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Running Pioneer Kathrine Switzer Will Headline 'Women on the Move' Conference August 13-15, 2008 in Spearfish, SD
Date:4/1/2008

- Retreat in conjunction with Leading Ladies' Marathon and Half-Marathon - FREE LIVE Teleseminar with Kathrine Switzer on Tues., April 29 at 8:00 pm

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BOISE, Idaho, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's running pioneer Kathrine Switzer headlines an all-star staff for the Women on the Move Conference & Retreat planned for August 13-15, 2008 in Spearfish, South Dakota. The inaugural event, to be held at the historic Spearfish Canyon Lodge, is planned in conjunction with the premier all-woman Leading Ladies' Marathon and Half-Marathon scheduled for August 17 in Spearfish.

"The Women on the Move Retreat grew out of the amazing spirit of sisterhood of the Leading Ladies' Marathon," says Switzer, best known as the woman who challenged the all-male tradition of the Boston Marathon. "I can't think of a better race or place for the conference. The soaring beauty of the canyons, the bounding deer, the cascading waterfalls, and the fragrant pine forests will take your breath away."

In 1967, Switzer became the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon, and her entry created an uproar and worldwide notoriety when a race official tried to forcibly remove her from the race. Four decades later, Kathrine is still dedicated to creating opportunities and equal sport status for women. Her career has included creating programs in 27 countries for over 1 million women that led to the inclusion of the women's marathon as an official event in the Olympic Games.

The Women on the Move Conference begins on Wednesday, August 13 with an opening run, dinner, and keynote address by Switzer. Thursday and Friday will feature invigorating, informative, and inspiring roundtable discussions and seminars, delicious meals at the Latchstring Restaurant, fellowship with other women athletes, a private tour of the Leading Ladies' Marathon course, conference goodies, and much more.

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