RHEINSBERG, GERMANY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2017
The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes will see its second edition on 1 October, in the beautiful area of “Mecklenburger Seenplatte”, north of Berlin, Germany. The scenic ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes mixes a total of 41,4 km forest trail running and lake swimming. It is the last race of the 2017 season, concluding the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2017 with a winner of each category: Men, Women and Mixed.
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ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes at the Mecklenburger Seenplatte in north east Germany is an area with over a thousand lakes surrounded by dense fairy tale beech tree forests. The total distance of the race course is 41,4 km with 10 different sections of flat swims in pristine lakes mixed with fast runs on the hard-packed, technically easy sand trails in magical forests.
The German ÖTILLÖ edition is the last World Series race of the 2017 swimrun season and by the end of the event it will be clear which teams in each category Women, Mixed and Men will win the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2017. The winners are based on the most amount of points collected after the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series events 2017: ÖTILLÖ Hvar, ÖTILLÖ Utö, ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly, ÖTILLÖ Engadin, and ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes. *
Check out the standings of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2017 pre 1000 Lakes to see which teams have a chance to grab the world series win.
Apart from winning the ÖTILLÖ World Series 2017, eight top teams at ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes qualify to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship 2018, on 3 September 2018, in the Stockholm Archipelago; top 3 men, top 3 mixed, top 2 women.
* There is also a yearly ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint Series for the shorter races organized the same weekend as the world series events, that works exactly the same way as the above. The sprint race at ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes also counts in the points to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series (as an extra spice for the concluding weekend of the season).
- Mecklenburger Seenplatte / North East Germany
- 2nd edition, Sunday, October 1st, 2017
- Sprint race (16,4 km), Saturday 30 September
- Total race distance: 41 360 m
- 33 800 m of trail running
- 7 560 m of open water swimming
- 20 changes between running and swimming
- The 10 swim sections are between 330 and 1 300 metres long
- The runs are between 270 and 7 100 metres long
- Longest swim: 1 300 metres
- Longest run: 7 100 metres
- Teams of two; for safety reasons and for the unique experience
- 8 Teams qualify to ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship 2018
- After ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes, the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2017 will see a winner in each category Women, Mixed, Men
About swimrun and ÖTILLÖ
Swimrun is the fast growing sport where you in teams of two alternate trail running and open water swimming along a marked course. There is no time to lose – you run in your wetsuit and swim in your shoes! It is a unique sport and experience as you always race with a partner and the race course is in wild nature. 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.
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2017
There are five qualifying races to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship. At each World Series event a sprint race is organised the same weekend. An ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series winner of each category Women, Mixed and Men is defined after ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes.
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar, Croatia, 2 April 2017 (First edition)
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö, Sweden, 28 May 2017
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly, UK, 17 June 2017
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin, Switzerland, 9 July 2017
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes, Germany, 1 Oct 2017 (Qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2018)
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