Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your support as I train to run the Boston Marathon for 261 Fearless on April 15, 2019. I'm honored to be running for such a worthy cause that empowers women and creates opportunities for them to find their strength through running and walking. As you can see from my pictures, I have the best running support network a girl could ask for! And if you stage donuts at the end of an early morning long run, I will be forever grateful :)
As many of you know, I wrote a picture book titled HER FEARLESS RUN: KATHRINE SWITZER'S HISTORIC BOSTON MARATHON (releasing 4/2/19) which showcases the amazing Kathrine Switzer, the founder of 261 Fearless. As a writer and a runner, I'm so happy to be able to share her story with the next generation of strong girls. Follow my training on my blog: www.KimChaffee.com/ThisWriterRunsBoston or search for the hashtag #ThisWriterRunsBoston on social media.
261 Fearless is a global non-profit that uses running as a vehicle to empower and unite women, breaking down the barriers of geography, and creating a community of women runners of all abilities to support and encourage one another with 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 funds raised will provide grants for low income women to travel to and attend 261 Fearless leadership and education courses. Funds will also 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.