ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend 1000 LakesThe place to be in the autumn
After spending more than a year trying to find the ideal location in Germany we finally found the Mecklenburger Seenplatte, the land of 1000 lakes. This region is just 70 km from Berlin and so different than anything we expected. We are so proud of ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes.
Germany has been very important for us to find the right location. After more than a year of looking we found the amazing area of more than 3000 fresh water lakes just 70 km north of Berlin. Who would have thought we would find the location so close to home?
The Mecklenburger Seenplatte is special, it is very rural, it is riddled with pristine lakes with drinking quality water and it is full of beech forests. This makes the race extremely graphic, while running on the beautiful hard, and fast sand trails everything around you is in a vertical plane with tree trunks reaching for the sky! You feel as if you are in almost virgin nature.
The start in Wesenberg is spectacular with traditional costumes and lots of villagers, the finish line is in Rheinsberg, just after the castle.
The race has been moved from the end of October to the beginning so that we do not miss out on the end of summer with comfortable water and air temperatures. The climate during this time of the year is mild with water temperatures around 14 degrees.
Travel is 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.
|Saturday, September 30, 2017|
|09:00||Race briefing and registration ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint 1000 Lakes in Rheinsberg|
|11:15||Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint 1000 Lakes|
|14:00||Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint 1000 Lakes|
|14:00-17:00||Race bib distribution in Rheinsberg|
|17:00||MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes for all racers in Rheinsberg|
|Sunday, October 1st, 2017|
|07:00||Buses leave for the start line. RACERS ONLY|
|08:30||Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes|
|10:10||Race cut-off at Time 3|
|13:15||First team close to finish line|
|14:00||Race cut-off at Time 7|
|16:00-20:00||Race banquet in Rheinsberg|
|16:30||Last team across the finish line|
|19:00||Prize giving in Rheinsberg|