Welcome to ÖTILLÖ World Series Cannes

Our tribute to France

October 12th, 2024

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series start in the Fort, the run around the Monastery island of St Honorat, the big swims, the urban sections and the hills make this our most diverse World Series race with lots of different environments. This course will challenge you more than you think.

Race description

This course is a true ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series course with islands to cross and lots of fantastic nature. It is challenging and fun with two big hills, single track trails, amazing views and beautiful water to swim in. If it is your first time racing in Cannes you are up for a surprise.

Short facts

Date: 2024-10-12
Country: France
Total race distance: 40 800 m
Trail-running: 32 750 m
Run sections: 11
Swimming: 8 050 m
Swim sections: 11
Longest swim: 1 300 m
Longest run: 9 200 m
Total elevation: 345 m

Cannes Experience
Cannes Sprint

Registration open tba!

Early bird fee
– Team € 420 / Solo € 230
From March 1, 2024

Normal fee
– Team € 500 / Solo € 275
From March 30, 2024

Late fee
– Team € 550 / Solo € 300
From September 14, 2024

Last minute fee
– Team € 600 / Solo € 325
From October 5, 2024

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Prize Money*

Teams: Women/ Men/ Mixed
1st Place: 700 EUR
2nd Place: 500 EUR
3rd Place: 300 EUR

Solo: Women/ Men
1st Place: 350 EUR
2nd Place: 250 EUR
3rd Place: 150 EUR

*less witholding tax if applicable

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!

Draft schedule for the weekend

Friday, October 11th, 2024

17:00-19:00 Race bib distribution ÖTILLÖ for ALL races (World Series, Sprint & Experience) in Hotel Juliana

Saturday, October 12th, 2024

08:00 Ferry to the start for ÖTILLÖ World Series leaves from Port Pierre Canto
08:30-09:30 Race bib distribution ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience in Hotel Juliana
09:15 Start ÖTILLÖ World Series Team & Solo - Île de Ste Marguerite
10:30 Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience Team & Solo
11:30 Sprint and Experience Cut-off at Time 2/ Rue du Dr Zamenhof
11:35 First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
12:00 World Series Cut-off at Time 3 - Harbour Île Sainte-Marguerite
12:00 First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
12:55 World Series Cut-off at Time 4 - Rue du Dr Zamenhof
13:25 First World Series Team/Solo across the finish line
15:00 World Series Cut-off at Time 7 - Rue du Dr Zamenhof
15:00 Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience (Team & Solo) - Finish line
17:35 Last racers across the finish line
18:00 Prize giving ÖTILLÖ World Series - Finish line

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 2024.

Amendments to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Rules for Cannes

Mandatory Equipment:

  • Proper footwear
  • Whistle without a pea

Further Amendments:

  • Wetsuits are prohibited if the water temperature is above 24.5 degrees Celsius.
  • Cancellation of the swimming section if the water temperature is below 12 degrees Celsius (athletes over 14 years of age)
  • Cancellation of the swimming section if the water temperature is below 16 degrees Celsius (athletes below 14 years of age)
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.

Airport transfers between Nice and Cannes are 85€ for one car (4 persons) if you use FANFAN Car service.
Bookings at least 48 hours in advance to Francois via WhatsApp only + 33 6 63 65 19 25.
Race area in Cannes

Race area
The race area is on the Zamenhof – plage (public beach), on the Croisette.

Here you can download a map to get an overview of the courses and the race area.

Start & Finish
The start and finish for the Sprint and Experience races are on the public beach Zamenhof plage on the Croisette. The start for the World Series race is in the fort on île Ste Marguerite and the race finishes at the public beach Zamenhof plage. We kindly ask all our World Series racers to take only one small bag/ person to the start on île Ste Marguerite for logistic reasons.

Changing rooms, toilets and showers
There are a few toilets, showers and changing rooms by the finish line.

Bag drop
For the Sprint & Experience, you can leave a small bag on the beach by the start.

For the World Series, you can bring a small bag/ person to the start, which we will bring to the finish line for you.

Mark your bag well. The bag drop is not guarded.

There will be a small snack served for all racers after the races at the beach.

