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 €
Help the girls to stay in the mountains!
Faced by a the drift from the land which rages in two rural districts in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand, since 2013, Plan International has intervened and given access to decent employment. By supporting the NGO, you also contribute to helping these young people stay in their mountains.
Devki Devi is a young mother of two children who lives in a small village in the state of Uttarakhand. Her husband had to leave to live in New Delhi to ensure the survival of his household. Like Devki, there are thousands who find themselves alone and isolated in the mountains. In March 2014, the young Indian benefitted from the Saksham auto-entrepreneurship programme, offered by the NGO Plan International.
Thanks to her training, the support of the on-the spot team and a micro-credit grant she created her own community service centre: supplying seeds for farmers, exercise books for school children and government forms for requesting social aid. As a result: she is now capable of meeting the financial needs of her family and has become an important support for the members of her community.
Since 2013, around 1 000 disadvantaged young people, among whom around 400 are girls, now have their heads turned towards decent employment. Due to continual apprenticeship programmes and skills training, their rural existence, perched between at an altitude of between 1000 and 3000 metres in the mountains, is no longer a hindrance to entrepreneurship or quality vocational training.
« The Saksham project led by Plan International has developed excellent training, in particular for the girls, explains Anita, delegate responsible for customer relations at Costa Coffee. It is a safe environment. The team constantly follows the young people, ensuring their motivation and giving them advice on their careers and futures. For myself, I wanted to be a dancer, but now my objective has changed. I want to become a manager once my training ends. »
About Plan International
The NGO is active in 52 developing countries to help the most excluded children and young people become free adults.
For more than 75 years, Plan International has acted in the poorest regions to help millions of excluded children by satisfying their vital needs, protecting them from all forms of violence and exploitation, providing them with an education and then a good training allowing them to assert their rights.
Our History : https://www.plan-international.fr/video/plan-international-hier-aujourdhui-et-demain
Why the girls ? : https://www.plan-international.fr/droits-des-filles