Be part of the greatest race of all and help raise funds for your industry charity, ABTA LifeLine!

The virtual TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 2 October 2022, the same day as the main London event.  You will be able to take part in the world’s greatest marathon on the course of your choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59BST, wherever you are on the planet. You can walk, run, skip, wear a daft costume – basically do your marathon, your way. All 26.2 miles must be completed outside. 

Avis Budget Group's International Travel and Partnerships Team completed their 2021 virtual marathon around Windsor Great Park raising a brilliant £2000! 

ABTA LifeLine is now looking for 10 travel colleagues or teams to take part in the virtual event!! 

Not only would you be taking part in an incredible race, but you will be raising vital funds to support those in the travel industry who are really struggling right now and in desperate need of financial, practical, and emotional support. 

Every £1 raised helps to change the lives of families in our industry. Here’s how your money helps:

  • £50 can support a weekly food shop
  • £100 can give expert advice on government benefits, debt and housing support through our partner Citizens Advice (Manchester)
  • £300 will provide vital mental health support – dedicated counselling service through our partner The Centre for Crisis Psychology.

But our support does not stop there. 

We tailor our support to the individual or family giving them the care they deserve. From medical equipment, to unexpected funeral costs, school uniform, a washing machine to an energy bill, we provide the LifeLine our colleagues need. See who ABTA Lifeline has supported in the past.

Worried about fundraising? Don’t! The possibilities are endless, and we will help promote your activities every step of the way. We would just ask that you commit to raising a £1000. 

Fundraising is also made simple through Lifeline’s JustGiving page. Just click on the ‘Fundraise for us’ button on Lifeline’s Just Giving page, to link your account with ours to encourage people to donate to Lifeline. 

We would also love for you to share your training blogs and photos of the day on social media using the #RunForABTALifeline hashtag. 

Even though the event is virtual, you will not miss out! There will be a virtual TCS London Marathon App, which will allow you to log your 26.2 miles and you will still earn your medal and T-Shirt. Not only will you be able to track and log your run, but the app will also help to bring the virtual experience to life, with exclusive audio commentary. 

For more information and to get involved, please get in touch at