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ÖTILLÖ swimrun Cannes 2020

What a breath of fresh air!

After a 2020 with so much disappointment it was fantastic to end on a high note!

The weekend in Cannes turned out to be everything we hoped it would be. Sun, warm water, calm seas and lots of smiles.

It was a moment for us all to step into the swimrun bubble and to focus on swimrunning in the beautiful and surprising nature around Cannes. To feel the adrenaline rush of a start line and to feel the body alive. Actually, for our whole beings to feel alive.

We might have had less racers than usual but every person on-site made up for everyone who could not make it. The atmosphere was great, even behind the face masks.

This was our fourth race weekend of the year. One pre- Covid with Catalina and three during Covid. Everyone of them in a different country and everyone of them different from the other. What we have learned is that it is possible, now it is up to the governments to pass laws that allow us to host races in a responsible way so that sport can continue for the benefit of mental and physical health. Of course this has to be done respecting local laws and regulations and with respect for everyone suffering of the pandemic. Which we all are. But, we must push on and we must all keep inspiring others to get out in nature and lead an active lifestyle so that we can overcome together.

We thank every single person who was part of the Cannes swimrun weekend for the trust and all the positive energy.

We congratulate all for great racing and for the inspiration.

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For those of you who still want a refund from ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö, please communicate to us by November 30th. After that we will move your entry to May 2021. Please email: [email protected].

As already communicated, ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar has been cancelled. If you want to move your entry to another race in 2021 it has to be done so before November 30th, 2020. After that we will view the entry as a donation. Please email: [email protected].

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta 2020

Due to the continued rise in Covid throughout Europe we see no other option than to postpone this years race on Malta to April 17-18, 2021.

All Malta entries will automatically be moved to the new date. If you can not participate on the new date you can either sell your spot or get 50% discount code to another race. You need to communicate with us before November 30th. Please email: [email protected].


On December 14th we will open registration for Ranking selection to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2021.

You will need to send us the ranking points for 2019 as they are (devalued) in You will also need to send us your 2020 points as they are.

We will adjust the 2019 points back to their original value. Each application will then have a new value. This will be the number we will select from.

These applications have to be submitted before January 20th, 2021.

Teams will be selected and communicated on February 6th, 2021


The following dates are what we are planning at the moment. We will not host any races in Q1, 2021. We will start the season with Malta and we will end the season with Catalina, USA.

These dates will soon be updated on the website.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta – April 17-18, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö – May 29-30, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly – June 19-20, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin – July 10-11, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Final15k – September 4th, 2021

ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship – September 6th, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000Lakes – September 25-26, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes – October 16-17, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina – November 20-21, 2021

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar – To be decided


We will not open public registration to the races before we are quite certain to be able to host them.  When we do open registration we will communicate clearly via newsletters and via our social media channels.


This has been the hardest year in the ÖTILLÖ lifetime. What should have been a year of celebrating 15 years of Swimrun became a year of fighting for survival. Hopefully, we will not have to go through this again.

Without the energy from all of you it would not be possible. Thank you for the trust and thank you for the inspiration.

Keep swimrunning, get more people to try the sport and please stay safe.

We hope to see you in six months, on Malta when we kick off the 2021 season.

With respect,

Michael, Mats and the ÖTILLÖ team

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