FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Running pioneer Kathrine Switzer will headline "Women on the Move"
Conference August 13-15, 2008 in Spearfish, SD
Retreat in conjunction with Leading Ladies' Marathon and
FREE LIVE Teleseminar with Kathrine Switzer on Tues., April 29 at 8:00
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.
Leading Ladies' Marathon director Elaine Doll-Dunn says, "This quiet
retreat epitomizes the essence of our woman's event – a time to relax,
reflect, and renew in the sacred Black Hills of Dakota. Kathrine Switzer is
coming back to grace the course of a fledgling event she stamped with her
imprimatur...'It's just wacky enough to work; I'll be there!'"
Joining Switzer on the Conference staff is a group of women who also have
dedicated themselves to helping women achieve their goals:
Lori Buksar, nurse and walking coach;
Chris Childers, doctor and marathon coach;
Mary Coordt, nutrition professor and three-time Olympic Marathon
Elaine Doll-Dunn, EdD, Leading Ladies' Marathon race director and
Rhonda Provost, ultrarunner and spiritual guru;
Jan Seeley, retreat director and publisher of Marathon & Beyond
Jenny Stinson, graphic designer and marathon coach.
For more information about the Women on the Move Conference & Retreat, call
Jan Seeley at 877/972-4230 or visit www.WOMconference.com.
You can also learn more about the Conference by joining a FREE LIVE
Teleseminar with Kathrine Switzer on Tuesday, April 29 at 8:00 pm ET. You
can sign up for the Teleseminar at the Web site www.WOMconference.com.