World Run, Inc manages the World Health Run. The purpose of this event is to raise funds and awareness for
health and health equity projects and advocacy programs operated by Major Collaborating Partners globally.
The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, Peace Care, Inc. and CARES, co-administer the charitable organization
World Run, Inc. This organization aligns the energy and collective effort of Major Collaborating Partners (MCP).
Local chapters, clubs, or affiliate groups of the MCPs are invited to collaborate. These participating groups
bring energy and engagement at the local level and act as Local Production Partners (LPP).
The World Health Run aligns partners to:
1.Produce the annual worldwide World Health Run that takes place on the first Saturday in April;
2.Raise funds to benefit health equity-focused projects and advocacy efforts championed by partners at the
international, national, and local levels to improve health services access in the U.S. and strengthen
sustainable health systems in low resource settings globally; and
3.Raise awareness, educate and engage individuals and communities about health and health equity within
the U.S. and globally.
The annual single-day, worldwide World Health Run takes place on the first Saturday in April, in close proximity
to World Health Day which is April 7. The Premier Event takes place in Chicago. In addition, there are other live
Local Events or Regional Events where there are a specified number of registrants. In places where physical
runs are not possible, registrants have the opportunity to participate in a Virtual Run. Both in-person and virtual
participants receive registration paperwork, a race bib, participant t-shirt, and a commemorative finisher medal.
Through this event, World Run, Inc. raises funds to benefit health equity-focused projects and advocacy
championed by MCPs and LPPs to improve health services access in the U.S. and strengthen sustainable
health systems in low resource settings globally. Registrants have the opportunity to directly support
benefitting MCPs or LPPs. The impact from this global event, therefore, manifests through locally owned
community-focused projects as well as through collective global projects with broad scale and reach. Through
this event, individuals and communities at local, national, and international levels will actively engage in a
conversation around health equity within the U.S. and globally, emphasizing discussion themes centering on
health disparities, health care access and sustainable health systems strengthening.