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261 Fearless Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: 261 Fearless

ORGANIZER: 261 Fearless

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Alison King

THE STORY:

Running the Boston Marathon has been a dream since I started running, after all it is an iconic event.

But most people only ever get a place in Boston by running a BQ, which for me is an hour off my fastest marathon (set before I became a mum).

Being a member of Team 261 Fearless is an amazing opportunity and I am so grateful to have been selected.

Not many people know that women's marathoning is still pretty  young.

It's 50 years since Kathrine entered and ran (defiantly), it was believed our uterus would fall out if we tried to run long distance. Can you believe it?!

More and more women are discovering running and the freedom it brings. Support me and not only are you helping me to achieve my dream, but you are helping other women to get running.

261 Fearless wrote -

261 Fearless, Inc. is a global non-profit organization founded by pioneer runner, Kathrine Switzer. 261 Fearless uses running as a vehicle to empower and unite women globally through the creation of communication platforms, clubs, training opportunities, ambassadors, merchandising and events. Through these networking opportunities, 261 Fearless breaks down the barriers of geography and creates a global community for women runners of all abilities to support and talk to each other, encouraging healthy living and a positive sense of self and fearlessness. 

It is the mission of 261 Fearless to bring active women together through a global supportive community – allowing fearless women to pass strength gained from running and walking onto women who are facing challenges and hence sparking a revolution of empowerment.  261 is the symbol that unites us as empowered runners and walkers. 

The 2017 Boston Marathon is the 50th Anniversary of Kathrine's historic run as the first woman to run the marathon, wearing an official race bib (261) in the all-male event.  She had to fend off an angry race director at mile two.  After finishing that race, Kathrine dedicated her life to providing opportunities around the world for women to run. 261 Fearless, Inc. is the legacy of inclusion and empowerment that she will pass to others.  All fundraisers on TEAM 261 FEARLESS will line up on the Boston Marathon start line with Kathrine to celebrate another half century of women running. Together, we celebrate fearlessness on the streets of Boston.

The funds raised will go to setting up global 261 Clubs, training programs, a powerful communications network and events so that women, many in fearful places, are made fearless by your efforts.   In particular, we need the ability to bring our 261 Club model of social, non-competitive running to women all over the world; we know creating the community of running women transforms them, and we need to get our training and support team out into the communities who need and want a club the most.

$7,282

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alison King

    $261

  • Deborah

    $26.10

  • Hilary Fraser

    $2,400

  • Alison

    $261

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Hilary Fraser

    $3,300

  • Hilary Fraser

    $700

  • Anonymous

    $214

  • Laura Backus

     

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100% Raised of $7,261 Goal

The Team: $863,273 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

THOMAS GILLIGAN

Amount Raised

$19,826

 

273% Raised of $7,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

261 Fearless

Amount Raised

$17,055

 

2% Raised of $1,000,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela Cusack

Amount Raised

$16,716

 

83% Raised of $20,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julianne Marley

Amount Raised

$15,584

 

102% Raised of $15,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gayle McMurry

Amount Raised

$15,511

 

129% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Seana Roubinek

Amount Raised

$14,300

 

119% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Lindsay

Amount Raised

$13,355

 

134% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Reffel

Amount Raised

$13,002

 

260% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Laura Backus

Laura Backus

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $214

2 years ago

Hilary Fraser

Hilary Fraser

DONATION: $700

2 years ago

Hilary Fraser

Hilary Fraser

DONATION: $3,300

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Alison was my running my buddy when she lived in New Zealand. I want to see her make it to Boston. 2 years ago

Alison

Alison

DONATION: $261

For my dad who was fearless and gave me my first running memory as a 7-year-old. 2 years ago

Hilary Fraser

Hilary Fraser

DONATION: $2,400

To my inspiring daughter 2 years ago

Deborah

Deborah

DONATION: $26.10

2 years ago

Alison King

Alison King

DONATION: $261

2 years ago