The SIMM (Swiss International Mountain Marathon) is THE unique outdoor event for orienteers, mountain, running, endurance and adventure athletes, trail runners, walkers and hikers, in a team of two, as a couple or with the family, in short: For sports fans with brains!
The way of the prescribed control points is freely selectable and only with the help of map and compass as well as the own food and safety equipment to cope. A minimum of material for the overnight stay at the finish of the first stage in the area, for food and first aid is required and must be carried in the backpack over the entire distance.
The two categories Trail-Marathon Strong and Trail-Marathon Light mostly lead along the hiking trails. Basic knowledge of map reading is sufficient. For experts in handling the card, there are 3 courses of different lengths as an 'Orienteering Marathon'.
Children are the future of every culture. To help shape our world, they need healthy self-confidence and physical performance. In memory of his son Mathias, the parents Katrin and Adolf Ogi have the foundation together with friends joy prevailsfounded with the aim of conveying Mathias' virtues of joie de vivre, productivity, perseverance, helpfulness and camaraderie to future generations. These virtues and moving in the mountains ideally coincide with our occasion. The foundation therefore supports the SIMM as a gold partner as follows:
20 teams with at least one youth under the age of 20 (born in 2001 or younger), who take part in SIMM 2020 regardless of the category, will get back CHF 50 of their paid entry fee!
The lottery will decide if more than 20 teams meet the requirement “at least 1 youth born 2001 or younger”. The raffle will take place on Monday, August 10, 2020 and will be open on www.mountainmarathon.ch and communicated at check-in in St. Antönien. The amount will be paid in cash at check-in.
We look forward to seeing you together with the foundation joy prevails ensures that the above-mentioned virtues are promoted by more and more young people at the SIMM. Therefore: If you have not already done so, register for SIMM 2020 and encourage your neighbors and friends with BIG or SMALL children to take part in our event. Click here for the Registration.
The SIMM 2020 takes place as planned on 15-16. August in St. Antönien
The current easing in the event and sports area allows us to announce joyfully: the SIMM 2020 will take place as planned on 15-16. August in St. Antönien (GR). Certain organizational measures are under discussion and preparation and will be communicated to those registered at short notice. The basic concept of the SIMM is retained.
The number of participants including organization must currently be limited to 300 people. We therefore consider registrations in the order of receipt. If more people are later admitted to an event, we will of course accept further registrations.
The current instructions from the Federal Council do not allow any conclusions to be drawn as to whether SIMM 2020 can take place or not. We are still pulling a normal implementation of the SIMM in beautiful Pany-St. Antönien GR into consideration. Whether it can go through the stage like every year or whether we have to choose a different shape remains to be seen. If this is not already on the agenda, please note the date 15th-16th August 2020. There is no alternative date. The decision regarding implementation will be published later.
Cooperation with OTrailrun
The Otrailrun will be held in Ticino for the second time on March 29, 2020. The concept is identical to the SIMM: team of two, orienteering on a national map 1:25 000 and own catering. The Otrailrun the only difference is only one day. It is also always carried out in southern Ticino. The Otrailrun is carried out as project work by elite athletes of the Scuola professionale per sportivi d'élite. The run is ideal as a training run and material test to prepare for the SIMM. Our former runner Rémy Steinegger and our current security officer Thomas Wiesner (see picture) have already successfully participated last year. They were thrilled with this new run in fascinating terrain. The two organizations work together and promote each other. The winning teams of the two races win a free start of the other competition.
The SIMM 2020 can be found on the 15./16. August in St. Antönien in the canton of Graubünden.
We are already looking forward to showing you this beautiful landscape.
Early bird discount: Those who register by February 29th benefit from a discount of CHF 20.-
Have you already participated in the SIMM? Would you like to change sides and help as a helper with the preparations? There are various options: On the one hand, there is a lot to do as a member of the closer team throughout the year. On the other hand, in the previous week of the event, people are always welcome to post items, draw cards, etc. Finally, around 25 to 30 people are involved during the run so that it can go off without a hitch.
Club Discount: We reward team groups of clubs with the repayment of an entry fee for every 6 teams started (6 for 5). Please note that for data protection reasons, each team must register with their own login.