ötillö Swimrun Sprint Cannes

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October 17th, 2020

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint distance in Cannes has some urban sections, some fantastic
nature and some spectacular views. The challenge of the course has surprised many.

Our tribute to France

Welcome to ÖTILLÖ
Swimrun Sprint Cannes

Welcome to ÖTILLÖ
Swimrun Sprint Cannes

Our tribute to France

October 17th, 2020

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint distance in Cannes has some urban sections, some fantastic nature and some spectacular views. The challenge of the course has surprised many.

Race description

The Sprint course in at ÖTILLÖ Cannes stays on the mainland. With epic swims in front of the Croisette, some city runs and the now famous “train track” straight up to the “jungle trail”. You have not heard of it? You will find out.

An ÖTILLÖ Sprint race is the perfect swimrun race for those of you who feel that the World Series is too much or for those who want to go fast. Traditionally we have everything from very strong racers to absolute beginner Swimrunners doing the Sprint distances. Race in pairs or solo.

Welcome to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun sprint in Cannes!

Short facts

Date: 2020-10-17
Country: France
Total race distance: 16 100 m
Trail-running: 12 500 m
Run sections: 7
Swimming: 3 600 m
Swim sections: 6
Longest swim: 1 000 m
Longest run: 5 900 m
Total elevation: 205 m

Cannes Experience
Cannes World Series

Registration

Early bird fee
– Team € 130 / Solo € 70

(UP UNTIL 2020-01-02)

Normal fee
– Team € 150 / Solo € 80

(UP UNTIL 2020-10-07)

Late entry fee
– Team € 175 / Solo € 90

(UP UNTIL 2020-10-15)

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About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes

We have finally found our home in France. The beautiful city of Cannes offers a new venue for us with some urban sections and some fantastic nature.

The water is warm and clear and the atmosphere is great.

Cannes is the perfect place for a race in the late autumn. It is very easy access with lots of accommodation options.

Welcome to one of the most well-known cities in Europe. We know that we will surprise you!

Read the full Race Directors Report »

Schedule for the weekend

Thursday, October 15th 2020

23:59 (Local time) Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ World Series, Sprint and Experience races. Changes must be sent to support@race.se.

Friday, October 16th 2020

16:00 #cleantheocean activity - One-hour joint trash search and collect from Race tents on Square de Verdun

Saturday, October 17th 2020

09:00-10:30 Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Race tents, Square de Verdun
10:30 MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Race tents, Square de Verdun
11:30 Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience Team & Solo
12:25 First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
13:30 First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
15:30 Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint - Race tents, Square de Verdun
16:30-18:00 Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series - Race tents, Square de Verdun
18:00 MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series for all racers - Race tents, Square de Verdun

Sunday, October 18th 2020

07:45 Ferry leaves from Finish line harbor for the start line. RACERS ONLY - Port Pierre Canto
09:00 Start ÖTILLÖ World Series Cannes on Île Ste-Marguerite
12:00 Race cut-off at Time 4
13:35 First team across the finish line
14:00-18:00 Post-race food
15:40 Race cut-off at Time 9
17:40 Last team across the finish line
18:00 Prize giving and closing ceremony, 15 minutes after the last team crosses the Finish line - Race tents, Square de Verdun

Race information

Here you will find everything you need to know as a racer at ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes. Please read this thoroughly as the information is important for your experience before and during the race. Good luck and have fun!

Cannes race specific information
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Start lists for Cannes

Here you will find all registered participants and start lists for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes 2020.

World Series
Sprint
Experience
Travel to Cannes

Cannes is ideal from a travel perspective. There is a train station in town with connections to all of Europe. Within 30 minutes you have Nice airport in the East and Marseille within 90 minutes to the West.

Accommodation in Cannes

In regards to hotels you can find accommodation in all price ranges.
Book on the website of the hotel to get the best price, see hotels here.

Start Area in Cannes
  • Sprint and Experience – at Square de Verdun
  • World Series – on Île de Ste Marguerite
Energy stations at Cannes

We will have energy and liquid stations along the course as marked in the course map.

  • Please eat and drink what is offered, do not take more as there are others behind you.
  • Please re-use your cup instead of taking multiple cups.
  • From energy station 2 in the Sprint and energy station 3 in the World Series you will have to use your own collapsible cup or another solution you prefer.
  • We will have water and electrolytes by Precision Hydration at all stations.
  • We will have energy bars from Crownhelth at the energy stations in all races.
  • Besides this we will have fruits and normal food.
  • If you need gels, bring your own and carry in your wetsuit. Do NOT throw the wrappers on the ground, leave it in the garbage cans at the energy stations.
Registration in Cannes

The registration for the Sprint, Experience and the World Series race will be in the event tent at Square de Verdun by the finish line.

