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ÖTILLÖ Gothenburg World Series / Photo: Jakob Edholm


On Saturday August 7th, 2021 the City of Gothenburg will provide the scene for ÖTILLÖ, the origin of the sport of Swimrun.

The Southern Archipelago of Styrsö, Vrångö, Donsö, Brännö and Köpstadsö is a mere 15 minutes from the mainland and part of the City of Gothenburg. It has a history since the stone age and a geography that is spectacular. Beautiful granite islands, small, year-round hamlets and a vibrant summer community.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Gothenburg on Saturday, August 7th will be a big day with three race distances catering for the whole spectra of swimrunners; from beginners to the absolute best in the world. The Experience is 7,5 km, the Sprint is 19 km and the World Series is 35 km. In the World Series the top two teams in each category (men, women & mixed) that do not already have a spot qualify to the 15th ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship in the Stockholm Archipelago on September 6th. This race day will be a yearly event.

We are extremely happy and proud to be able to showcase one of the most beautiful parts of the city of Gothenburg. The islands in this Southern archipelago is nothing but spectacular and we cannot wait to show it off.” – Mats Skott, Race Director ÖTILLÖ Swimrun.

Gothenburg has an amazing archipelago and an ÖTILLÖ swimrun race is a great way of showing the world our stunning nature.” – Magnus Hallberg, Director of Events Göteborg & Co.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun has taken over a race that was very popular during 2012 – 2019 called Öloppet and will work with some of the former race directors to continue their tradition and to work on bringing it to the next level.

ÖTILLÖ and Swimrun

ÖTILLÖ started in 2006, it is the origin to the sport of Swimrun which is growing all over the world. ÖTILLÖ is the most well-known brand in the world of Swimrun and hosts both the World Championship as well as eight (8) yearly World Series weekends around the world. In 2012 CNN ranked ÖTILLÖ, the Swimrun World Championship as one of the toughest one-day challenges in the world.

Swimrun is the sport where primarily teams of two race together over land and through water without stopping. You run in your wetsuit and you swim in your shoes.

For more info check out:

The City of Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and is beautifully located on the west coast. The archipelago with its many islands is a short trip away by tram and ferry.

Press images

For press images with free usage rights: Please give photo credit to: Jakob Edholm/ÖTILLÖ


ÖTILLÖ Swimrun: Michael Lemmel  +46 735 25 97 02

Göteborg & Co: Magnus Hallberg  +46 70 810 25 96

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