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 carers sing 'Shy to be human' at this year's Young Carers Festival
04 July 2013
Following feedback from a panel of judges, a group of young carers joined together to sing the festival's theme song
collage of images featured on our blog and text that reads 'Our blogs in June'
03 July 2013
Well, you can watch *images* from last month's blogs in just over half a minute, and find links to great stories from young people, volunteers and more
boy who has run away
02 July 2013
A year after a major parliamentary report, how much safer are young people who run away or go missing from care?
hundreds of young carers at this year's Young Carers Festival
01 July 2013
Thank you for attending this year's festival, and for supporting young carers
Edward Timpson speaking
29 June 2013
While the children's minister's message was first broadcast at this year's Young Carers Festival, his message is for all young carers across England
Hundreds of young carers standing and spelling Y C I F
28 June 2013
Although tickets to this year's festival are gone, there are many ways to get involved and support young carers
two boys at a table
27 June 2013
As a report projects 600,000 more children will live in poverty by 2015, is the government failing to protect the most vulnerable?
Young girl who has run away
25 June 2013
As new guidance is reviewed, we need to ensure we understand young people's views
images of our Fair and Square campaign: a young girl, Tamzin Outhwaite and more
23 June 2013
With tens of thousands of campaigners, coverage in today's Sunday People and Tamzin Outhwaite's endorsement, momentum is growing behind Fair and Square
Tamzin Outhwaite
23 June 2013
Tamzin, mother of two, writes of free school meals' importance and her shock to learn that all children in poverty don't receive them