  • Registration for ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience – Saturday, October 17th, 09:00-10:30.
  • Registration for ÖTILLÖ World Series – Saturday, October 17th, 16:30-18:00.

All racers have to come to the registration to collect the Start pack. At the registration you will have to display your photo-ID. If you race in a team both team members need to come to the registration together. For a smoother process, please look up your start number before picking up your Start pack. If you plan to race with fins you need to bring these so that we can verify that they are in line with the rules. You must bring and display 1 doctors certificate per person at the race registration. See example file for a medical release form here.

Race briefing in Cannes

The race briefing for the Sprint, Experience and World Series race will be in the event tent at Square de Verdun by the finish line. Be on time. MANDATORY for all racers.

  • Briefing for the ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience – Saturday, October 17th, at 10:30
  • Briefing for the ÖTILLÖ World Series – Saturday, October 17th, at 18:00
Logistics to get to start in Cannes

Sprint & Experience race 

The start for the Sprint- & Experience race is the same as the FINISH LINE at Square de Verdun in Cannes. Make sure to be there on-time.

World Series race

The Start of the World Series race is on Île de Ste Marguerite. We have an organized boat transport to take you there. Ferry leaves from Finish line harbor at 07:45 – ONLY

For racers

NOTE: The boat will not wait, be on-time.

  • You have to be in the start box 10 minutes before start
  • Toilets are available by the start line
  • You can leave a small bag by the start, we will transport it to the finish line. We will not be able to supervise your belongings so do not leave any valuables.

Start area

  • Sprint and Experience – at Square de Verdun
  • World Series – on Île de Ste Marguerite
Cut offs in Cannes

The ÖTILLÖ Sprint have one cut-off.

  • TIME 5 at 13:30

The ÖTILLÖ World Series have two (2) cut-offs.

  • TIME 4 at 12:00
  • TIME 9 at 15:40

We have cut-offs in our events to make sure that we can have a safe race, these are put in place so that everyone has a possibility to finish before dark and without jeopardizing the safety of others by stretching the safety organization too much. Please respect this and the people enforcing them.

Media production in Cannes

During each race we make a big media production for social media and traditional media. You will see photographers, reporters and film teams along the course. If you have any personal media contacts that would like to have material from us please email to media.requests@otilloswimrun.com.

We will cover the ÖTILLÖ Cannes World Series LIVE on otilloswimrun.com/live, please spread the information to all your friends and family.

We will also use #otilloCannes to tag our posts, please do so you too. Our images that we post from the race are free to use for you as racers but not allowed for commercial use to promote other products or events.

Weather in Cannes

Autumn in Cannes is beautiful with warm temperatures and sun. Day time temperatures are usually around 20 degrees C.

Water temperatures will be between 17 – 21 degrees C. Make sure you dress accordingly.

Like everywhere we can have wind, rain and un-seasonably cold. Make sure you bring clothes to handle this.

Spectators, friends and families in Cannes

We welcome all spectators, friends and families to participate in our events. The course is very easy to follow by bicycle or by foot and it is very accessible as soon as the racers arrive on the mainland.

Spots not to miss: Le Suquet.

NOTE: you may not assist any teams unless if it is a medical emergency. Any other assistance will result in disqualification of the team.

ÖtillÖ general race information
Covid-19 update
COVID-19 UPDATE July 9, 2020

Read the latest Covid-19 news here »

 

Race rules

Each athlete participating in an ÖTILLÖ Swimrun (World Series, Sprint & Experience race) must know, understand and follow all the competition rules. Please read the ÖTILLÖ Standard Swimrun rules.

Safety measures
  • Take care of each other; it is a long and tough course.
  • We have safety boats and are trying to do our best to cover the course.
  • All teams have to help another team in an emergency.
  • We have medics on the course.
  • Communicate with race officials when help needed.
  • If you abandon the race you must communicate with race officials as soon as possible and return the timing chip at the finish area.
  • You cannot wear a tow rope for the first run.
  • We suggest that you do NOT use a tow rope when running in difficult terrain.
Cups at ÖTILLÖ Races

In our quest to leave as small of an environmental footprint as possible we have decided to take away the majority of disposable cups during our races. This means that we will ONLY have disposable, paper cups at the first two (2) energy stations at the World Series race and first energy station at the Sprint.

After that we expect you to have your own foldable cup or soft flask to be able to drink. If you don’t have your own foldable cup you will be able to buy one in the event area at the finish line.

