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Girls on the Run Sweet 16 Events


  • The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Offices Drive Durham, NC, 27703 United States (map)

Sweet 16 Gala Dinner (Sold Out)

Saturday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. | The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, N.C.  | $100/person

Join us for a black-tie optional dinner gala to celebrate our Sweet 16 birthday. Ticket proceeds go directly to our Annual Scholarship Fund to help us ensure that every girl has access to our program - regardless of her family's ability to pay. We'll reflect on our accomplishments, honor our successes, recognize those whose contributions and support have been vital to our growth and success, and get inspired by our future dreams.

Kathrine Switzer, who made history in 1967 by officially registering for and finishing the Boston Marathon, will be the keynote speaker. Copies of Switzer's book "Marathon Woman" will be available for purchase and book signing.  Photo opportunities will be available.

Community Walk & Talk Featuring Kathrine Switzer

Sun., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. | The Frontier, Research Triangle Park, NC | $20 for adults; children 13 and under are free

Come hear Kathrine Switzer tell her remarkable story of perseverance, and how she has dedicated her life to advocating for women's sports participation throughout the world.  Her nonprofit foundation, 261 Fearless, is a global movement that empowers women through the vehicle of running.

Participants will listen to Switzer, then accompany her on a one-mile walk.  The one-mile course will be accessible to people of all ages  and physical abilities.

Her book, Marathon Woman, will be available for purchase, and we'll have book signing and photo opportunities.

Later Event: November 15
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