Drinks will be available for purchase.

Prize givings
The prize givings will be done by the finish line according to the schedule.

This year we will have a big merchandising sale in the start/finish area and when registering at the Hotel Juliana on Friday. Many items and sizes are already sold out, so the first ones to arrive will find the largest selection of items and sizes.

Accommodation in Cannes

As last year, we have put together an attractive offer for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes with the Hotel Juliana. The Juliana Hotel Cannes is in the immediate vicinity of the starting area. Juliana Hotel Cannes (4*), with 165 rooms and suites, has been finely refurbished to celebrate the golden Cannes era of the 60’s and 70’s – such fine creative years.

Located only 300 meters from the Croisette, the hotel is ideally situated near the port, the shopping district and Cannes’ most stylish international beach, for all Cannes lovers. For all participants of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes the Juliana Hotel is offering special rates.

  • Standard single room tbc EUR
  • Standard double room tbc EUR
  • Single deluxe room tbc EUR
  • Deluxe double room tbc EUR

These prices are only valid from tbc

Prices are per room and include breakfast, excl. tourist tax

Garage and parking tbc EUR per day.

Please send an email to the hotel with the subject «Swimrun Cannes», email: [email protected]

The following information must be included in the email:

  • Name
  • Date of Arrival & Departure
  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Number of people (pax).

The Hotel will send a payment link to finalize the reservation.

Deadline is 8th October 2024 (tbc)

Race bib distribution in Cannes

Before the race, you will receive an email with your personal QR-Code. Please have your QR-Code and your ID ready to show at registration and to get your start pack. Registration will take place at the Juliana Hotel (14 Av. de Madrid, 06400 Cannes). Follow the signs in the lobby to get there.

If you race in a team both team members need to come to the bib distribution 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.

According to French law you must bring and display 1 doctors certificate per person at the race registration, you can also upload the certificate when entering the race. See example file for a medical release form here.

If you have a Federation license you do not need a medical certificate. Please provide us with a copy of your license.

Energy stations in Cannes

We will have energy (salty and sweet) and liquid stations along the course as marked in the course maps and in the Times & Distance documents.

We will serve…

  • sport drinks of our official partner Maurten
  • fruits and snacks at the energy stations.
  • water and if cold weather we will also provide warm liquid.

We do not have paper cups at the energy stations, use your collapsible cup or soft flask to drink from.

If you bring your own gels, than please carry it in your wetsuit. Do not throw the wrappers on the ground, leave it in the garbage cans at the energy stations.

You can find more detailed information here: Energy Schedule 2023 (update for 2024 will be published closer to the race)

Race briefing in Cannes

During the 2024 season we have a general online briefing for all races.
You can find the race briefing here.

15 minutes before each start there will be a short race specific update at the start line.

At registration at each destination one of the Race Directors will be present to answer questions.


Before start we will randomly select teams and solo racers for a check of the mandatory equipment. If the athletes are missing any of the equipment required, they will not be allowed to start.

Logistics to get to start in Cannes

Sprint & Experience race 

The start for the Sprint- & Experience race is the same as the Finish line on the Zamenhof public beach (Bd de la Croisette).

World Series race

The Start of the World Series race is on Île de Ste Marguerite. You will have to take the chartered ferry to the start. The ferry leaves at 08:00 from La Capitainerie, Port Canto. We recommend that you are by the ferry at least 15 minutes before departure. The ferry will not wait for anyone.

  • You have to be in the start box 15 minutes before start for a short race update.
  • 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.
Cut offs in Cannes

The ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience have one (1) cut-off.

  • TIME 2 at 11.30

The ÖTILLÖ World Series has three (3) cut-offs.

  • TIME 3 at 12:00
  • TIME 4 at 12:55
  • TIME 7 at 15:00

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 [email protected].

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 courses are very easy to follow by bicycle or by foot and the whole World Series course is very accessible as soon as the racers arrive on the mainland.

Spots not to miss: Le Suquet.

