Second Sundays at Round Hill: Kathrine Switzer

November 12th, 2017 4:00 PM   through   5:00 PM
Round Hill Community Church
395 Round Hill Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
United States
Phone: 203-869-1091
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Iconic athlete, sports and social advocate, author, and Emmy award-winning television commentator, Kathrine Switzer will be sharing her experiences at Round Hill Community Church as part of the “Faith & Culture: Conversations that Drive Action” program series. We invite you to join us for this exciting conversation. Book signing and reception to follow.

Switzer was the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. She has been honored widely for her achievements, including being inducted into the USA National Women’s Hall of Fame, for creating positive social change. The ramifications of her work are both joyful and profound, changing forever the face of sports, health and opportunities for women around the world.

Kathrine Switzer is relentless in her efforts to empower millions of women beyond the finish line, now through the recently created non-profit, “261 Fearless, Inc.” She ran the Boston Marathon again in 2017, 50 years after she first challenged the rules and ran the prestigious event. In doing so, Kathrine broke yet another barrier in a lifetime of breaking barriers, and simultaneously celebrated 50 years of women’s athletics and social achievement.

Sports history changed in 1967 when she officially registered and finished that famous race. It was still a men’s only event in those days and Switzer’s entry created a worldwide uproar when the race director attacked her mid-stride and tried to tear off her bib numbers and remove her from the event, because she was a woman. The photo of this incident flashed around the globe and became one of Time-Life’s “100 Photos that Changed the World.” Switzer is an Emmy award-winning TV commentator and has covered the Olympic Games, World and National Championships as well as hundreds of other events.

   

Second Sundays at Round Hill are interactive, interview-style forums designed to encourage lively conversations at the crossroads of faith and culture. Our guests have been chosen for their demonstrated ability to stimulate thought and inspire us to act for the common good.


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