Mercy Project started the BCS Marathon in 2011. Mercy Project’s Founder and Executive Director Chris Field and his staff put on the race each year.

Mercy Project, based in Bryan/College Station, is working to eradicate child slavery in Ghana, Africa. To do this, they are implementing economic development projects in various villages and communities in Ghana where an estimated 7,000 children work as modern day slaves. These new economic opportunities give an alternative to the forced child labor present today. To learn more, visit


2017 Children’s Charity Partner information:

The Baylor Scott and White BCS Marathon and Mercy Project are now accepting applications for our 2017 charity partners. We will choose TWO charity partners and donate a large portion of race proceeds to each of them. Please help spread the word by sharing and/or tagging your favorite Brazos Valley children’s charities. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 24th. Please download the application below, complete it, and email it to with the subject line “Charity Partner.” 

Charity Partner Application