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.

young girl looking at viewer
13 January 2014
Use our calculator to determine whether your household is in fuel poverty
supporters in school
12 January 2014
Sophie from our church partnerships team selects her team's top posts from 2013
Ruth Wanjiku
10 January 2014
Our head of volunteering selects her five favourite blogs from 2013
Children's Society shop in Burnham-on-sea| Photograph © Children's Society
07 January 2014
Young volunteer Ismail talks about his experiences as a volunteer in a Children's Society charity shop
Boy sitting on the ground
06 January 2014
Primary school pupils Alasdair, Dan and Bethany talk about what they learned the day a Children's Society volunteer speaker visited their school
Children playing football
02 January 2014
Why we’re supporting a petition calling on the government to keep the existing definition of anti-social behaviour
Couple holding a baby
25 December 2013
After four weeks preparing and considering the day’s meaning, Christmas is here
Snowy landscape
24 December 2013
Author Janet Morley writes of a classic poem that reveals winter in a way few paintings of its time do not
Children attending a Christingle service
23 December 2013
Hear the heartwarming story of how Christingle is being passed on from generation to generation at St Mary’s Church in Market Drayton.
A group of young people talking
23 December 2013
Michaela from our policy team reviews her team’s achievements in 2013