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


Like many events in 2020, our annual RunFAR (Run For African Relief) Challenge “went virtual.” The virtual nature allowed church teams from around the country to participate, making the event a great success. This year’s event offered participants the flexibility to run, walk or hike any distance of their choice during the month of October. Highlights included 4 participants running marathons, several community groups hiking together as a group activity, and one church in Colorado (Sovereign Grace Church of Aurora) that created its own 5K and 10K course and drew participation from over 25 percent of its church membership.

Final stats from RunFAR 2020:

Funds raised: $30,000

Participants: 143

Miles logged: 723

States represented: 7

Check back soon for information on the 2021 RunFAR Challenge!





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.