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.

photographs of young people writing for our blog
15 June 2013
Volunteers and young carers have written some terrific stories over the past two weeks, plus now you can read blog posts on your Kindle or other e-reader
two young carers working with an adult to create videos
13 June 2013
A training session for young carers provides Rob with tips on creating videos and photos, and hints at the magnitude of issues young carers face
Sindi standing against a brick wall
12 June 2013
Sindi shares her experience of growing up as a young carer and how, in the face of adversity, she is now embarking on an exciting career path
young man in a hooded sweatshirt
12 June 2013
Free school meals for children in asylum-seeking families would help those surviving on £5 a day for each family member
Abby Irwin playing guitar
11 June 2013
Abby, a Young Carers in Focus ambassador, reveals how caring for her ill mum inspired her to embark on a musical career and training
young girl who has run away stands as people rush by her
11 June 2013
The Home Affairs Select Committee launched a new report yesterday on child sexual exploitation, and its recommendations are sound
girl giving medicine to her mother, and text about government support for carers
10 June 2013
Find out how you can help improve the lives of carers and their families
Kym Lomas
09 June 2013
Kym Lomas shares her experience of struggling to raise her children and what free school meals can mean to a family
young people looking at camera
08 June 2013
This month, Kate Coleman reflects on how involving children in church is both dangerous and liberating
Oliver Dabbs
07 June 2013
Oliver, a young volunteer, travelled to London to meet our chief executive, managers and to learn more about our work