Charity entries 2018
386 GOLD, PLATINUM and CRYSTAL-TICKETS can be purchased by credit card exclusively online on www.maratona.it
Once again, we will offer special registrations at an increased price, the difference of which will go to four associations:
• the Südtiroler Sporthilfe (www.sporthilfe.it) which supports real sporting talents, young people who can not afford to finance their competitions;
• the Association of Groups of Belluno "Insieme si può" ("Together we can") a non-profit making organization NPA/NGO (www.365giorni.org) which supports the project related to Kangole Boys Primary School Schoole in Northern Uganda and its respective dormitory for pupils and training courses which will be illustrated soon on this page;
• Costa Family Foundation Onlus (www.costafoundation.org) that will build a new family home in Jhamtse Gatsal in the district of Tawang - Arunachal Pradesh in India. The project is illustrated on this page.
• the “Alex Zanardi BIMBINGAMBA" Association (www.bimbingamba.com) which makes artificial limbs for children who have undergone amputations and do not have access to proper health care.
193 charity entries at an increased price which surcharge is destined for charity (less the registration fee of 119 euro) will be sold (payment by credit card) on our website www.maratona.it on November 22nd 2017 as from 6 p.m. (GMT+1):
• 175 GOLD entries at a price of 250,00 Euro;
• 15 PLATINUM entries at a price of 500,00 Euro;
• 3 CRYSTAL entries at a price of 1.500,00 Euro.
Further 193 charity entries (175 GOLD, 15 PLATINUM and 3 CRYSTAL entries) will be sold online on www.maratonat.it on March 22nd 2018.
With the purchase of a charity entry you will get a small souvenir of the event in addition to a preferential starting grid (Gold registrations in the second grid, and the Platinum and Crystal registrations in the first starting grid).
JHAMTSE GATSAL - Children’s community
In the Monpa language, Jhamtse Gatsal means "garden of love and compassion". These are the principles upon which ex-Buddhist monk Lobsang Phuntsok decided to build his community in the district of Tawang - Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Arunachal Pradesh may be the most remote region of India, nestled amongst mountains measuring over 4,000 metres high and infinite stretches of unspoilt jungle, closer to Bhutan and Tibet than Indian civilisation. It takes two and a half days by car to reach it from the closest airport and it is precisely for this reason that Lobsang chose this place: "Being located so remotely allows us to preserve our culture and language; we are privileged because no one wants to come up here; this affords us a certain freedom of action, which benefits us". However, it must also be said that such distance from civilisation poses many a problem; poverty is rife here and there is no industry, nor opportunity for trade or employment. Every day, all day, the women on the sides of the road with their children on their backs break stones by hand, making gravel for construction companies. Their houses are small shacks made of mud and stone; electricity comes and goes; a little millet and rice grows on the terraces on the steep mountain slopes.
Lobsang welcomes 85 children to its community, each one with a difficult family background. Here in Jhamtse Gatsal, the children live in large families overseen by an Ama, a mother, and they go to school. From kindergarten to high school, they are educated in four languages: Monpa, Tibetan, English and Hindi. Here in Jhamtse Gatsal, dreams of a less desperate and much more beautiful future can come true.
New family homes
In order to accommodate a larger number of children, we are going to build a new family home in Jhamtse Gatsal. Given how remotely located it is, all forms of transport are expensive and building will take a long time. The new family homes will be equipped with a new septic system, also designed as a composting system, which will be used for the production of bio-gas.
The “Alex Zanardi BIMBINGAMBA” Association makes artificial limbs for children who have undergone amputations and do not have access to proper health care. These children come from all over the world and have lost one or more limbs as a result of accidents, illness or injuries from explosives or firearms in war zones.
BIMBINGAMBA Association operates thanks to R.T.M. Ortopedia and Centro di Riabilitazione Casalino, the close collaboration of Dr. Claudio Costa’s Clinica Mobile nel Mondo, the physiotherapist Claudio Panizzi and Studio Ferri & Associati di Bologna.
Throughout their stay in Italy the children also receive logistical assistance. So far more than 100 child amputees have been treated.
The Association is also actively involved in the BIMBINGAMBA – Sport project, designed to get children with amputations or spinal injuries into the sport of handbike.