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.

15 June 2012
Changing the focus won’t help end child poverty, says our Policy Officer Laura Rodrigues
Rosie Rutherford
12 June 2012
We’re launching a new series by Rosie, our Media Intern. She has been a mentor, interviewed our Chief Executive for his job, and is an expert at making tea
Several runners at this year's London Bupa 10K
28 May 2012
Kate Wareham reports on yesterday's Bupa London 10k, including some of the more personal reasons she and others chose to run.
28 May 2012
Following a new report, we urge the government to ensure that young people are supported in the new special education system.
25 May 2012
Kate Wareham has good advice for training for a 10k run, although she hasn't followed her sound words for this year's London Bupa 10k.
25 May 2012
Grace and Amy tell stories of their visit to London to meet the minister.
Stephen Twigg delivering a speech
23 May 2012
Ruby Peacock reports on Stephen Twigg's speech at our seminar this week, where he addressed the importance of supporting young people and their families
22 May 2012
For children who grew up in the care of their local authority, leaving can be a scary, explains Laura Rodrigues, who met several over the past few days.
18 May 2012
He's good on a bike but for Henry Rowling running is a different matter, as he explains the aches he's enduring to support our work.
17 May 2012
Ilona Pinter writes of a new report from a centre at Oxford University that addresses immigration policies' effects on children.