What is RunFAR?


RunFAR (Run for African Relief) is a great way for anyone to get involved in the mission of Covenant Mercies! To participate in RunFAR, simply sign up for any kind of fitness event (a run, walk, triathlon, bike race, etc.) in your own geographical area, and use it as an opportunity to ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc., to make a gift to Covenant Mercies in support of your efforts. The funds you raise help provide orphaned children in Uganda, Zambia, and Ethiopia with an education, healthcare, mentorship, and more.

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

Three easy steps to get involved…


on your RunFAR fitness event. Remember that any type of fitness event is acceptable… choose the event that’s right for you!


for RunFAR (form below), and receive a free RunFAR running shirt as our way of saying thanks for helping us to raise funds.


training, and ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to support you. You will receive further details and a sample fundraising email after registration.

RunFAR Challenge 2017


The 2017 RunFAR Challenge will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 21st at the ChesLen Preserve (1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA 19320). Church team participants, please fill out the form below and then register for the ChesLen Chase for Open Space here.

The ChesLen Chase for Open Space offers three beautiful trail options: a 5K, a 10K, and a 2 Mile Fun-Run/Walk. The fundraising totals and race times of 5K participants* will be counted toward the final team score. The fundraising totals for the 10K and 2 Mile Fun-Run/Walk participants will also contribute to the final team scores.

*5K Participants: When you are registering on the ChesLen Chase website, please select the church team you will be representing in the event.


Saturday, October 21st


ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320

Receive a free copy of True Africa for raising $500!

RunFAR participants who raise $500.00 or more will receive a free copy of the photography book True Africa, by award-winning photographer David Sacks!

Register for RunFAR