Solidarity and UTMB®
UTMB® a solidarity event
Since the very beginning, the UTMB® has always wanted to associate the energy of the event with a spirit of solidarity.
Our inner mountain culture gives great importance to human relations and mutual aid. It generates the desire to help others win their own battles: to overcome a difficult time, to fight a disease, to help children grow up and be happy.
We also stand in solidarity with the citizens of less privileged countries where access to water, education and training is sometimes difficult.
Solidarity actions are promoted by the Solidarity Committee of the Trailers du Mont Blanc association.
There are two ways to collect funds for partner associations:
Charity bibs and runners' donations during their registration
2020 and 2021 report:
520 000 €
collected by the associations
Donation at registration
160 charity race bibs are available for runners wishing to support and invest in a partner association by donating at least 2000€ to be paid directly by the runner or through sponsors allowing to raise the money.
By making a donation, runners may register without having to go through the lottery (there are only 160 charity bibs available). A runner wishing to become a charity runner must commit to become an ambassador for the cause they support.
Here's the 12 associations supported for the 2022 edition: Click on the logo of the association to learn more about their project
To contact the associations supported by charity race-bibs, click here
How to reserve a charity, health or environment race-bib
From December 7th to 19th 2021
- Applicants need to log in to their runner’s account, click on "Book a charity/health/environment race-bib ", and chose the association they wish to support and the race they would like to participate in.
- Once the bib is reserved, the runner has one week to make the donation to the chosen association to confirm the reservation of the race-bib.
- The association informs the UTMB® once the payment is received.
- The UTMB® then emails the runner the special registration procedure.
If the donation is not made within the deadline, the race-bib will be available for other runners to reserve it.
NB: if all the available charity, health and environment race bibs have been reserved, the exceeding requests for a charity race bib will be put on the waiting list.
Don’t forget: Runners who wish to apply for a charity race bib must follow the same regulations as a regular registration (qualifying points, entry fees, etc.) except that they don’t have to go through the lottery process.
The donor will under no circumstances be refunded all (or part of) the donation. When registrating for a race, the same regulations apply to all runners (including charity runners): those who wish to cancel their registration will be refunded a certain amount depending on the date of the cancellation.