Get fit and support The Children's Society in 2013

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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 directly at viewer
18 July 2013
Our new report reveals that many individuals and families in need may no longer be able to access this support
girl with the Fair and Square logo
12 July 2013
Citing our research, an independent group calls on the government to ensure all children can access good food in schools - help make the recommendations stick
two girls walking towards school
12 July 2013
The new School Food Plan recognises that 700k children from low income working families miss free school meals - we need to make sure they get those meals
Teagan Seeley
11 July 2013
Teagan has been a big part of our digital team for the past several weeks - here, she shares her experiences and time in London so far
Kim is presented with the Lois Preston Award
11 July 2013
Kim, a volunteer with our LEAP programme in Leeds, explains how she came to win a new award and what it means to her
Young girl
10 July 2013
This month, Nick Harding reflects on child poverty in our country, where more than 3 million children live in poverty
collage of images of athletes climbing, swimming and running
08 July 2013
We're attending the British University & College Sport conference to meet students and share our new collection of sporting challenges
young girl with Fair and Square logo
07 July 2013
Free school meals are key to a wider collection of benefits working families in poverty can receive
hundreds of young carers at this year's Young Carers Festival
06 July 2013
At the Young Carers Festival, Rob finds the contrast between fun and caring responsibilities
Martyna's photograph of a camera taking a photograph of flowers
04 July 2013
Exploring identity and community, the DreamMakers exhibition begins its stay in London today then moves to other parts of the UK.