Race specific information for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint Final 15 K
Race dates: August 29 & 30
Start location: Utö Gruvbryggan
Finish line: Utö Värdshus
THE GENERAL SET UP
This years ÖTillÖ Swimrun Sprint Final15K has a set up that is adjusted after the Swedish regulations in regards to Covid-19. We are only allowed 50 persons at a time on the race course, that is why we have six (6) starts over the two days.
The race course is new and probably one of the best we have designed with 13 technical, beautiful running sections and with 12 great swims where some are quite exposed. Make sure you check it out: https://otilloswimrun.com/race/otillo-swimrun-final-15k/#race-description
Please read our ÖTILLÖ Covid-19 safety management plan so that we all act accordingly.
THE DIFFERENT STARTS
As you have seen we have three solo starts and four team starts over the weekend. The solo starts will race in their own category divided in men and women sub-categories. The team starts will be divided in men, mixed and women sub-categories.
For those of you racing in the 08:30 start on Saturday and Sunday you need to either stay on Utö the night before or arrive with your own boat in the morning. There is NO morning ferry for you. You can stay either at Utö Värdshus or in the Camping.
Utö Värdshus is offering a 10% discount on accommodation at the hotel and the hostel. Booking code is ÖTILLÖ 15K. Book by calling the reception at Utö Värdshus +46 8 504 20 300. firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a camping on Utö with an offer per night of 150SEK/ tent. Book by calling the Utö Gästhamn +46 8 504 203 02
The ferry schedules to get to Utö you find on the Stockholm public transportation webpage. You take the ferry from Årsta Brygga to Gruvbryggan, Utö. You can either take public transportation to Årsta Brygga or go by car. If you have a 12 (Noon) start we strongly recommend that you take the ferry from Årsta Brygga at 09:20. If you for some reason do not get on that ferry you can still take the 10:20 ferry and be on time (not recommended though).
CHARTERED EVENING FERRY
For those of you racing in the 15:30 start on Saturday and Sunday you need to either stay on Utö the night after the race or take our chartered ferry that leaves at 19:30. Tickets are available for sale at the reception at Utö Värdshus. The cost is 100 sek/ person and there will be enough space for everyone. NOTE: You must have a ticket. No sale on-board. Please pre book them either by calling the reception at Utö Värdshus +46 8 504 20 300 or by email email@example.com
The registration for each start is in the harbour UTÖ GRUVBRYGGAN by the ÖTILLÖ tent. Make sure you are there according to the scheduled times and that you maintain social distancing. All persons racing have to be at the registration and be able to show a photo-ID.
Our staff will be wearing face mask and gloves at registration. Please feel free to do so too if you cannot maintain social distance.
As the races progress the Leaderboard will fill up with the current results. This means that we will have the final results of the races after the last race on Sunday.
There will not be a race briefing, please read all information on our webpage. If you have questions you can ask at registration.
All racers will be able to collect a medal at the end of the race. On Sunday evening we will publish the final results and prizes will be sent to the Podiums in all categories.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE COURSE
It is mandatory to follow the entire course. Along the way you will see signs with arrows, ribbon markers and beach flags for the swim sections. You enter the water at the black beach flag and you exit by the orange beach flag.
HOW TO RACE
Please read the race rules so you know what the Mandatory gear is and how we expect you to race. You do not have to show your gear at registration, we will do random gear checks at the start and at the finish.
Along the course you will see staff. They will be wearing yellow STAFF bibs. If you have any questions, if you need assistance or if you choose to abandon the race the race STAFF will assist you.
According to our ÖTILLÖ Covid-19 Safety Management Plan the ÖTILLÖ STAFF will wear gloves at the energy stations. All food provided will be in individual packaging and it will be handed out to you by our staff. All drinks will be pre-served in cups at the energy station. Note: The foldable cup that normally is part of the mandatory gear is therefore not mandatory.
We will make the energy stations big enough for everyone to have space. Please make sure that you keep safe distance from each other.
We will not accept ANY littering whatsoever. You can only throw your garbage in the garbage cans at the energy stations, at the start and at the finish.
TOILETS AND SHOWERS
In the harbour there are changing rooms, toilets and showers. There will also be ”portable toilets” by the start and by the finish line.
When racing you can leave your bag in ”Cykelboden” by the start line.
We will during the weekend create images, have LIVE content on our website and do lots of posts in social media. Please use the #otillo and #otillofinal15K
We sincerely look forward to celebrating swimrun together with you on August 29 & 30.
See you soon.
Michael, Mats & the ÖTILLÖ team