Friday, September 3, 2010

Time to Sign Up to Run For Mercy!

Runners across the nation are getting ready to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement once again to show their love and support for the young women of Mercy Ministries! Since 2008, Mercy has been represented in over 15 cities, with 1,200 participants on more than 100 racing teams in the Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk events as well as established marathons across the country. These runners have helped to raise over $200,000 for the Mercy Ministries program.

Run for Mercy isn’t just for grownups though.
Kids of all ages can participate in the Fun Run or enjoy face painting and free smoothies in the Kids Carnival Zone! Here’s what participant Mandy Heltsley had to say about the event:

"The Run for Mercy 5K is such a terrific family event. Not only did we get to walk the 5K with our kids, we also got to enjoy the local vendors, great music and hear some amazing testimonies. We can’t wait to make this an annual tradition!"

One Run for 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!”

Mercy Ministries’ Christ-centered residential program is completely free of charge. Our support comes from generous individuals, businesses and ministries who partner with us! When you Run for Mercy, you are making a way for more young women to get the help they desperately need completely free of charge! Right now is the time to get involved with a Run for Mercy event near you! You can run as an individual or with a team or you can even participate as a virtual runner! Check out the possibilities and register online at www.runformercy.org.

Be sure to sign up for one of our upcoming events:
Charlotte, NC - 5K and Family Walk - September 18, 2010
Lincoln, CA – 5K and Family Walk – September 25, 2010
St. Charles, MO - Marathon - October 3, 2010
St. Louis, MO - 5K and Family Walk - October 16, 2010
Nashville, TN - 5K and Family Walk - October 30, 2010

Thank you for running for Mercy!