Mercy High School’s Fall Food Sale has been an annual tradition that has helped our students raise funds for our unique Tuition Assistance Program. But this fall it’s time for something different: the Mercy Monarch 5K. This new, socially distant fundraiser gives students the chance to safely participate from their own neighborhoods, running trails, parks or treadmills. Students will walk or run 5K (3.12 miles) any time during the month of October while raising funds to support negotiated tuition. Alumnae are also invited to participate to help raise money for their favorite high school! Participants will have the chance to unlock a variety of prizes based on the amount of money they raise. This virtual event is a great way to virtually stay connected with the Mercy community.
We invite you to join us in running or walking the 5K. Use one of our Spotify playlists to help put some pep in your step. When you've finished the 5K, print the "Finish Line Sign" from the link to the right and post a picture of you 'crossing the finish line' on social media. Be sure to tag Mercy.
Frequently Asked Questions
For this virtual 5K, our participants can run, walk or bike their 3.12 miles in any location on any day or over a series of days in October. They run their own race at their own pace!
No, you don't have to run the 5K. Feel free to walk, bike, skip, do cartwheels - whatever will be the most fun for you!
Participants can complete the 5K any time between October 1 and October 31.
Your gift to the Mercy Monarch 5K sponsors Mercy’s unique Negotiated Tuition Program. Upon entering Mercy, each of our families sits down with our president, Sr. Delores Hannon, to negotiate a tuition price that is fair and accessible to each family based on their financial circumstances. Over 82% of our students receive a tuition discount, totaling in over $1.8 million in tuition assistance annually. In light of COVID-19, this need has only grown as our families adjust to new financial circumstances. Your support is more important than ever.