Readings & Spoken Word

Marathon Woman

When: Sun., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. 2014

In 1967, Switzer registered for the Boston Marathon as ‘K. Switzer’. After the race began, the race director realized Switzer was a woman and attempted to forcibly remove her. However, she continued on and completed the course. Photos of this “Boston Incident” ignited the women’s running revolution at a time when popular theory held that women were not strong enough to run the 26.2 mile distance.

Price: $10-$15