Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Girls Night with Kathrine Switzer & Molly Barker (Oct 9)

It's been an honor for me to meet some true visionaries of women's running, inspirations that have empowered generations of women.  We welcome you to listen, learn and talk with two of the greats - Kathrine Switzer and Molly Barker. On October 9th at 7:00 pm join us for Girls Night: Powerful Stories from Fearless Women, before the NU Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon

In an informal gathering for women at Hartford Hilton Downtown, we will hear their powerful stories first-hand and enjoy a meet and greet, light supper provided.  There is limited seating for the event, tickets are $20 and available for purchase at http://shophartfordmarathon.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=379

We recently talked about Kathryn Switzer on the blog (see "How Far We've Come: http://hartfordmarathon.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-far-weve-come.html).  Best known for pioneering the official entrance of women into the marathon in the late 1960’s, Kathryn's iconic 1967 run in the then all-male Boston Marathon set historic change in motion.  Since then, she has continued to inspire women athletes as a sports and social advocate, author and Emmy award-winning television commentator.
Kathrine Switzer at the 1967 Boston Marathon,Photo credit AP Images/Harry Trask

Molly Barker started the
Girls on the Run program in 1996
Molly Barker founded Girls on the Run in 1996 with a vision to provide pre-adolescent girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths, teaching life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. What started with 13 girls in North Carolina has now been spread to nearly 800,000 in 47 states and in Canada.   Girls on the Run uses running to inspire and motivate, encourage lifelong health and fitness and build girls' confidence through accomplishment.

We look forward to seeing you there and welcome you to share your stories and questions for Kathrine and Molly.

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