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 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
Young refugee
22 April 2013
Why we're backing MP Sarah Teather's call to improve support for children seeking asylum.
young girl
18 April 2013
A parliamentary debate highlights just how wide-ranging free school meal eligibility can be for a child's education
A photograph of Monica working at her desk.
15 April 2013
Through her research with the Fundraising team, Monica learns about British life and the ways our programmes are helping children.
young girl clutching her knees
12 April 2013
In the wake of shocking stories of child sexual exploitation, we go to parliament to share knowledge about protecting and supporting young people.
young boy sitting with two friends
08 April 2013
As we address child poverty, we must ensure that we don’t exclude Roma children, who are some of the most marginalised.
A photograph of Gillian Claugher
05 April 2013
Our Director of Regional Fundraising and Development shares solid fundraising advice and her injury-laden sporting history.
Monica Foss
04 April 2013
Monica Foss is an American intern who will be blogging about her experiences of London and the work she does with us to make a difference.
Sign that reads 'Longitude Zero'
03 April 2013
On an interactive map, Joe guides us through his first 20-mile run of the year.