Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Supporters Run for Mercy in Charlotte and Sacramento!!!

Over 500 people came out to “Run for Mercy” in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California last week! The Mercy Ministries home in North Carolina hasn’t even broken ground yet, but there is already a huge amount of support in the Charlotte community. This was the first ever Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk held in North Carolina! On the following weekend, over 250 people from the Sacramento area came to the California Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk and many stayed to tour the Sacramento home afterwards. Both events were a huge success and together raised over $40,000!

Here’s what some of our participants had to say about Run for Mercy:

“I run in a lot of 5Ks around the city, and this was one of the most well done races I have ever been in! It was really cool knowing that I was running for such a great cause, too.” – Brian

“WOW! It really inspired me to keep going to see all the signs reminding me of why I was doing this along the way…my favorite one reminded me that my support was helping to restore a young woman’s HOPE!” – Jennifer

It’s not too late for you and your family to join in the fun! Our upcoming races include St. Louis, Missouri on October 16th and Nashville, TN on October 30th. As a way to say thank you for your support, participants receive a “race-day bag” that includes a Run for Mercy 2010 T-shirt, coupons and freebies from local stores, restaurants, and service providers, and if you refer a friend, you can get an aluminum Mercy water bottle. If you want to participate, but can’t make the trip, a great way to show your support is by signing up as a “virtual runner.” Register online at http://www.runformercy.org/ to join an existing team, form a new team or participate as an individual runner. You don’t want to miss out!

Mercy Ministries would like to thank not only our runners, but also the sponsors and many volunteers and staff that commit their time and resources and work tirelessly to make these events successful. We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis or Nashville in October!

Hundreds turned out to Run for Mercy!

There were lots of activities for kids including the Fun Run!

Signs like these inspired everyone along the way!

This one says it all!