ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö

The start of the swimrun season
Sunday, May 28, 2017

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö is the start of the Swimrun season. It is a tribute to the origin of Swimrun. The race is challenging with magical trail-running and beautiful open-water swimming. It is a tough but fun race. The course is varied on and around the beautiful islands of Utö, Rånö and Ålö in the Stockholm archipelago. A total of almost 39 km of tough racing with almost 5,5 kilometres of open-water swimming.

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

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Erik Westberg
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
National partners
  • Apollo
Destination partners
  • Utö Värdshus
  • Haninge Kommun
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
  • Clif Bar

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö is on the magical island of Utö where the whole Swimrun movement started.

Utö 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.

This is a challenging yet beautiful race!

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.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö 2015  (Photo: Erik Westberg)
Erik Westberg

The course

The seed that started ÖTILLÖ was planted by Anders Malm (Owner of Utö Värdshus) and the Utö Brothers (Jesper & Mats Andersson), this course is in tribute to them and it represents some of their training courses.

The race course is beautiful and challenging. The start and finish is down in the harbour below Utö Värdshus. The running is mostly trail-running and the sections are very varied. They are on dirt roads, single tracks, cliffs and rocks, completely off-road and with some challenging short, steep sections to climb. Those who will manage the whole course will have a magical experience.

The open-water swim sections are many, most of them are relatively short. There is one long swim which can be adjusted due to water temperatures and waves. Some are protected and some are very exposed. Prepare for some rock n roll swimming. Utö Swimrun will be won by the team that is the fastest in and out of the water. There are several energy stations along the course.

The Race course is approximately 39 km long of which 33,5 km is trail-running and almost 5,5 km are open-water swimming. There are around 15 swim sections and the longest is close to 600 metres (it will be longer if the weather and water temperature permits).

Course details

Total race distance 39 800 m
Trail-running 35 285 m
Swimming 4 515 m
Swim sections 16
Longest swim 600 m m
Longest run 6 500 m

Times and distances chart

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö 2015  (Photo: Erik Westberg)
Erik Westberg


Friday, May 27th 2016
18:00Slideshow about ÖTILLÖ and the development of Swimrun
17:00 – 21:00Special race dinner at Utö Värdshus for those who want, at your own cost.
Everyone is welcome!
Saturday, May 28th 2016
12:00Race briefing and registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
13:30Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
14:00 – 17:00Registration open for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö
16:00Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
18:00Slideshow about ÖTILLÖ and the development of Swimrun
20:00Evening buffet for those who want
Sunday, May 29th 2016
07:30Ferry departure Årsta Brygga
08:30Race briefing
10:15Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö
14:00Banquet opens
16:30Prize giving
18:45Ferry departure to mainland, Årsta Brygga
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö 2015 (Photo: Erik Westberg)
Erik Westberg


Utö Swimrun is an beautiful race portraying the spirit of Swimrun.
The race sells out fast and we have a limited amount of spots. You need to be ready to register when it opens.

Try the sprint race

A total distance of 12 km, with 8 runs and 7 swims.
Read about and register to ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint Utö

International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin