By Mathias Eichler
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UTMB Cares is an endowment fund and global initiative to unite trail running communities and create positive change by supporting local social and environmental causes in race destinations.
UTMB has had this program around for a few years, now it’s revamped and consolidated: If you have the cash and want to donate it to a cause you can bypass the lottery and get yourself a bib into UTMB. The expanded program now includes bibs for Lavardo and Eiger as well as UTMB. The cost is €1,000 for Lavardo and Eiger and €2,000 for UTMB. That’s just the donation, you still pay for your entry, and you still need to qualify via index and stones. The ‘donation’ goes to one of four causes UTMB:
In 2023, UTMB Cares will launch four main programs that support mountain preservation, women in trail running, transport in the mountains, as well as directly supporting race communities by working with local non-profit associations.