Friday, May 21, 2010

Mercy Ministries Runs Across the Country

Mercy supporters love to show their support by their actions! So for the past several years, Mercy Ministries has held annual 5K Family Run/Walk events, as well as hosted marathon teams to run established races in cities across the country. Since 2008 Mercy has been represented in over 15 cities across the country, with 1,200 participants on more than 100 racing teams. These runners have helped raise over $200,000 the Mercy Ministries program by lacing up their shoes and hitting the pavement in support of the girls who come to Mercy.

One Team Mercy participant and St. Louis graduate, Teresa, said, “Running the race to raise funds for Mercy Ministries was a great opportunity for me to give back to the ministry that changed my life. I would not have been able to participate in this race if it were not for the amazing work God did in me during that time at Mercy , and I want every girl to have the opportunity to experience that kind of freedom!”

If you would like to find out more about how you can participate in these fun events, visit www.RunforMercy.org. You will see multiple business partnerships, individual teams and other ways to get involved – you can even participate without leaving your couch by becoming a virtual runner – there is something for everyone!

Below is the latest list of events coming this year:

Below is a taste of what to expect at one of Mercy Ministries’ 5K Family Run/Walk events.