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 2022 RunFAR Challenge was another record-breaking event!

  • Over 200 participants
  • Over 600 miles logged
  • Over $25,000 raised!

Whether you ran a marathon or walked a few miles, we are thankful for your participation in the 2022 RunFAR Challenge. Through your participation, you’ve practiced the “pure religion” of James 1:27 and helped us provide vital care for fatherless children growing up in extreme poverty. In collaboration with our indigenous African partners, we are providing for practical needs and sharing the good news of the gospel with the children and families we serve. 

We thank God for the opportunity to work alongside our church partners in this ministry. We hope you’ll join us again in 2023!





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.