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.

The Children's Society cheers squads
25 February 2013
As she prepares to complete the longest run of her life, Sally shares her planning so far and considers the challenge ahead
Five young people handing in Fair and Square petitions at  10 Downing Stre
22 February 2013
Our Fair and Square petition has received 90,000 signatures, and last week with the help of five children, we delivered the petition to 10 Downing Street
partial map of UK with differently shaded regions
20 February 2013
Our new map illustrates the End Child Poverty campaign's study of poverty levels across the UK
young girl clutching her knees
19 February 2013
We can develop a more effective view of child poverty by listening to families' experiences.
a graph that shows the varying levels of financial benefits
15 February 2013
Use our interactive graph to see the varying levels of support for nine different families.
young girl who has run away stands as people rush by her
15 February 2013
A troubling new Ofsted report echoes our findings about low levels of support for young runaways
Sarah and her daughter Michaela
15 February 2013
Our supporter Sarah Neild shares her training and fundraising tips as she gets ready to run the Bupa London 10,000
Valentine's Day cards
14 February 2013
Here's a fun fundraising idea - Monica Foss has been making her own Valentine's Day cards
12 February 2013
Today we present our Fair and Square petition to Downing Street, calling for all children in poverty to receive free school meals
boy leaning against a fence
12 February 2013
As the house of commons debates benefits, key changes would ensure that children are spared big losses