Olivier’s challenge was to finish the race. He achieved his goal in 17hrs 51 min.*
After 98 kilometres of effort and 5'600 meters of positive elevation, Olivier arrived at 4:52 am in Chamonix.
The race conditions were good even though all participants suffered from the heat during the first part of the day. It’s one of the reasons why many failed to finish. (More than 2000 runners were on the start line, only 1318 completed the race...)
A big thank you to all for having supported this initiative morally and financially.
You can pay your donation with the bank details below. Thanks in advance !
The money will be used for the reinsertion of child victims of trafficking and other exploitations in West Africa. By the end of the year, we will inform you more in details on how the money was spent.
|Account West Africa by Banque Cantonale de Genève (BCGe) :
IBAN : CH58 0078 8000 U330 2054 7
BIC/SWIFT : BCGECHGGXXX
Bank clearing / CB : 788
CCP : 12-1-2
|International Social Service (ISS)
10, rue Alfred-Vincent
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
www.run4children.ch & www.ssiss.ch
ISS is a Swiss NGO founded in 1932 and member of an international network represented in 140 countries. It provides support to children and families confronted to social and legal issues in a transnational context. Since the ratification by Switzerland of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, our main purpose is to support its implementation.
Additionally, the Foundation supports projects for children who are not raised in their own families, for example, those who are in residential care or are victims of trafficking or exploitation. These projects are conducted in transition and developing countries (notably in Eastern Europe and in West Africa).
The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® : www.ultratrailmb.comTo run around Mont-Blanc (the highest peak in Central Europe) in a single stage while passing through three countries!
Starts 29th August 2008 at 11:00 am from Courmayeur in Italy, continuing through Champex, Switzerland and finishing in Chamonix in France (course CCC®). This Ultra-Marathon covers 98 kms with an altitude change of 5’600m. and has to be completed within 26 hours.
The aim of the race isn’t to beat records but to finish the race within the bestowed time to be a «finisher».
You can register to sponsor the kilometres Olivier will run (see form below).
The entire collected sum will be invested in individual projects towards the reinsertion of child victims of trafficking and other exploitations in West Africa.
No administrative or management fees will be deducted.