The Runner


Finishing Run For Currahee at the Eagle’s Nest. August 2015. PC: Phoebe Reedman.

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.


With 101st Airborne Veteran Vincent Speranza in Normandy, France. June 2016. PC: Eddy Bertels.

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

February 6, 2016 – Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 Miler, Troy, NC – DNF (Injury)

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 

Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for events in 2018. 

Public Events:

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



8 thoughts on “The Runner

  1. How do I donate to support? Father in law jumped at D-Day w/ 507th PIR. Carried Will Maybach grandad in parade a few years back so have supported and am willing to support.


  2. Thanks Kathryn for your efforts to raise money for Camp Toccoa! My father was one of those heroes. I will definitely donate to support your effort and spread the word to others to do so. I wish I was 40 years younger – – I would run with you! Curahee!


    1. Thank you for your support Michael! I wish you could run with me as well! Please contact me via email at so we can stay in touch. I would love to hear more about your father. One of our goals is to record some of the stories about WWII veterans and would love to include his. – Kathryn


  3. It was a real honor to present you that frame at the Bastogne Barracks. Hope you will remember your stay here, in Belgium.

    “Rony” from Bastogne Barracks.


  4. Kathryn,
    Great Job… I am cheering you on every morning when I have my Tall Americano at the Holly Springs Harris Teeter/Starbucks.
    I will be making a donation. My father was 82nd Airborne and jumped behind enemy lines during the invasion and was at the Battle of the Bulge as well as at others.


  5. It was awesome meeting you! Great job! Thank you! I’m sure I’ll see you around again at least I sure hope so! I’m sure am glad that I asked you who you are carrying the flag for when you were coming up the mountain to the Eagles Nest! I’m glad I could finish your journey with you! It’s a once in a lifetime adventure! Again take care


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