MILES FOR MERCY

Presented by the 5k @ the LPGA

June 15 – 20

$1 DONATION TO THE MERCY HEALTH FOUNDATION FOR EVERY MILE WALKED OR RUN

Run for Good

Support our local healthcare heroes by joining the Miles for Mercy virtual challenge presented by the 5k @ the LPGA! For every mile walked or run, the #NWAChampionship courtesy of P&G, will donate $1 to the Mercy Health Foundation (up to $15,000).

Event Dates

June 15-20

Miles walked or run between June 15-20 will count towards total donation amount and will be eligible for Individual, Family, and Corporate Challenge Awards.    

Entry Fee

Entry Fee + Deadline

Registration is free with the option to purchase a community t-shirt for $10. T-shirts ordered before June 8 will be available before race week for local pickup. T-shirts ordered after June 8 will be available for pickup after race week. T-shirt pickup details will be emailed to participants at a later date.

Logging Miles

Miles for Mercy Strava Club

Participants will receive a link to join the Miles for Mercy Strava Club where they will log their miles. Only miles logged by walking or running in the Miles for Mercy Strava Club will count towards the total donation amount. Note: biking miles do not count towards this challenge. Additional details on using Strava can be found here.

Honor Your Healthcare Hero

#MilesForMercy

The selflessness and dedication of doctors, nurses and medical support staff on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic has been inspiring. In partnership with Mercy + P&G, help us celebrate our local healthcare heroes by sharing a photo of your healthcare hero or your event participation using #MilesForMercy and #LikeAGirl.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What does the race entry fee include?

Event registration is free, but participants can choose to add-on a community t-shirt for $10.

Where can I walk or run?

You can choose your own routes to walk or run, but we recommend enjoying the beautiful trails NW Arkansas has to offer! Join our Facebook event to see suggested routes leading up to race week.

Does Biking Count?

Biking miles do not count towards this challenge – only miles walked or run can be logged towards the total donation amount.

How do I submit my miles?

After registration, participants will receive a link to join the Miles for Mercy Strava Club where they can log their miles through GPS in the Strava app, fitness trackers, or manually on their computer. Only miles logged in Strava will count towards the total donation amount. Additional FAQs on submitting miles can be found here.

Where can I pick up my t-shirt?

T-shirts ordered before June 8 will be available before race week for local pickup. T-shirts ordered after June 8 will be available for pickup after race week. T-shirt pickup details will be emailed to participants at a later date.

What are the participant awards for the race?

Winners in the following categories will receive a Walmart gift card after the event

Individuals – Total Miles:

  • 1st Place Male & Female (16+)
  • 2nd Place Male & Female (16+)
  • 3rd Place Male & Female (16+)

Family Division – Total Miles (Family = at least 1 participant under the age of 16):

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Families Overall
What are the Corporate Challenge awards for the race?
  • Fastest Office – most total miles completed.
  • Fittest Office – most active team members who walked at least 1 mile.
  • Most Spirited – most social media engagement using #LikeAGirl and #MilesForMercy (both hashtags must be used on social posts to be eligible for Most Spirited Award).
My kids are participating – do I have to create an individual Strava account for each of them?

For families with participants under the age of 16, you can track your miles as a family under the same Strava account. When signing up for Strava, just use your family’s last name for the account – ex: SMITH FAMILY. Families will not be eligible for Individual Awards, but will still be eligible for Family & Corporate Challenge awards.

Who is eligible for the Family Awards?

A family with at least 1 participant under the age of 16 is eligible to compete in the Family division. Simply sign up for Strava under your last name (ex: SMITH FAMILY) and log your collective miles under one account.

What if I want to donate more money to the Mercy Health Foundation?

Participants will have the opportunity to donate additional money to the Mercy Health Foundation on the registration page.

Who is the Mercy Health Foundation?

Through collaborative partnerships, Mercy Health Foundation impacts the flourishing of our communities by inviting into our ministry those who have a passion to improve quality of life and make care accessible for all. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Additional Questions?

Contact Brandi Mikula at [email protected].

Corporate Challenge

Join your colleagues to run together for good in the Miles for Mercy virtual challenge! Companies and organizations of all sizes are encouraged to participate in the annual Corporate Challenge. Compete for the title of Fastest Office, Fittest Office and Most Spirited Team.

Just five (5) participants are required to form a Corporate Challenge team. Participants for the Corporate Challenge include all employees of the company (full-time, part-time and interns) and immediate family members (spouses and children).

2019 Corporate Challenge Participants

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Corporate Challenge Guidelines

Fastest Office

  • Awarded to the team who completes the most total miles.

Fittest Office

  • Awarded to the team with the most team members who completed at least 1 mile.

Most Spirited Team

  • Awarded to the team with the most social media & Strava club engagement during race week using #LikeAGirl and #MilesForMercy (both hashtags must be used on social posts to be eligible for Most Spirited Award).

Contact Brandi Mikula to create your team today!

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