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Running For Mental Health

$1,165 of $1,830 goal

Given by 31 generous donors in around 5 months


Running 5km every day in 2020 to raise funds for Mental Health NZ

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  Hawke's Bay

Hi there,

My name is Jean-Fabien, I live in Napier, New Zealand, but originally from France.

Throughout my life, I came across people suffering from various mental health issues - depression being probably the most common one around. These issues are so widespread that we can all think of someone we know with at least one of these conditions. They are also hard to talk about, and take years to recover from.

Beside being a good friend with an attentive ear, or a reliable relative one can count on, there's not much I can do. Organisations like Mental Health NZ have the network and knowledge to help reach further that I can do, and need money to do so, which is why we need you!

I have been wanting to run a fundraising event for a long time. I am not the fittest man on earth for sure, so running 5km every day in 2020 is a big deal for me.

You can follow my progress on Twitter at, where I post daily updates showing distance run, completion time, and sweaty selfies.

Your donation will help me go the extra mile so I can complete the 1830 km over the year. That's the equivalent of running from Whangarei to Invercargill.

Please consider donating to Mental Health NZ through this givealittle page. Thank you!

Jean-Fabien Barrois' involvement (page creator)

Mental health issues affect a lot of us. Family members, close friends; we're all better off with a clear head, so I'll run for that.

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Latest update

100 days  9 April 2020

Posted by: Jean-Fabien Barrois

Today, we are now 100 days into 2020.

Which means 100 runs completed so far!

Some stats:

- 560 km overall

- 2 half marathons

- 51 hours

- New personal best on 5km: 22:01

I had a few injuries, especially with my left knee and ankle, and also had a cold, but I stuck to the schedule, and haven't missed a single day. Let's hope it will continue this way.

The fund is at $1080, which is awesome! Thanks to all of you for donating, even if there is now a slowdown due to current events.

I was also interviewed by Trish from Anderson Parkrun, you can read it here:

Thanks for your support and have a fantastic Easter weekend at home!

Kia kaha

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Latest donations

  • CW

    CW 4 days ago


    My 5x5x5 challenge donation


  • kyle

    kyle on 07 May 2020


    Today I was nominated for the 5x5x5 challenge, (run 5km, donate $5, then nominate 5 people.) No brainer to donate here


    • Jean-Fabien Barrois

      Thank you very much for your donation Kyle!

  • Abbie and Ryan

    Abbie and Ryan on 07 May 2020


    What you are doing in AMAZING!!!!!


    • Jean-Fabien Barrois

      Thank you so much Abbie and Ryan, you made my day!

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 21 Apr 2020


    Nice work bro.


    • Jean-Fabien Barrois

      Thank you for your donation mate! You're awesome!

  • Julie

    Julie on 30 Mar 2020


    Well done. Keep up that running.


    • Jean-Fabien Barrois

      Fantastic, thank you so much Julie for your donation! You rock!

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