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 sitting on a set of stairs
15 May 2013
In advance of tomorrow's census data on young carers, Joanne shares her experience of caring for her brother
five men running
12 May 2013
While helping to chart our organisation's future, David also competes against sprinters from around the world
Chris Burman-Day, in training for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey100
09 May 2013
As he prepares for the 100-mile cycle ride from London to Surrey, Chris shares how his children keep him motivated
the Palace of Westminster
08 May 2013
Our Public Affairs Manager explains why today's opening of parliament can have a real effect on children and families
The Queen rides in her royal carriage to last year's state opening
08 May 2013
What can we expect as the Queen officially opens the parliamentary year?
a series of seven members of our policy team holding signs
07 May 2013
In advance of the Queen opening the new session of parliament, our policy team shares points that will help children and families
29 April 2013
Why we took to Twitter to hold a question and answer session about universal credit.
Houses of Parliament
29 April 2013
Need information about Universal Credit? Find useful links and we'll answer your questions on Twitter
young boy eating matzo ball soup
26 April 2013
Seders during Passover addressed the plight of families on asylum-support - and how we can help them
a graph showing the monthly levels of traffic increases from January through Apr
24 April 2013
Traffic to our blog is rising sharply - we're looking for authors to help keep the trend going