UTMB® a solidarity event

The solidarity commission

It promotes Solidarity within the UTMB®.

The Solidarity Commission selects the associations and ensures that their projects are in line with the values of the UTMB®. The commission ensures the diversity of the causes supported and the representation of the 3 UTMB® countries (France, Italy, Switzerland) in the choice of associations. The Commission remains vigilant to ensure the right balance between associations, whether international, national or local.

During the year, it ensures relations between the associations, riders and the UTMB® organisation. It thus participates in the setting up of solidarity bibs.

During the event, it coordinates the actions of the associations: welcoming the various actors, logistics management, highlighting the projects carried out, etc. Associations and solidarity runners thus benefit from a special welcome from the members and volunteers of the Solidarity Commission, particularly during the presentation of bibs and the "Hour of Solidarity" that the Solidarity Commission co-organizes and dedicates to them.

The Solidarity Commission is chaired by Jacqueline Ecochard and supported by volunteers from the 3 countries crossed by the UTMB®: Sylvie Barquant, Jocelyne Guichaoua, Federica Cortese, Michele Tropiano and Léandre Roduit.

The Solidarity Commission meets monthly and maintains close links with associations in order to promote the work throughout the year. The Solidarity Commission is also very active during the UTMB® week so that solidarity actors can make themselves known to the various audiences of the event.

The solidarity is at the heart of the event

Run & 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, 160 SOLIDARITY RACE-BIBS are granted to runners who wish to support one of our partner associations by donating at least 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.

Report 2019

Solidarity bibs

340 000 €
collected by the associations




Donations at registration
18 680 €

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.

In 2020, we guarantee one place (with a limit of a maximum of 160 places) to any runner who, directly or through a donor of his choice, donates 2000 € to one of the following associations. The runner also undertakes to become an ambassador for the cause he supports.

2020 GOAL

solidarity bibs


Associations supported within the framework of solidarity race-bibs
Registration donations for associations

Registration donations for associations

Through the 7 races, the UTMB® directly supports 4 additional associations

More than 18 680 € collected in 2019
Thank you!

The 4 associations supported thanks to the 2020 races are the following:


Girotondo is an Italian non-profit charitable association composed of people with physical, psychic and/or sensory disabilities who want to be the protagonists of their own lives. They collaborate with those who choose to share their path towards autonomy: for example, their families or technical and social workers wishing to tackle together the specific problems related to the different forms of disability.
The Girotondo association wishes to contribute to the development of a culture that considers the disabled person as the active and responsible protagonist of their life.
The Aosta Girotondo Association promotes and organizes activities to encourage the active participation in social life of people with disability and their emancipation.
The Girotondo Association promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience, through contacts with other social charities – public or private - working in the field of disability in Valle d'Aosta.


Contacts: Paolo Salomone


Donating bone marrow
To promote and develop all forms of action favoring the recruitment of more volunteers for the French bone marrow donors register and any other action to fight against serious diseases of the blood system.

Integration & support for disabled people
Promote and develop all forms of action that encourage the support and integration of people with disabilities through sport.

Find us on www.lasapaudia.com and www.facebook.com/La.Sapaudia
Association LA SAPAUDIA - 
Mairie de MONTHION - 40 Route de l’école - BP 50080 - 73203 ALBERTVILLE Cedex
Contacts: asso.sapaudia@gmail.com


is an association (as per 1901 decree) based in Montélimar, which works to bring its expertise and material help (direct intervention and/or financing) to rebuild buildings affected by natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis ...) in a sustainable way.
The association is inspired by the resistant architectures traditionally used in countries exposed to natural disasters such as South America, Central America, Central Africa, Japan, China, Tibet... (not to mention Europe).

The projects developed are exclusively eco-friendly, using local materials and local workers.

Ongoing project: Reconstruction of the Chautara Library (Sindhupalchok District) in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake. The Culbuto association is chaired by a retired Architect.


Pako'z'otre is a Swiss non-profit association created on December 15, 2015. Its objective is to brighten the daily life of families weakened by the hospitalization of a child. This small association is made up of 4 people driven by the desire to improve the daily life of children with cancer: this father, mother and godfather and godmother try their best to achieve their goal after having been closely affected by the loss of a child.

By supporting our association, you allow us to organize different activities or events to involve children of all ages in order to make them aware of solidarity, respect and difference.

More concretely, thanks to generous donors, but also to the sale of pastries, gifts, charity concerts and the creation of calendars involving more than 1'000 students, the association was able to achieve the following:
- more than 2'000 gifts collected in favour of the children of the CHUV
- 80 gifts delivered to Terre des Hommes in Massongex
- 500 t-shirts offered to the girls of the race la Montheysanne
- 10,000€ donated to the Pinceaux Magiques “Magic Brushes” to paint and create with the little artists in hospital.
- 3,000€ to ARFEC to enable 6 sick children to go camping
- 3,000€ to Les Anges d'Angeline to support the families of hospitalized children.
- 1,000€ to the Ligue Valaisanne contre le Cancer for local support in Valais

During these 4 years, the board of Pako'z'ôtre came up with thousands of ideas to make your generous donations bear fruit, to organize many moving events and especially to pass on a magnificent message of hope, carried by the desire to make things happen.
As for 2020, the association only aims to keep doing the great job started for years ago! Indeed, given our small size, we remain at the end of each year surprised by all the work we’ve done. So, I feel like saying... according to desires and requests... as long as we manage to offer happiness through our actions... we are satisfied!

Find us on https://www.facebook.com/Pakoz%C3%B4tre-1655368191411359/
PAKO’Z’ÔTRESandra Pache - Ch. du Gros-Bellet 14 - 1870 Monthey
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