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.

boy who has run away
30 October 2013
At this year’s NCAS conference, we focused on continuing to support young runaways
28 October 2013
We're live blogging today from the launch of The Commission on Childhood Poverty - please get involved and leave a comment
young boy clutching his knees
28 October 2013
As the government debates a major new immigration bill, we look at how it can better help children and families
two young boys playing with elephant-shaped watering cans
28 October 2013
Our new project draws on the power of crowds to give everyone 'the power to transform a young person's life' - find out how you can get involved
young boy painting
22 October 2013
Watch our new video to find out about our crowdfunding project to deliver Christmas gifts to the children and young people we work
father sits with daughter and son at table
20 October 2013
This month, Vanessa Elston reflects on creating a true welcome
Flipboard logo
18 October 2013
We've compiled some of the most popular blog stories this month on Flipboard
a collage of six photos of our volunteers and the young people they help
18 October 2013
This week, we received Investing in Volunteers accreditation, a sign of the high quality of our volunteering programme
Photograph modelled for The Children's Society | © Laurence Dutton
17 October 2013
Trafficked children are forced into a range of horrific abuse, including domestic servitude, forced criminality and sexual exploitation.
young girl who has run away
15 October 2013
We are working with Nicola Blackwood and the government to strengthen controls that protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation