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.

Edward Rudolf, our founder
22 August 2013
Why did Edward Rudolf found our charity?
Ruth Wanjiku
20 August 2013
We're fortunate to have great volunteers such as Ruth, who explains her role here and with the Refugee Children's Consortium
a group of young boys playing cricket
19 August 2013
This week we're kicking off our archives blog, looking at our history and how the past gives context to our current work
a close-up of a multi-coloured map of England
13 August 2013
As we near the anniversary of our first interactive data piece, we're looking back at some of the pieces we've published in the past year
young girl clutching her knees
12 August 2013
Our policy adviser writes of the issues and sometimes harrowing conditions young migrants face, and what we can do to help them
Jasmine Mitchell
11 August 2013
Jasmine, our new volunteer, talks about her background, why she chose to support our work and how she's playing a role in our policy team
11 August 2013
Not only did Kate from our fundraising team ride 100 miles last Sunday, she wrote a fantastic story about it - have a look and join us for next year's ride
David Ayre and three other sprinters running a race
10 August 2013
As David from our transformation team trains as a competitive runner, he explains complexities around strong winds, tension between athletes and more
a web browser on a smartphone, loaded to our Unplugged resource
08 August 2013
Our Direct Marketing Manager explains goals behind our new online resource, and why it is as mobile friendly as possible
a graph illustrating finish times of cyclists in the RideLondon-Surrey 100
07 August 2013
We've charted the finish times of the 15,000-plus cyclists in this year's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Do you want to ride 100 miles in next year's event?