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 €
collected by the associations
Donations at registration
25 000 €
Le Rire Médecin
The runners of the "Petite Trotte à Léon" and solidarity race-bibs
support "Le Rire Médecin"
For almost 25 years, Rire Médecin have restored the power of play and laughter to children in hospital to help them confront their illnesses. Intervening in 45 paediatric units in 15 hospitals throughout France, the association's 100 professional clowns, each year, give around 72 000 personalised performances to children and their families.
Over and above the simple relaxation and temporary distraction, the clowns contribute to the improvement of the children's quality of life during their stay in hospital, and play down the context in which they find themselves. They establish a real sense of liberty and expression for the young patients and help both parents and nurses to look at the ill child differently.
Thanks to your support, even more children benefit from our action !
To know more, you can find us at www.leriremedecin.asso.fr
Solidarity bibs contact
Emilie Peinch - firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2016, thanks to the “Solidarity race-bib” action, 14 big-hearted trail-runners took the start of one of the UTMB® races. We would like to give them a big thank-you!
If you would like to join this great sporting epic with a sense of solidarity, join us: lesdefisdusourire.leriremedecin.org
A fiscal receipt is issued for each donation. If you are an individual, you benefit from a tax on revenue reduction of 66% of your donation (within the annual limit of 20% of your taxable net income), and if you represent a company,a company tax reduction of 60 % of its amount (within the limits of 5 for each thousand of the turnover before tax).