ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Utö

Welcome to the birth place of Swimrun!
May 27-28, 2017

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.

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

About the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun weekend

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.

As a tribute to the beginning we host a World Series race on the Sunday and a sprint on the Saturday.

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


Friday, May 26th 2017
18:00One 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 27th 2017
12:00Race briefing and Bib distribution for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö – at the race area in the harbour.
13:30Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
15:00First teams expected to finish
16:15Prize Giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
14:00-17:00Registration & Bib distribution open for ÖTILLÖ Utö
Sunday, May 28th 2017
07:30Ferry departure Årsta Brygga
08:30Race briefing – Event area in the harbour
10:15Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö
14:00After-race meal opens
16:30Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö
18:45Ferry departure to mainland, Årsta Brygga

The races


ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Utö – Welcome to the birth place of Swimrun!

International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin