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, Ethiopia, and Liberia 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.

2022 RunFAR


The RunFAR Challenge is returning in 2022 during the entire month of October! The format will be the same as last year, where participants can run, walk or hike any distance of their choice on any single date throughout the month. We are excited to include church partners from all over the United States, and we welcome everyone’s enthusiastic participation. Churches, community groups or just groups of friends are encouraged to get together and make this event whatever they want it to be! We’ll calculate the winning church team based on miles logged and fundraising totals. Thank you for your support as we anticipate another successful year for the RunFAR Challenge!



October 2022


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.