Ask Me Why I Run for Mercy

April 11, 2018

California Mercy residents model the new Run for Mercy t-shirts

California Mercy residents model the new Run for Mercy t-shirts

The annual Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk is right around the corner for the following cities: St. Louis, MO; Nashville, TN; and Monroe, LA. Registration is open for individuals, teams, and even virtual runners who can’t make it to one of the races. This year, in honor of Mercy’s 35th anniversary, a newly designed “Ask Me Why I Run” t-shirt is included with every registration made by the guaranteed t-shirt deadline. Many registrants have already shared with us their answer to that ask, and we hope to keep the conversation going:

  • “I run because I’m a Mercy graduate, and God used Mercy to help change my life.” – Makayla
  • “I don’t run, but I will walk for Mercy because I love what God is doing there in the lives of the girls!” – Cheryl
  • “I run because I am alive and able to do so, because this program intervened and saved my life when I had nothing left. I run because I want to support the girls currently fighting for themselves. I run to bring awareness to a program that actually CHANGES lives and is SUCCESSFUL while remaining FREE, I repeat, FREE to the girl needing help. I run because if there is ANY cause worth supporting, it’s the one that saves lives.” – Ashley

Ask Me Why I Run for MercyAlthough participants run for different reasons, each goal is the same: to see girls walk in freedom. When you sign up to Run for Mercy, you are supporting Mercy’s free of charge Christian residential program—a program providing hope and transformation to young women facing difficult life circumstances. Mercy Multiplied is grateful for the generous sponsors, volunteers, and participants who continue to help us towards our goal at each of these RFM events.

Prizes, medals, and more will be awarded to the top overall runners and the top male and female finishers in each category. Top fundraisers will also be honored. Don’t forget to post your race day pictures on social media with the hashtag #RFM18, and tell us why you run! Every hashtagged post is an entry to win a prize! (All entries must be posted by 6 PM on race day.)

So get your competitive running shoes on, and join us in providing hope and transformation to young women around the country. To see when RFM is happening near you, or to register, donate or sponsor, click here!

Become a Team Mercy 360 member at $30/month and receive a FREE annual registration to one of Mercy’s four Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk events! You can participate for free in any one of these cities and double your involvement and impact! Click here to join Team Mercy 360 now, and you will be emailed a coupon code to apply to your race registration. For more information, please visit