Move this Mercy May


How it works.


Click the  REGISTER NOW button
to be part of the Mercy Ships Running Team.

Track & Fundraise

Track your kms, create a fundraising page and ask
your family and friends to support you.

Save lives

Mercy Ships will use your donations to
help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Africa.

Move this Mercy May

Make every step count

Healthcare systems in Africa remain severely deficient and without robust international support, the pandemic’s effect in Africa could be devastating. During May, walk or run the distance of a marathon (42.2km) and have fun whilst raising money to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Africa.

This is an exciting virtual challenge that you can do no matter where you live, whatever your current fitness level is and on your own schedule.

Walk as little as 1.36km a day, or run/walk the distance in chunks such as 5kms or10kms. This is YOUR challenge.

Track your kms whenever you move – walking the dog, on the treadmill, running at the weekend or even walking to work.

As you exercise throughout May, please be aware of and adhere to current legislation within your area. 

Your support along the way

When you register, you’ll be invited to join our exclusive online Strava group. Track your kms, share your experiences, support others, and seek encouragement on the days you need it.

How You Can Help

As a response to COVID-19 in Africa, Mercy Ships is providing urgently needed equipment and supplies to Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Cameroon and Benin. Our Medical Capacity Building programs are being delivered by tele-health and online learning, enabling medical health workers to be educated, trained and mentored.

can provide a health work with protective googles.

can provide a health worker with a set of medical scrubs – top and trousers.

can train a local nurse or doctor.


What is Mercy May?

Mercy May is a a fun way to bring Australians together to raise funds making an impactful difference in the lives of children who need it most in Africa.

Why Mercy Ships?

The need

5 billion people lack access to safe
and effective surgery. Many suffer and die every
day from curable or treatable conditions.

The work

Each year, more than 1,000 volunteers
from over 40 nations donate their time and skills
to provide hope and healing to those in need.

The solution

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has
provided life-changing surgery and medical
care to over 2.7 million people.

Move this Mercy May and help save lives.