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.

Several cyclists at the starting line of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
06 August 2013
Our digital editor Matt shares his photos and messages from this year's RideLondon-Surrey 100 course
Can you guess how many Jelly Babies there are?
05 August 2013
You could win a family ticket to Bounce Festival worth £60. All you have to do is guess how many Jelly Babies are in the jar.
woman interviewing two girls
05 August 2013
As he puts together a kit for young carers, Rob asks for your assistance with sharing a survey with young people
black and white images of maps of England, France and an unidentified area
04 August 2013
The best online maps tend to be useful, appealing and, often, fun - try one from our site and a few favourites from elsewhere
A dog, a video editor and a sink tap
03 August 2013
What's it like to sell Angry Birds iPad cases, dog footies, video recording equipment, faucets and more on eBay? Our shop manager, David, lets us know
young girl being led by a man
01 August 2013
A new report illuminates the complexity and diversity of reasons that young people run away and the risks they face
field lined with trees
31 July 2013
On his last training ride before Sunday's big bicycle ride, a road in Surrey reminds Matt of why he was on a bike
young girl clutching her knees
30 July 2013
Staff and families at one of our projects share their experiences with the government
four images, of a young man, three girls, a graph and a cloud
26 July 2013
For your e-book reader or your computer, we've compiled this week's blogs around our major new report
four adults at a Good Childhood Conversation
25 July 2013
How do we help boost young people's well-being in local areas? Our Senior Coordinator explains the work