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“Running on Empty” Launches Campaign to Transform Mental Health in the Security Industry

January 8, 2024

In response to the growing need for holistic well-being in the security industry, Running on Empty is proud to announce the official launch of its transformative mental health campaign. Aimed at professionals facing relentless mental and physical demands, the campaign encourages individuals to lace up their running shoes and embark on a journey toward enhanced mental wellness.

About Running on Empty

Running on Empty is not just a campaign; it’s a community-driven initiative that recognises the transformative power of running for physical and mental health. Founded by passionate individuals within the security industry, the campaign seeks to create a supportive environment where each stride is a step towards improved physical and mental wellbeing.

Campaign Highlights:

  • Community Engagement: Running on Empty establishes a virtual community on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Strava, providing a space for professionals to share their running experiences, mental health tips, and support one another.
  • Partnerships: The campaign collaborates with security companies to support their employees’ well-being. Partnerships include exclusive discounts on sports gear, mentorship programs, and collective participation in running events.
  • Couch to 5K Program: The campaign actively promotes the Couch to 5K app, a user-friendly guide for beginners, making running achievable and enjoyable for all levels.
  • Local Park Runs: Encouraging participation in local park runs, Running on Empty fosters a sense of community through shared physical activities.
  • Social Media Presence: Engaging content on TikTok and Instagram delivers motivational videos, participant spotlights, and running tips to a broader audience.

Founder Testimonials:

“Running on Empty has been a beacon of positive change for me,” shared Judy Atkinson, co-founder. “Running became my escape during challenging times, and now, through this campaign, we’re offering that transformative experience to others in the security industry.”

Running on Empty co-founder Sarah Hayes shared, “Running transformed my life, and I believe it can do the same for others. This campaign is about more than running; it’s about supporting each other on the journey to better mental health.”

“As a Chartered Security Professional, I’ve experienced the profound connection between physical and mental well-being,” said Chris Middleton, another co-founder. “I’m committed to not only integrating running back into my life but also inspiring others to discover its benefits.”

Join the Movement:

Running on Empty invites security professionals, companies, and wellness enthusiasts to join the movement. Whether it’s lacing up for a run, sharing experiences on social media, or becoming a campaign partner, everyone can play a role in transforming mental health in the security industry.


Chris Middleton
Co Founder
[email protected]

For more information and to join the Running on Empty community, visit www.runningonempty.co.uk

About “Running on Empty”

Running on Empty is a community-driven campaign within the security industry, advocating for the transformative power of running for mental health. Founded by individuals passionate about well-being, the campaign encourages professionals to embark on a journey towards enhanced mental wellness through running, community support, and meaningful partnerships.

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