On August 8, 2015, Kathryn Lindquist became the first person in history to trace the route the 101st Airborne Division and US troops took during World War II. Run For Currahee took her 850 miles from Normandy, France to the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany.
She followed up her adventure by returning to France for a record-setting D-Day 100 Mile Honor Run from June 5 – 6, 2016, running solo from Pegasus Ridge to Utah Beach, in less than 24 hours.
She is an accomplished mountain and adventure runner based in Cary, North Carolina, USA, currently training for ultra distance endurance events in the southeastern United States.
Lindquist plans to use her success through Run For Currahee and other events to inspire others, especially women, to be active in the outdoors, and honor our veterans.
She was sponsored throughout Run For Currahee by Skratch Labs, Ultimate Direction and locally by Oiselle. Her endeavors and mission to inspire women to be active outdoors led to her being selected as an official SisuGirls Champion. In 2016 she has been supported by Altra Running and Skratch Labs, once again, with the addition of Stoked Roasters coffeehouse and roastery. In 2017, she opted to split from her sponsors to aim at taking time off competition to recover properly from two consecutive years of overuse injuries and physical stress. She plans to enter the racing world again in 2018.
Active in the World War II veterans community, Lindquist enjoys guest speaking at various community events. Last October, she was the keynote speaker at the Currahee Military Weekend in Toccoa, Ga, where she spoke about her experiences during Run For Currahee.
If interested in contacting Lindquist with inquiries for potential sponsorships or speaking arrangements, she can be reached through this website.
September 10, 2016 – Weymouth Woods 50K, Southern Pines, NC – 1st Place Female, 6th Place Overall, *Course Record*
June 5 – 6, 2016 – D-Day 100 Mile Honor Run, Normandy, France – Fastest Known Time (FKT) – 22:01:35
December 19, 2015 – Lookout Mountain 50 Miler (Regional Championship) – 1st Place Regional Champion Female AG 20-29, 13th Place Overall
November 14, 2015 – Old Glory 50K – 4th Place Overall Female, 8th Place Overall
October 3, 2015 – Currahee Challenge Mountain Race – 1st Place Overall Female, 8th Place Overall *Course Record*
August 8, 2015 – Ascent of Kehlstein Mountain – Fastest Known Time (FKT)
June 6-August 8, 2015 – Run For Currahee – Route Record Setter, Only Known Time
Stay tuned for events in 2018.
October 2-4, 2015 – Currahee Military Weekend, Toccoa, Ga – Keynote Speaker
June 1 – 7, 2016 – 72nd Anniversary of D-Day, Normandy, France
September 30 – October 2, 2016 – Currahee Military Weekend, Toccoa, Ga
June 1 – 7, 2017 – 73rd Anniversary of D-Day, Normandy, France
October 2017 – Commemoration of Run For Currahee and dedication to Veterans, Fort Campbell, Ky