Courses and Categories
SWISS INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN MARATHON is a two-day orienteering race in the mountains. All participants start in a team of two, no matter if male, female or mixed. There will be an overall standing, the handicap is calculated by age and gender of the participants. Beyond the given checkpoints, every team chooses it's own way by map and compass. Furthermore, safety equipment (first aid), food supplies and equipment for the overnight stay are mandatory and will be strictly checked. The complete equipment must be carried in a backpack by the participants themselves during the entire event.
Orienteering-Marathon is the most challenging category in both, navigational skills and endurance. Most of the way will be offside the paths, advanced or professional athletes and orienteers will love it.
Theses categories are simplier in terms of endurance and orienteering skills. A possible track is already marked on the map, only a few checkpoints are given. The way follows mostly the alpine hiking paths and other leading lines. This category enables athletes with high motivation of running/hiking but poor orienteering technics to participate at R'ADYS MOUNTAIN MARATHON. The short distance is also appropriate for walkers and nordic walkers.
The score marathon is first induced experimentally this year. Before the kickoff, each team gets a list of possible checkpoints with their individual scores depending on their level of difficulty. The goal is to gain as much scores as possible in a certain amount of time. Excess of time means a loss of points.
The route data corresponds to the effective distance and slope on an assumed ideal route.
So far: distance = as the crow flies.
The information is for two days. For course 1 this can mean 22 km on Saturday and 26 km on Sunday.
Course Distance Altitude climb
Course 1 Orienteering Strong 48 km 4'300 m
Parcours 3 Orienteering light 34 km 2'800 m
Course 5 Score Maximum time 5 hours per day
Course 7 Trail Strong 52 km 4'000 m
Parcours 9 Trail light 32 km 2'600m