Welcome to the Origin of Swimrun!

When ÖTILLÖ started in 2006 no one knew it would be the start of the swimrun movement around the World. Our family of races and racers is now growing in many countries as we keep adding races to the ÖTILLÖ SWIMRUN WORLD SERIES. This is the space to follow if you want to be on the cutting edge of the sport. All because of a drunken bet!

Nadja Odenhage
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot

You are now entering into our world

ÖTILLÖ is the origin of Swimrun, a new endurance sport driven by respect and dedication. Swimrun is about experiencing nature in the purest possible way, with Respect for yourself, for your team partner, for others and for the environment.

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series is the premium brand in Swimrun providing sustainable events of the highest quality which challenge your mental and physical endurance. We are dedicated to recreate the ÖTILLÖ experience in unique places around the world and to inspire the growth of a community that shares our values.

The spirit of swimrun is based on teamwork, motivation, fun and passion. We want to bring you all of these emotions, we want to challenge you and we want to give you a fantastic adventure. These are all the reasons of why we have decided to create unique races in unique places. We want to share our world with you!

On this site you will find the legacy of our sport and also the future of our experience. You will be challenged and you will be respected. This is where you will find all information regarding the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship, The ÖTILLÖ World Series and the ÖTILLÖ Sprints. You will also find everything that makes for a swimrun life; training, adventures and community.

As we see the sport from a sustainable angle we want to be part of conserving the nature we are in and we want to give back to those less fortunate. At every race location we work with local environmental organisations and through our donations to and our work with #Swimrunforlife we want to support those who are chasing the dream of safety over land and water.

In social media you will find us under @otillorace and #otillo

Welcome to our family!

The origin to the Swimrun movement and ranked as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the World (CNN 2012)

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series races are Qualifiers to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship, these races will challenge you as a team.

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint Races are entry level races as an introduction to this inspiring sport in beautiful places; there are no time limits here.


New golden bib concept

For 2018 we will have a GOLDEN BIB in each class in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun races (not merit). Men, women and mixed. €33 000 in each class to the team that wins 6 races in a row. NEW is that it will be rolling, meaning that the GOLDEN BIB is passed on to the winning team...

Accommodation at Isles of Scilly

Looking for a place to stay on the Isles of Scilly? The Island Partnership has compiled a list of available accommodation. This together with the offer at Karma Hotel on St Martin’s is definitely enough for the race. Remember that you are not the only ones looking for...

Hvar pre-race package

Going to Hvar and want to spend a couple of days extra? Here is a great package! ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar is in early April, just after Easter. You might be considering spending a few extra days in beautiful Croatia as the weather is nice and the place is magic. InCroatia...

Liveaboard Swimrun Camp in May

After lots of requests we are now very happy to provide a Liveaboard Swimrun Camp in the end of May. The camp will be based in Croatia and on-board a beautiful ship which will be our home for a week. We have 15 twin cabins, a wonderful deck to relax on and a massive...

ÖTILLÖ on Strava

We finally woke up! ÖTILLÖ is now on Strava. Please join our club and share your training and racing. Let’s try to build a comprehensive overview of where we all are training so that others can join in and be part of our community. By discovering new places we can all...

A new swimrun forum

Welcome to the new Swimrun International Community Facebook forum, a place to discuss all things related to Swimrun. A place to inspire, empower and connect swimrunners all around the world.

International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot