Solidarity is at the heart of the event

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.

140
Solidarity bibs

290 000 €
collected

 

Donations at registration
25 000 €
collected

 

12
charitable
associations
supported

Race bibs and solidarity
Contacts dossards solidaires
Assoc. supported by the organization
Chuma - La Deedi's school
Fondation maladies rares
Frères des Hommes
Greffe de vie
Kaïcedra
Le Rire Médecin
Les Amis de Children's Home
Liziba Source de Vie

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.

To clean a natural spring and supply an additional reservoir costs around 2 500 €
To build a a tank costs around 22 000 €

       

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).

     

Find all the information at www.liziba.org

Reserve your solidarity race-bib
Contact Pascal Tornay au +41 78 709 07 41
E-mail : association@liziba.org | pascaltornay@netplus.ch

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