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 man in reflection
27 September 2013
Sophie in our church partnerships team reflects on a finding from our research urging us to notice the world around us
The exterior of the Museum of London
26 September 2013
We share some of the reaction we had on social media to our very first Social Media Week event
young woman peering through a window
23 September 2013
Our new joint report found that some improvements have been made for support for trafficked children but many opportunities are missed
Dr Angus Ritchie delivering this year's Edward Rudolf Lecture
22 September 2013
At this year's Edward Rudolf Lecture, Dr Angus Ritchie asked: How did we make theology so boring?
young boy clutching his knees
20 September 2013
Join us at the Museum of London on 24 September to discuss using social media to speak about very difficult subjects
young man sitting on a bench
19 September 2013
New report highlights steps local authorities have taken to improve support for young runaways, and our new guide offers support for practitioners
two children smiling
17 September 2013
The government's announcement that 1.4 million more children will get a free school meal is a significant step forward
Hundreds joined us at Greenbelt festival this year to campaign for free school m
16 September 2013
Hundreds joined us at Greenbelt festival this year to campaign for free school meals for all children living in poverty.
Samantha Morton
13 September 2013
'I support The Children’s Society's call for all vulnerable children who run away to get the vital support they need'
young girl with our Fair and Square logo
12 September 2013
With growing interest in the value of free school meals, the government should make sure no child in poverty goes hungry