What is RunFAR?


RunFAR (Run for African Relief) is a great way for anyone to get involved with Covenant Mercies, and help orphaned children rise above poverty. The funds raised through RunFAR help provide children in Uganda, Zambia, and Ethiopia with an education, healthcare, mentorship, and more.

To participate in RunFAR, register below and we’ll contact you with more information. Use the opportunity to ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc., to make a gift to Covenant Mercies in support of your efforts.

To sponsor a RunFAR participant and make a gift, please visit our Donate page. Select RunFAR from the campaign drop-down box, and include the participant’s name in the next box.

2020 RunFAR


We are happy to announce that the 2020 RunFAR Challenge will be held virtually this year. Those who wish to participate may walk, run, or hike 5K, 10K, or any distance of their choice during the month of October. Participants can choose the location of their race and send us a record of their route. Although we are disappointed we can’t all come together for an exciting race day, we hope even more people will be able to participate this year because of the virtual nature of our event.



October 2020


Any location

Receive a custom Yeti Rambler for raising $500!

RunFAR participants who raise $500.00 or more will receive a free custom Yeti Rambler! These are a one of a kind gift for helping Covenant Mercies “Do Justice & Love Mercy.”

“Participating in RunFAR is running with purpose; I race not only to help fund Covenant Mercies, but also to build awareness for this important ministry in our local running community … Whether you walk, jog, or run you can enjoy the camaraderie of competing with purpose to the glory of God…”

Stephanie H.

“RunFAR is a practical way that we can live out God’s command in James to care for widows and orphans. I won’t say it’s easy, but it is simple, and it is such a joy and privilege to play even the smallest part in the work God is doing to care for these children through Covenant Mercies … I have loved being a part of RunFAR the past few years!

Hilary D.