For over 40 years, many ethnic peoples in Burma have been under conditions of oppression and civil war. Run for Relief began in 2004 as an effort to raise awareness about the situation and to raise funds for humanitarian relief efforts in the area.
The first Run/Walk was organized in Seattle in 2004 and the event has now spread world-wide. Events have been held in Norway, Australia, Thailand, Scotland, Washington State, Alaska, California, and even inside the Karen State of Burma. From certified racing events to simple fun runs, this event is continuing to grow and we hope that it will continue to expand until freedom comes to Burma.