2019 Celebration of Aging with Kathrine Switzer!

261 was her bib number, and now the name of her nonprofit dedicated to woman runners.

261 was her bib number, and now the name of her nonprofit dedicated to woman runners.

Our 2019 Celebration of Aging is Tuesday, March 26 at the Riverside Convention Center with guest speaker Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially compete and complete the Boston Marathon in 1967 — at a time when women were barred from the event. Read about her barrier breaking run in the New York Times.

Tickets are $60 pp or $550 for a table of ten.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, noon -1:30
Location: Riverside Convention Center

Register and pay securely online. 

Submit a nomination for the Eli Rudin Second Half Hero Award. 

Submit a nomination for the Carter Catlett Williams Award for Excellence in Aging or Long-term Care Services


                    

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The year was 1967. The setting – the all-male Boston Marathon.
All-male, until one woman, Kathrine Switzer, changed history and revolutionized women’s running.

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially enter and finish the Boston Marathon wearing bib number 261.
Officials tried to physically remove her from the course. But she persisted!

In 2017, Kathrine, at age 70, she ran Boston again – along with 13,392 other women!
Her nonprofit, 261 Fearless, is a global social running network for women.  

Lifespan is pleased to bring Kathrine Switzer to Rochester on Tuesday, March 26 for our Celebration of Aging luncheon. Lifespan’s Celebration of Aging annually brings 1,700 people to the Convention Center to hear from a role model for positive, productive aging.