for journalism for its inspiring portrayal of women in sports. Switzer first changed history in 1967 when she joined the then all-male Boston Marathon and finished, after being attacked by the race director and nearly thrown out. She went on to run 37 marathons, won the New York City Marathon and led the drive to get the women's marathon into the Olympic Games. As a leader, athlete and woman, Switzer continues to inspire people everywhere. She tells her story in MARATHON WOMAN.