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, 140 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.
290 000 €
Donations at registration
25 000 €
Association Liziba Suisse - Source de Vie
LIZIBA means SOURCE
This is the name of the Swiss-Congolese partnership for access to drinking water. A project which reaches out to more than 25 000 inhabitants of BULAPE, a town situated in the centre of of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a community project in which the villagers are actively involved. What a challenge !
The objective, is WATER !
Our aim is to give the population easy access to drinking water. There is water in abundance, but it is too far to fetch it, from the springs, on the outskirts of the town a round trip of more than 6km ! Imagine what it means to transport 25 litres of water on the head several times a day for the needs of the family...
Objective for 2018 : to build four tanks to bring the water to the consumers
After having cleaned around fifteen natural springs, we would like to build tanks to collect rain-water which is of good quality. We would like to reduce the time and the trouble associated with the supply (a more than 2 hour walk between the collection point and the dwellings). In 2016, we were able, due to seven solidarity runners, to build two tanks. In 2018, we aim at the construction and connection of two more projects.
Our seven 2016 solidarity runners
Christoph GEIGER (SUI), Carlos FRANQUESA (ESP), Dharmesh MISTRY (GBR), Bruno MUELLER (SUI), Guy RAVET, ci-contre (SUI), Fidel SANDOMINGO (FRA), Tarne WESTCOTT (GBR).