in 2014 a group of athletes made the trek to the Everest Base Camp and climbed Island Peak. This was a personal project but they also wished to show their solidarity with the region that hosted them on this challenge.
For this reason, these athletes grouped together under the umbrella of a solidarity association of the town of La Bisbal del Penedès (Tarragona Province, Spain): Jo, esportista solidari.
Jo, esportista solidari –“I’m a Solidarity Athlete”– is an association that organizes and provides support for sports activities aimed to raise funds for solidarity causes and to channel these funds through the award of each activity to a solidarity foundation, NGO or entity.
The Association organizes two races each year and provides logistical support to other races held by sports clubs and entities.
The Association has now been working for 5 years, organizing the Solidarity Cycling Tour of La Bisbal del Penedès, the Orientation Race at Sant Pere Molanta and, since 2012, the Mountain Race of the Hiking Centre of Sant Jaume dels Domenys.
The cooperation with MHF began in 2013 and they continue to organise solidarity activities in which we are beneficiaries.