PTC’s Karen Avelino to run the London Marathon for Seafarers’ Charity

MARCH 8, 2024

Ms. Katherine "Karen" Avelino, Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) Executive Director of Business Development for Shipping and Senior Vice President of Cruise Operations who also serves as InterManager Executive Committee member, is planning to run the London Marathon on April 21, 2024, to help raise funds for the Seafarers’ Charity. Ms. Avelino will be running alongside her daughter Karmel Avelino.

The mother-daughter team has run several marathons in the Philippines but this is their first attempt at an international event. The world-renowned London Marathon covers 26.2 miles (42.2km) and takes in some of the capital city’s best landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, and Canary Wharf.

Explaining why she holds the Seafarers’ Charity dear to her heart, Karen said: “I have accumulated 17 years’ of experience in the maritime industry at PTC, the largest crew management company in the Philippines. Our organization oversees a substantial pool of over 80,000 Filipino seafarers, with more than 40,000 Filipino crew members deployed across various vessels at any given time. My daughter and I are determined to do all we can to help raise funds for our maritime professionals. Running the London Marathon under the banner of the Seafarer’s Charity is our way of expressing gratitude to the valued seafarers we serve.”

The pair are seeking sponsorship to help them meet the minimum entry requirements for the marathon’s charity category.

If you can support them, please sponsor Karen Avelino here:

and Karmel Avelino here:

To find out more about the Seafarers’ Charity visit the website:


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