ÖTILLÖ Swimrun EngadinThe Alpine Swimrun Race
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin is already becoming a classic. Since the beginning the race has grown and is now known for its challenging yet stunning course. A unique race in a unique place. ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin is hosted in the fantastic Engadin Valley in Switzerland. This race is challenging, beautiful and fun!
8 teams will qualify to the following ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship.Read moreRegister
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin is already becoming a classic. Since the beginning the race has grown and is now known for its challenging yet stunning race course. A unique race in a unique place. The race is hosted in the fantastic Engadin Valley in Switzerland. This race is challenging, beautiful and fun!
The Engadin Valley is in the Swiss Alps with the well-known St Moritz in one end of the valley. It was the first choice for the ÖTILLÖ organisation for a first- ever swimrun race outside of Sweden as the area is fantastic. Mats & Michael raced here in the Adventure Racing World Championships in 2001 and fell in love with the Engadin. The valley has several pristine mountain lakes on the valley floor and also some at altitude, up in the mountains. The trail- running is awesome with some very good vertical. This race is a real test for the athletes.
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 race course is beautiful and quite challenging. The start is in Maloja and finish is by the lake in Silvaplana. The course pases Sils and St. Moritz along the way. The running sections are very varied, it is on dirt roads, single tracks, rocks and with some challenging steep sections to climb. Those who will manage the whole course will have a magical experience. We have cut-offs along the course for safety reasons. These will be enforced to 100%.
The swim sections are awesome. Swimming down an alpine valley is something else. However, the water is quite cold, 12 – 14 degrees C which can be quite a difference with the outside temperature if the weather is good. Any wind and waves will only be down- wind and fun, the high altitude lakes are magical. ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin will be won by the team that manages to handle the temperature differences, the vertical gain on the runs and the transitions between running and swimming. There are several energy stations along the course.
The race course is approximately 53 km long of which 47,5 km are trail running and 5,8 km are open-water swimming. There are a total of 8 swims of which the longest is 1 400 meters. The total vertical gain is 1 450 meters and the highest swim is at 2 600 meters.
The summer weather in the Engadin can vary as it is in the mountains. The lowest elevation of the race is 1780 metres. The teams have to be ready for warm air temperatures and cold swims at the same time as it could be stormy and cold. This course is very tough and will test the metal in all the racers.
Do not take the altitude of the course lightly. We strongly suggest several days of on-site to get used to the altitude.
|Saturday, July 9th, 2016|
|14:00 – 17:00||Race bib distribution, Sports centre Mulets, Silvaplana|
|17:00||MANDATORY Race breifing ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin 2016 for all racers|
|Sunday, July 10, 2016|
|06:45||Buss starts at Nira Alpina Surlej towards Silvaplana Post Office|
|07:00||Buses leave from Silvaplana Post office for the start line. RACERS ONLY|
|08:00||Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin in Maloja|
|13:45||Race cut-off in Silvaplana|
|14:15||First team close to finish line|
|16:20||Race cut-off at St:Moritz Church|
|16:00 – 20:00||Race banquet|
|17:45||Last team across the finish line|