Run off the Blues 2021

We all know how tough 2020 has been. So, to kick start 2021, Barod has launched an internal campaign and event called ‘Run off the Blues‘. In short, staff who sign up, aim to achieve of one of five milestones (20, 40, 60, 80 or 100km) throughout the month of January. Their target can be achieved by either running, walking, cycling or rowing or a mixture of the four.

So what does this event aim to achieve?

‘Run off the Blues’ has two main aims. Firstly, it will aim to fundraise for local food banks throughout South Wales. As a consequence of Covid-19, many more people have started to access and become reliant upon their local food bank to ensure there is food on the table for them and their families. So, ‘Run off the Blues’ is encouraging people to donate what they can, either via our JustGiving page (click here) or direct to their local food bank. To search for your nearest food bank, just click here.

Secondly, ‘Run off the Blues’ will aim to promote better mental health and wellbeing, by one of the five ways to wellbeing, by being active. Covid-19 and associated restrictions and lockdowns have led to a significant rise in people feeling isolated or experiencing poorer mental health. So with the additional annual Christmas blues and cold winter days, it is more important than ever to look after our own mental health (while encouraging others to do the same). Therefore, many of our staff are going to brave the cold and get active by taking part in ‘Run off the Blues’, to not only help improve/ maintain their own mental health and wellbeing, but encouraging others to get active too.

You will be able to follow our progress in relation to how many km’s all our staff achieve via our social media channels and by searching #runofftheblues #ROTB

To donate, please visit Barod’s JustGiving page:¬†