What is RunFAR?


RunFAR (Run for African Relief) is a great way for anyone to get involved in the mission of 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 your run/walk/bike 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.

2023 RunFAR



The 2023 RunFAR Challenge was a huge success as 11 church teams worked together toward cumulative fitness and fundraising goals. Participants logged their biking, walking and running miles during the month of October on a shared fitness app. This year’s event raised nearly $31,000, making it the most successful RunFAR event yet! We praise God for everyone who participated and those who donated, helping us meet and exceed both our fitness and fundraising goals.

Final Results:

Total miles logged: 11,946 miles

Total dollars raised: $30,946 

Thank you for your support, and we hope you’ll join us for the 2024 RunFAR Challenge!


October 1-31



Receive a custom Yeti Rambler for raising $500!

RunFAR participants who raise $500 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.”

“What inspires me to do RunFAR is the opportunity to help relieve suffering in the name of Jesus. It’s a blessing to have an avenue to do that through Covenant Mercies – to help meet physical and material needs, but also know that the most important gift is being given – the good news of Jesus Christ. This is everything.”

Jared R.

“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.