Get fit and support The Children's Society in 2013

Photography © The Children's Society

Have you made a New Year's resolution to get fit in 2013? You can burn off those extra mince pies and support The Children's Society at the same time with our fundraising activities and events.

We have ‘gold bond’ charity places available in the following events:

The London Virgin Marathon - 21 April 2013 

Please join our team running the biggest marathon in the UK, across London to Greenwich and back.

Bupa London 10,000 - 27 May 2013

If the marathon seems too big a challenge, why not sign up for London's biggest 10k? The route starts and finishes in St. James’s Park and takes you past many of the city's most famous sights.

RideLondon 100 - 4 August 2013

Cycle this fantastic course, based on the 2012 Olympic road race, leaving from Olympic Park and travelling across the city.

VIP Treatment

We understand the commitment given by all of our runners so that is why we provide all members of our running team with first class support throughout their challenge, including:

  • sponsorship pack with running vest
  • fundraising resources
  • training advice
  • invitations to post-race parties where applicable
  • ongoing contact via a regular newsletter
  • telephone support

Your support

Each year, over 20,000 supporters give their time to raise over £5 million for The Children's Society. Keep an eye on the events and activities page of our website, which we'll be updating throughout the year, for more exciting and energetic ways to support our work and make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children.

Lauren Devereux looking at the camera
20 April 2012
Our intern Lauren Devereux writes of the Fair and Square campaign launch, preparation for the London Marathon and, at last, steady rain.
19 April 2012
As we launch our Fair and Square campaign, David Hounsell explains why our goals are good for young people and their families
Lauren Devereux looking at the camera
16 April 2012
Today we're proud to begin a series of blog stories from our Media Intern Lauren Devereux.
03 April 2012
For Young People Seeking Safety Week, Ilona Pinter addresses destitution as a serious concern and explains steps to address the problem.
28 March 2012
Our Policy Director on the importance of the Riots, Victims and Communities Panel's report on last summer's riots
26 March 2012
While disabled children want the same opportunities as their peers, many barriers prevent them from accessing needed services, says Policy Adviser Iryna Pona.
21 March 2012
Policy Adviser Sam Royston finds the government's budget lacking support for young people
A group of 30 young people
14 March 2012
Scouts leader Camilla Legate describes her and 30 young people’s experience sleeping rough and raising funds for young people.
girl in grey sweatshirt tucked in on herself, laying on floor, looking at camera
24 February 2012
Policy Adviser Ilona Pinter writes of the shocking conditions many young people endure, and what they need.
21 February 2012
Organisations providing services to children and families must play an active, but challenging role in the use of Payment by Results