Run and help those who need it
Since the beginning of its time, the UTMB® has always wanted to associate the energy of the event with a spirit of solidarity. Our mountain culture places an importance on human relations and mutual aid. We are impregnated with the famous spirit of 'roped partners' and animated by this willingness to help each other to gain personal victories : to get over a difficult moment, to fight against an illness or to help children grow up and flourish.
So the UTMB® has developed several ways of collecting donations for partner charitable associations. The organisation supports 5 associations directly through a system of contributions made during registration for each of its 5 events. Besides, 150 SOLIDARITY RACE-BIBS are granted to runners who wish to support one of our partner associations by donating 2000€, paid directly or through sponsors in order to raise the sum. Finally, each runner can, if they wish to do so, take advantage of their participation to support an association of their choice by being sponsored so as to show their support for the organisation.
The UTMB® has create strong links with the associations they support, following the implementation of the actions and favouring human exchange between the runners, the organisers and the associations.
300 000 €
Donations at registration
24 000 €
Race bibs and solidarity
For the runner there is the possibility of registering for a race, without relying on the draw, by making a donation of 2000€ directly to one of the charitable associations supported by the organisation (in respect of the current regulations). The runner may be supported by the donor/donors of his choice, private or commercial, to raise the funds.
Some of the selected associations are declared "in the public interest" and can supply the documentary evidence of the donation for declarations leading to tax relief.
Great success for the SOLIDARITY RACE-BIBS because they have all found takers.
On behalf of the charities, the organising committee and the solidarity commission we would like to thank all solidarity runners. The charities can also carry out their projects.
2016 : We guarantee one place (with a limit of a maximum of 150 places) to any runner who, directly or through a donor of his choice, donates 2000 € to one of the following associations.
To contact the associations supported by solidarity race-bibs, click here
The process will be as follows :
- The donor will pay the chosen association 2000€ to reserve a place in the race of his/her choice and will send to firstname.lastname@example.org the address and phone number of the runner, the chosen race, and the association that we support.
- The charitable association will inform the Ultra-Trail® by mail of the donation given and the runner’s name and date of birth.
- The runner may then join his chosen race, so long as he has the necessary qualifying points.
The donations must be given by May 31st, 2016 at the latest. The donor may on no account reclaim any part of his donation. As from the moment that the runner is registered, he is subject to the same race regulations as the other runners including the cancellation of his registration. He will be reimbursed a variable amount according to the date of cancellation (see the race regulations). He can however leave his the place with another runner who will then have to register.