Race course

Race course

If the race organization believe there is a danger for the racers or the organization based on weather or other conditions, the course can be changed the day before or even in the middle of the race. Safety is our priority.

Rental wetsuits

”Try before you buy”.

Now you have the possibility to rent the Worlds fastest swimrun suits at all ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series events. Book your suit online and pick it up on site at the ARK box. Limited amount of suits per event. If you want you have the option to buy your suit afterwards at a discounted price.
Book your wetsuit here.

Rental sites:

  • ÖTILLÖ Engadin — July 25 – 26, 2020. Last day for booking June 28
  • ÖTILLÖ Final 15K — August 29, 2020. Last day for booking August 26
  • ÖTILLÖ Utö — September 26 – 27, 2020.
  • ÖTILLÖ Cannes — October 17 – 18, 2020.
  • ÖTILLÖ Hvar — November 7 – 8, 2020.
  • ÖTILLÖ Malta — November 28 – 29, 2020.
Insurance

You must have a valid personal insurance for racing in Swimrun. If you do not have one you can purchase it for the race or for the 2020 season, valid in all the races listed. It is an insurance that will repay your entry fee and travel costs if you have to withdraw prior to the race due to an accident or illness (you have to have a doctor’s certificate).
Read more and buy your insurance here.

ÖTILLÖ Qualification

A spot will be awarded to the first two men, women and mixed teams where no team member already has a spot for the following ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship. If a team does not want the spot it will roll down to the next eligible team. If no team wants the spot it goes back to the ÖTILLÖ organisation who are free to do what they want with it. The entry fee needs to be payed at the date set in the invoice.

Swimrun ranking

All teams that finish an ÖTILLÖ World Series race or a race with ÖTILLÖ merit status will receive ranking points, see all merit races here. Check out the races, finish it and get points. If you are not registered, read more about the Swimrun ranking and register here.

To be able to participate in ÖTILLÖ The Swimrun World Championship through ranking selection or random team selection, you need to have ranking points. Read more about how to gain your spot for ÖTILLÖ The Swimrun World Championship here.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

Teams that finish top 30 in each category (Women/Men/Mixed) will collect points in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Your team can collect points from all ÖTILLÖ World Series events and ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship.

The winning team in each category will be honored at the last World Series event of the year.

Check out the World Series standings and the new point distribution here.

ÖTILLÖ Merchandise

As you might know we have some ÖTILLÖ branded goods. These can be found on our website

Our partners will be in the event area at the finish line with products on-site.

Swimrun rescue

As a swimrunner you are responsible for your team mate and for others around you. It is your obligation to know how to rescue someone out of the water, how to do CPR and how to use your Mandatory pressure bandage if someone has a bad cut. Here are some good films for you to watch.

SIPE

Swimming induced pulmonary oedema (SIPE) is a condition which has gained attention in recent years. In short, due to somewhat unclear mechanism, fluid collects in the lungs, compromising the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. This results in the following symptoms;

  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased oxygen saturation (which has to be measured with medical instruments)
  • Cough, sometimes with blood

There is ongoing research in the subject, and as the knowledge increases, we will hopefully learn how to better prevent, diagnose and treat the condition.

The current research suggests that the condition terminates in less than 48h. Often it’s enough to stop the activity, remove/open up the wetsuit and get warm. In some cases, oxygen therapy is needed. It’s not fully understood why the condition arises.

There are yet no studies evaluating the long-term effects of SIPE. There is evidence that susceptible individuals may have recurrent episodes of SIPE. There are some medications that may help to prevent recurrent episodes.

If you experience the above symptoms, we recommend stopping the activity and contacting race marshals. If you encounter symptoms during a training session, we recommend seeking medical attention since there are other medical conditions which can manifest in the same way.

Train smart, race hard and take care of yourself and your partner!

Force Majeure

Neither the participant nor the race organizer shall be held responsible for a force majeure event. Force majeure means any event which is unforeseen and beyond the reasonable control of either party including but not limited to the following: Act of God, adverse weather, inevitable accident, failure or shortage of power supplies, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, lightning, war or armed conflict, embargo, government or regulatory action or decree, riot or civil disturbance, strike, lock-outs, or other industrial action, terrorist action, failure or delay of common carrier or impairment or lack of adequate transportation facilities.

If by reason of any force majeure event the race organizer is delayed in, or prevented from, performing any of the obligations with regards to staging the race, no loss or damage shall be claimed by the participant by reason thereof.

Images & Video

ÖTILLÖ Cannes - 2019