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, 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.

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.

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


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 RunFAR Challenge! We hope you will join us again for the 2020 Challenge. Stay tuned for more information.


2020 Challenge TBA


2020 Challenge TBA

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!

“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.

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