Orienteering Events

Foot orienteering is a sport that combines endurance with navigational skills. Participants compete against the clock to find control points in unfamiliar terrain, using a specially prepared map.

Find your fitness with an orienteering challenge

Orienteering sport is an exciting and challenging activity that requires mental and physical agility in tough terrain.

Originally designed as a military training activity, orienteering tests the concentration, navigational skills and fitness of participants.

Orienteering events are available in a variety of disciplines including running, mountain biking, skiing and canoeing.

Sprint events typically last for around 15 minutes, while the winners in the longest events generally complete the course in around 1-3 hours, depending on fitness levels and mode of transport.

It makes a great team sport as each member brings their own skills and attributes. This sport increases physical fitness and sharpens the mind by honing decision-making skills. Success is finding the right balance between mental and physical agility, with each enhancing the other.

The challenge is different from just racing, with the added element of navigating the route adding an extra dimension.

If you love fitness and competition, you’ll love orienteering.

Find out how to get involved or discover your next event in our calendar.

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Maxi-Race France
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Results 2019: Maxi-Race France

Ultra-Race Unai Dorronsoro grinded past more than 644 runners to win in 13:47:32. He bested Jason Schlarb who crossed the finish line 17 minutes 41 secondes behind him. Finishing third was Yannick Noel (14:25:50). In the women’s race, it was Ildiko Wermescher (17:34:51) taking the top spot. She bested Denise Zimmermann who crossed the finish line 39 minutes 8 secondes behind
Maxi-Race France
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 26 May 2019 13:54
Maxi-Race France
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Results 2018: Maxi-Race Trail du Lac d'Annecy

Ultra-Race Francesco Cucco outpaced more then 659 runners to win in 15:01:08. Coming in second was Fabrice Couchoud (15:33:28). Emir Grairi got the third place in 16:03:28. In the ladies race, Mimmi Kotka claimed victory with a time of 15:51:01 , followed by Géraldine Prost who finished with a time of 19:08:26. Elise Delannoy got the third place in 19:36:15. Top
Maxi-Race France
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 28 May 2018 09:34
Maxi-Race France
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Results 2017: Maxi Race

Maxi Race Sébastien Spehler outran roughly 908 runners to win with a time of 08:47:47. Michel Lanne secured second in this year’s race with a time of 08:56:44. Finishing third was Aurelien Patoz (09:18:19). For the women, Perrine Tramoni got a win, finishing with a time of 10:50:32 . She bested Lisa Borzani who crossed the finish line 15 minutes 7
Maxi-Race France
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 29 May 2017 12:20
Maxi-Race France
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Double French victory at the IAU Trail World Championships

The Maxi-Race event in Annecy, France hosted the 2015 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Trail World Championships. This year the Elite runners had their own separate race, which started 1 hour and 30 minutes earlier than the open race. Saturday at 3:30, in Annecy-le-Vieux, 178 men and 108 women were ready to conquer the world champion title. At the end of
Maxi-Race France
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 03 Jun 2015 13:40
Maxi-Race France
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Results for the 2014 Trail du Lac d'Annecy

Last year the different races had to be canceled because of the bad weather around Annecy. This year the weather was kind enough to let the runners complete the race. The main race, the §race_link(12319) gathered 1,141 runners along its 86 km route starting in Annecy le Vieux. Sébastien SPEHLER crossed the finish like to win with a time of 8:45:26.
Maxi-Race France
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 03 Jun 2014 15:05
Maxi-Race France
Press Release

2015 Trail World Championships

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) has officially chosen the host venue for the 2015 Trail World Championships. France (FFA), and more specifically the Haute-Savoie, one of the nation’s most popular areas for trail running, will welcome this major event. The host race for the 2015 Trail World Championships will be the TECNICA MAXI-RACE, with a start/finish in Annecy-le-Vieux and a
Maxi-Race France
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 31 Jan 2014 14:55
Maxi-Race France
Press Release

The 2015 Trail World Championships, France and the Lake Annecy MaXi-Race bid together

The announcement for the French bid to organize the 2015 Trail World Championships occurred on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The race for the official bid is the MaXi-Race. Last weekend IAU representative, Paco RICO, visited Annecy-le-Vieux and took a tour around Lake Annecy via the surrounding summits. Mr. Rico was accompanied by staff from the MaXi-Race (the trail
Maxi-Race France
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 13 Nov 2013 09:17