ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes

The ÖTILLÖ tribute to Germany
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

In our constant quest to develop unique races in unique places we have spent more than a year looking for the ideal place in Germany. The goal has been to find a location so different than all our other locations so that you just cannot stop yourself from going. We are extremely happy to present this race in the beautiful Mecklenburger Seenplatte, home of more than 3000 lakes.

8 teams will qualify to the following ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship.

Read moreRace report 2016
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
Destination partner
  • Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes

We have a need to put on a magic and different race in Germany, where ”wow” will be a common word! The Mecklenburger Seenplatte in the North-East of Germany gave us this and we had no idea it was so close to home. There are more than 3 000 lakes in an area less than two hours from Berlin, the water is extremely clean and the nature is almost virgin. Most of the lakes are lined with beech trees, that is why we have chosen to do the race in the end of October when the leaves will be exploding with color. The forests are full of trails on soft ground, the runs will be fast.

The climate during this time of the year is mild with water temperatures around 13 degrees.

Travel will be extremely easy to the area which is served by trains from Berlin and from Berlin Tegel (the airport). Within two hours from arriving in Berlin you can be on-site. The race area is also very easy to access by car from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries.

This race will be spectacular and remote with colors exploding all around you.

8 teams qualify to the following ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship; The first 3 men, the first 3 mixed and the first 2 women teams where NO ONE already has a spot. If the teams choose to not accept their spot it will roll down to the next team under the same criteria.

The course

This race course will be something new. A tough start in Wesenberg will bring you to pristine lakes and wild forest trails. You will pass places which feel like you are in the 20s and you will swim through amazing waterways. In the forests most of the ground is sand and the trails are very clear, it will be fast running! We love almost straight line race courses.

We have decided to increase the amount of open-water swimming in our races and here you will all be put to test, almost 25% of Swimming in magical lakes. The course will have 11 swims, totaling 10 kilometres; of which the longest swim will be around 1 500 metres. You need to have your transitions dialed, if you are not fast there you will lose lots of time going in and out of the water.

The winning time will be around five hours. We will have two cut-off for safety reasons and the longest time on the course will be close to 8 hours. Your team needs to be strong in the water and fast on land. The swims will be in magic scenery with leaves in all colors reflecting around you.

The total distance is around 45 km. There will of course, be plenty of safety, energy stations in cool places and medical staff on call.

Get ready to embark on a new adventure, through mystical forests and in untouched lakes. Get ready for a wild race!

Course details

Total race distance 43 370 m
Trail-running 33 345 m
Swimming 10 025 m
Swim sections 11
Longest swim 1 500 m
Longest run 7 900 m

Times and distances chart

The longest time on the course will be a little over 8 hours.


Saturday, September 30, 2017
14:00 - 17:00Race bib distribution in Rheinsberg
17:00MANDATORY Race briefing 1000 Lakes Swimrun 2016 for all racers in Rheinsberg
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
07:00Buses leave for the start line. RACERS ONLY
08:30Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes
10:02Race cut-off at Time 3
13:45First team close to finish line
13:55Race cut-off at Time 7
16:00 - 20:00Race banquet in Rheinsberg
17:45Last team across the finish line
19:00Prize giving in Rheinsberg
© Lars Hoffmann


Registration for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes 2017 opens March 1st, 2017

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