Run for Mercy

The eighth-annual Run for Mercy 5k/10k walk or run will be Saturday, April 30, at Mill Valley High School, 5900 Monticello Road. The 10k race begins at 8 a.m. The 5k race begins at 8:10 a.m. According to event organizers, last year’s race drew 1,531 runners and walkers. All registration fees from the race go directly to Oceans of Mercy, a non-profit organization founded by Shawnee resident and South African native Schaun Colin. Oceans of Mercy aims to help South African children affected by the HIV/AIDS virus through a children's village and partnerships with other orphanages. For more information or to register for the race, visit the ‘Events’ section at


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