Groupe de coureurs avec un tee-shirt vaincre les maladies Lysosomales

A Marathon of solidarity

The Club des Sports de Chamonix supports causes close to its heart!


Promoting social inclusion and diversity

The Mont Blanc Marathon is a unique opportunity to bring solidarity to life, and to promote the values of inclusion and social mixing promoted by the Club des Sports. We are working with a number of social and socio-medical organizations to make volunteering accessible to all:

  • The association Aller plus Haut located in Sallanches, which supports adults with disabilities,
  • The association CODASE located in Grenoble, supports young people in difficulty in their social and professional integration, 
  • L'EPDA de Prévention spécialisée located in Chamonix, which implements educational initiatives for young people in difficulty.

Bringing Chamonix youth sports projects to life

Since 2016, we've been offering the sale of solidarity bibs, the proceeds of which go to fund sports projects for children in the sections of the Club des Sports.

For runners, these bibs enable them to guarantee their entry in one of the Mont Blanc Marathon races, without going through the draw, by making a direct donation to benefit the sports sections of the Club des Sports de Chamonix.

In 2024, a total of 140 solidarity race bibs, covering the Duo Etoilé, the 42km, the 23km and the 90km of the Mont-Blanc, have been offered to help youth of the Club des Sports.

Dossards solidaires escalade 2023

Thanks to the €70, 000 raised in 2023, 250 young people from 11 sports sections were able to carry out exceptional sporting projects:

Korean martial arts: team-building course in Germany.
Climbing: Alpine traverse from Chamonix to Innsbruck (Austria).
Football: "Copa Maresme" tournament on the Costa Brava.
Hockey: "Easter Cup" tournament in the Czech Republic.
Swimming: intensive course in Piombino, Italy.
Ski jumping : course and exchange with a ski jumping club in Einsideln (Switzerland).
Alpine skiing: zero-carbon ambition course in Zermatt (Switzerland).
Cross-country skiing: physical preparation course in Planica (Slovenia).
Snowboarding: multi-slide cohesion course and skate challenge in Sallanches.
Tennis: tour in Aix-en-Provence.
Mountain biking: cohesion course in Auvergne.

Supporting patients and medical research

Through the solidarity bibs, the Mont Blanc Marathon is committed to 3 organizations working to support patients and medical research:

  • Vaincre les Maladies Lysosomales, an association that supports the 3,000 French people affected by one of the 53 lysosomal diseases, rare genetic disorders that cause multiple disabilities.
  • Trail Runners Against Muco, an association based in the Chamonix region, which for over 20 years has been taking on extraordinary sporting challenges to raise funds for Vaincre la Mucoviscidose.
  • Ultra Sports Science, a non-profit endowment fund that helps finance medical research into serious illnesses affecting athletes, to better understand and prevent them. 

In 2024, almost 110 solidarity bibs were sold for the benefit of our 3 partners.

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