Friends & Family who want to see the World Series start on the Ile Ste Marguerite have the possibility to going there with the regular ferry from the harbour in Cannes. Not from where the racer ferry leaves.
The regular ferry leaves at 07:30 and you will be able to meet the racers as they arrive on the island and you will be able to see the start and some racing before you go back.
Timetable and all information is found here:

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
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.

Mandatory equipment
We have mandatory equipment in our events for your safety, this applies to all race distances.
You can buy whistles, first-aid kits, foldable cups and soft flasks in the ÖTILLÖ Merchandise tent.
Please see the list of mandatory equipment below, this can also be found in the ÖTILLÖ Standard Swimrun rules.
3.1.1 All athletes need to bring all their equipment from start to finish.
3.1.2 Before start we will randomly select teams and solo racers for a check of the mandatory equipment. If the athletes are missing any of the equipment required, they will not be allowed to start.

3.2.1 1 first aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
3.2.2 2 wetsuits (legs and torso in one piece), 1 per person, suitable for the current water temperature. If the water temperature is above 19 degrees Celsius you can choose to not race in a wetsuit
3.2.3 2 whistles, 1 per person, easily accessible so you are able to use it during the swims
3.2.4 2 foldable cups/soft flasks or similar (not your swim cap) to drink from at the energy stations.


3.3.1 1 first aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
3.3.2 1 wetsuit (legs and torso in one piece), suitable for the current water temperatures. If the water temperature is above 19 degrees Celsius you can choose to not race in a wetsuit
3.3.3 1 whistle, easily accessible so you are able to use it during the swims
3.3.4 1 foldable cup/soft flask or similar (not your swim cap) to drink from at the energy stations.


3.4.1 A race bib that must be worn visible all the time during the race
3.4.2 A timing chip (lost or not returned timing chip will be charged 100 Euros or equivalent)
3.4.3 A swim cap that must be worn on the head during all the swims
3.4.4 At some of the races, a GPS tracker must be carried by the racers of the World Series category (Solo: 1 per person, Team: 1 per team)

Timing chip and race bib

Timing chip

We use a timing chip that you attach around your ankle with a velcro strap, you will receive the velcro strap in your registration bag. When you pass the timing checkpoints along the course your time will be registered. We will have up to 10 checkpoints along the course and will be reporting your times live on the website.

  • You need to enter the start box from behind to activate your chip. Non activated chip will result in disqualification.
  • After the race you need to return the timing chip at the finish line. Non-returned chip will be charged 100 €.

GPS Tracker

We use a GPS tracker that must be worn at the back side underneath the wetsuit to make sure the signal is not blocked.

  • The GPS trackers will handed out together with the race bib.
  • After the race you need to return the GPS tracker at the finish line. Non-returned GPS tracker will be charged 100 €.

Race bib

  • The race bibs cannot be modified in any way.
  • Your race bib must be worn visible at all times.
  • After the race you need to return your race bib at the finish line.
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 racers have to help another racer in an emergency.
  • We have several medic teams 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.
  • We suggest that you do not use a tow rope when running in difficult terrain.
Cups at ÖTILLÖ Races

To minimize waste we will no longer supply cups at the energy stations. You need to bring your own collapsible cup or soft flask that we will fill. One cup or soft flask per person is included in the mandatory equipment.

We will have cups and soft flasks to sell at the events if you do not have one with you.

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.

ÖTILLÖ Qualification

At all the ÖTILLÖ World Series events from the latest World Championship to the next there are nine (9) direct qualification spots available. These direct qualification spots are only given to teams where no racer in the team already has a spot.

If a spot is declined it rolls down to the next team. You do not have to be at the award ceremony and you do not have to pay on-site to get your spot. The direct qualification spots are distributed to 4 men, 3 mixed and 2 women teams at each event. This is based on the historical amount of teams per category to make the probability rate as equal as possible.

Read more about qualifying to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship here.

Swimrun ranking

The top 30 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, you need to have ranking points.

ÖTILLÖ Merchandise

At all our events we are offering a wide range of merchandising products e. g. Caps, T-Shirts, Hoodies, Jumper etc. As you might knowour partners are also offering Swimrun specific items and ÖTILLÖ branded goods. These can be found on our website

Our partners will be at most of our events 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.


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.

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