Quick Introduction to the Race
The SIMM (Swiss International Mountain Marathon) is THE race for orienteer's, runners, outdoor lovers, adventurers, walkers and hikers, in teams of two, with a friend or our family. In short, it’s for thinking mountain-loving sportspeople! The route between the controls is entirely up to you, with the help of your compass and map. As well as your food and compulsory safety material, you also need to carry for the whole distance all your equipment for the overnight camp at the end of the first day.
For competent map readers, there are 3 different courses on the Orienteering Marathon. The two Trail Marathon categories (long and short) are technically easier as they will end to follow footpaths, so you only need a more basic understanding of map reading.
Orienteering, Score and Trail are the three main categories. For connoisseurs in dealing with the map, there is a shorter and a longer distance (Orienteering). Even the runners in the score category know the card well. You are on the road as close to 5 hours a day as possible and are running as many posts as possible.
The two trail distances lead mostly along the trails. Here basic knowledge in card reading is sufficient.
Family, ladies, mixed and men are the subcategories (separate ranking).