ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend UtöWelcome to the birth place of Swimrun!
The start of the Swedish Swimrun season and a tribute to the origin of the sport. Utö and its surrounding islands will provide the scene for two beautiful races along magical trails and beautiful open-water swims.
Utö is where the whole Swimrun movement started and where the first drunken bet was made. It is an island in the southern part of the Stockholm archipelago almost 90 minutes from Stockholm. It is an island with a year- round population and with a great hotel, Utö Värdshus – our home away from home. In the end of May you can detect the beginning of summer, most of the years. Flowers are blooming, the grass is green and trees are coming to life after a long winter.
The island of Utö has been populated for many centuries and was a booming mining community several hundreds of years ago. Lithium was found here for the first time. The island has everything; beautiful forests, cliffs, open pasture land, big hills, rough water and very protected waters.
People call Utö the Island of Love – come find out why for yourself.
|Friday, May 18, 2018|
|18:00||One hour presentation of ÖTILLÖ, swimrun, the future of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Get together with the founders of Swimrun. Michael Lemmel & Mats Skott. Open for anyone, NOT mandatory. Utö Värdshus.|
|Saturday, May 19, 2018|
|12:00||Race briefing and Bib distribution for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö – at the race area in the harbour.|
|13:30||Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö|
|15:00||First teams expected to finish|
|16:15||Prize Giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö|
Following the Prize Giving:
Presentation and Q&A on the Vivobarefoot concept by Vivobarefoot Founder Galahad Clark at the event area in the harbour
|14:00-17:00||Registration and bib distribution open for ÖTILLÖ Utö at the event area in the harbour|
|Sunday, May 20, 2018|
|07:30||Ferry departure Årsta Brygga|
|07:45-09.30||Pick up start packs and registration at the event area in the harbour|
|08:30||Race briefing – Event area in the harbour|
|10:15||Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö|
|14:30||First team across the finish line|
|14:30||After-race meal opens|
|16:30||Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö|
|18:45||Ferry departure to mainland, Årsta Brygga|