Since 1981, Bible Translation & Literacy (BTL) has been engaged in Bible Translation and literacy in small language groups in Kenya. With time, needs of Bible translation increased and the resources that were available could not cater to the increasing demands of translation.BTL then started RUN FOR THE BIBLELESS with the aim of raising funds through publicity and creating awareness about BTL’s mission of facilitating Bible translation and sustainable literacy among small language groups in Kenya. It became an opportunity to invite churches, schools, corporates and general public to be part of the BTL family in fulfilling this noble course of translation.
Run for the Bibleless was started in the year 2008 with the aim of raising funds through registrations and creating awareness about BTL’s mission of facilitating Bible translation and sustainable literacy among small language groups in Kenya.
It is an annual event that brings together both the young and the old. The event which is a 10km Run or 4km walk attracts participants from churches, schools, universities, mission agencies and corporate organizations. For the last 10 years, we have seen Run for the Bibleless grow in leaps and bounds.
Through strategic partnerships with local media stations and via social media, the Run has over the past reached a wide audience within the country and beyond.