The Solidarity in 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 feel solidarity with the inhabitants of less privileged countries where access to water, education and training are sometimes complex.
Solidarity is supported by the Solidarity Commission of the Trailers du Mont Blanc
There are two ways to collect funds for partner associations:
Solidarity bibs and runners' donations during their registration
Assessment of the two years 2020 and 2021 :
520 000 €
collected by the associations
Donations at registration
The Solidarity Bibs
160 solidarity race numbers are granted to runners wishing to support and invest in a partner association by making a donation of at least 2000€ paid directly by the runner or through patrons allowing to raise the sum.
For the runner, it is the possibility of guaranteeing his registration within the limit of 160 bibs. He commits himself to become an ambassador of the cause he supports.
The 12 associations supported for the 2022 edition : Click on the logo of the association to learn about their project
To contact the associations supported by solidarity race-bibs, click here
The process in order to benefit from a solidarity, health or environment race-bib
From December 7th to 19th 2021
- The runner goes to his runner’s page and clicks on "Reserve a solidarity/health/environment race-bib ", and choses the association they wish to support and the race in which they would like to run.
- Once he booked his bib, the donor has one week to make his donation to the chosen association to confirm the reservation of the race-bib.
- The association informs the UTMB® once the payment has been made.
- The UTMB® then contacts the runner to give them the special registration procedure.
In the case where the donation is not made within the time limit, the race-bib will be put back in to play.
NB: In the event that the maximum quota of solidary bibs is reached, the additional bookings will be put on the waiting list. Runners on the waiting list will be likely to be contacted by the organisation between January 26th and February 4th 2022.
Important : A registration via a solidarity/health/environment race-bib is subject to the same regulations as a normal registration (qualifying points, registration fees, etc.) except that the runner doesn’t have to pass via the draw.
The donor may on no account recuperate all or a part of their donation. As from the moment when the runner registers, they are under the same race regulations as the others including the cancellation of their registration, they will be reimbursed a varying sum according to the date of the cancellation.