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JULY 3rd, 2019

The Race Weekend

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series continues with the race that launched the whole international expansion of the Swimrun movement in 2014.

ÖTILLÖ Engadin had the purpose to give the Swimrun movement an international plattform and now with our sixth edition, ÖTILLÖ and swimrun has become one of the fastest growing endurance sports in the world.

The Engadin Valley in the Swiss Alps will host its sixth ÖTILLÖ Swimrun weekend and it is the fourth stop of the 2019 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Some teams are on-site to try to get one of the last eight qualification spots to the holy grail of Swimrun, ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2019. A majority of the teams will be racing to experience the magic of the race course.

A fantastic total of 29 nations are coming to the Engadin Valley to enjoy the weekends races.

As the race is in the Alps the weather could be anything from snow to a beautiful, sunny day.. The water temperature is around 12 – 14 degrees C in the bigger lakes. The fastest teams are expected to complete the course in around five hours.

More information about ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin.


The Engadin valley in Switzerland is a stunning location; 3 000 meter peaks, hanging glaciers, swiss cows, amazing trails and a high mountain valley studded with emerald green lakes. This is a swimrun dream.

The Engadin Valley is well-known for the town of St Moritz.

New formats

On Saturday, July 6th we will host several shorter races to make the sport accessible to more people and to let newcomers experience the beauty of swimrun. All under the best organisation in the business.

The EXPERIENCE distance is 6,7 km with 3 swim sections totalling 1310 metres. This race distance you can either do in teams of two or solo.

The SPRINT eludes to the distance and not to the speed. It is a total of 15,3 km with 4 swim sections totalling 2650 metres. This race distance you can either do in teams of two or solo.

We have close to 250 persons signed up for these beautiful tastes of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun.

Sundays World Series race

We have a total of 24 nations participating in the Sunday World Series race.

Close to 120 teams will take the start for the WORLD SERIES RACE (July 7th). These teams of two will start their Sunday morning with a brutal uphill run to the first and coldest lake swim in Lej Cavloc at 1910 metres above sea level. In total, they will cover almost 40 km on foot and 6 km swimming with a total elevation gain of 1600 metres.

Some of swimrun’s top teams will be taking on the challenge in the Engadin as well as athletes from all over the world, some are veterans of swimrun and some are totally new to the sport, but eager to find out why so many people are so hooked to the unique experience of racing in swimrun.

Start lists

About the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin is part of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series and a qualifier to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship in the Swedish archipelago.

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series is in its fourth season with a minimum of seven qualifier races for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2019 (Confirmed races)
Seven qualifying races to ÖTILLÖ:

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar, Croatia, 7 April -19
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö, Sweden, 19 May -19
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly, UK, 19 June -19
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin, Switzerland, 7 July -19
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes, Germany, 22 Sept -19 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020)
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes, France, 20 October – 19 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020)

ÖTILLÖ Malta, 24 November -19 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020) NEW RACE!

At each World Series event an EXPERIENCE & SPRINT race is organised the day before.

ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship

  • 14th edition on 2 September 2019
  • 75 km over and between 26 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago
  • Renowned as one of the toughest one-day races in the world

Photos and video free to use for media

Images and video from ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin 2018.
(please credit photographer / ÖTILLÖ event as marked in the photo)

Pre- race videos ÖTILLÖ Engadin 2019.

After the event on July 7th, 2019 you will find images here.
(please credit photographer / ÖTILLÖ)

On July 15th you will find the Official Video here.

Abaout Swimrun and ÖTILLÖ

Swimrun is one of the fastest growing endurance sports in the world where you alternate trail running and open water swimming on a marked course.

ÖTILLÖ is the leading brand and the origin of the sport.

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship (ÖTILLÖ meaning island to island in Swedish) is the original swimrun race, renowned as one of the toughest one-day races in the world.

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ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship

Fast facts ÖTILLÖ World Series Engadin 2019

  • 6th edition, July 7, 2019
  • Total race distance: 45 400 m
  • Trail running: 39 600 m
  • Swimming: 5 800 m
  • Swim sections: 8
  • Longest swim: 1400 m
  • Longest run: 8 500 m
  • Total elevation gain: 1 500 m positive
  • 120 teams
  • 24 different nationalities
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