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Saucony BAMM

05 August 2022 - 06 August 2022
Lapland Resorts: Olivia Huerta Bratteng/Studio Emma Svensson
Lapland Resorts: Olivia Huerta Bratteng/Studio Emma Svensson.

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Saucony BAMM (Björkliden Arctic Mountain Marathon) is an annual rigorous two-day competition in mountain orienteering. Each team is composed of two members competing in an exciting, though challenging overnight race through the Swedish mountains.

Participants competing in classes 50 and 70 are responsible for carrying themselves all necessary gear to complete these two tough days and one night on the mountain. For competitors in class 30, transportation for tents and sleeping bags is provided to the overnight locations. Competitors in class 30 are also allowed a somewhat lighter backpack to run with. Competitors in the new class, 10, will run a path demarcated by taped lines, with a map and during a single day, however, just as competitors in other classes they will be required to carry a set of obligatory gear during the race. The starting location for all classes is in Riksgränsen.

On the Friday morning before the race start, teams will be given a map with the course to begin planning their strategic path. Soon after, all teams will begin simultaneously from the starting point. After each of the required checkpoints have been taken, the teams will arrive to a communal camping point where all teams will sleep together in a large tent.

On day 2, the race begins in the morning with a staggered start; the team that arrived first on day 1 will begin, with each team following in the order in which they arrived the previous day. Teams which arrived more than an hour after the starting team will begin together before the staggered start. The finish line is back in Riksgränsen, where a shower, sauna and mingle is awaiting the tired competitors, which is followed that evening by the prize ceremony and a dinner.

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Lars Janssonsgatan 17

SE-981 31 Kiruna

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