The ÖTILLÖ Sprint Final 15K is open for anyone. The course covers some of the last and very emotional part of the grueling World Championship course.
A total distance of 12,4 km, with 13 runs and 12 swims. The longest swim is 400 metres and the course has a total of 21% swimming. Some of the swims have side current. The runs are beautiful and tough; some on soft trail, some on cliffs. It feels like a very remote race. This course is magnificent. You have the same finish as the World Championship at Utö Värdshus.
You can race as a team or solo.
Total race distance: 12 400 m
Trail-running: 9 750 m
Run sections: 13
Swimming: 2 650 m
Swim sections: 12
Longest swim: 400 m
Longest run: 3 500 m
Total elevation: 64 m
We will open registration for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Final 15K 2021 when the Covid-19 situation is more clear.
About ÖTILLÖ Sprint Final15K
ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship is very difficult to get into and you need to be a very good team to manage the whole course. At the same time many people want to experience part of the original ÖTILLÖ course.
This is the reason behind the very beautiful ÖTILLÖ Sprint Final 15K which covers some of the last and very emotional part of the grueling World Championship course.
This sprint race is not easy but you do not have to go fast. We suggest that you have some previous racing experience.
The course has 13 runs and 12 swims with quite a bit of island-hoping. Some of the swims have side currents. This is without a doubt one of our best Sprint courses.
Schedule - this is the 2020 schedule for reference
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
|23:59||(Local time) Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ Final 15K race. Changes must be sent to email@example.com.|
Saturday, September 4th, 2021
|07:30-08:00||Race registration ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Start 1|
|08:30||Start 1 ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Team|
|11:00-11:30||Race registration ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Start 2|
|12:00||Start 2 ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Team|
|14:30-15:00||Race registration ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Start 3|
|15:30||Start 3 ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Solo|
|19:30||Chartered ferry to Årsta brygga. Buy your tickets in the reception at Utö Värdshus, there will be room for everyone.|
Sunday, August 30th, 2020
|07:30-08:00||Race registration ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Start 4|
|08:30||Start 4 ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Team|
|11:00-11:30||Race registration ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Start 5|
|12:00||Start 5 ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Solo|
|14:30-15:00||Race registration ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Start 6|
|15:30||Start 6 ÖTILLÖ Final 15K Team & Solo|
|19:30||Chartered ferry to Årsta brygga. Buy your tickets in the reception at Utö Värdshus, there will be room for everyone.|
Here you will find everything you need to know as a racer at ÖTILLÖ Sprint Final15K. Please read this thoroughly as the information is important for your experience before and during the race. Good luck and have fun!
Final 15K race specific information
Start lists for ÖTILLÖ Final 15 will be published when registration for the race is open.
The island of Utö is in the Stockholm Archipelago South East of Stockholm. We suggest you fly to Stockholm.
From Stockholm Arlanda Airport you can take the Arlanda Express train to Stockholm City Centre.
From the Stockholm Central Station you can take a subway, bus and ferry to Utö. Use the travel planner in this link and put in Stockholm C as your departing station and Utö Gruvbryggan as your arrival station.
If you arrive by car there is a big parking lot at Årsta Brygga where the ferry to Utö, Gruvbryggan leaves from. Use the travel planner above to check the ferry times from Årsta Brygga.
Book your accommodation with Utö Värdshus, they have all types of living solutions for you. The beds will run out so we recommend you to make your booking as soon as possible.
There is also a camping area less than 1 km from the start.
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.
We will have energy and liquid stations along the course as marked in the course map.
- We will serve fruits and snacks at the energy stations.
- We will have water and electrolytes by Precision Hydration at all stations.
- Please do not take more than you need as there are others behind you.
- We will have paper cups at all energy stations but you are free to use your own collapsible cup as well.
- Please re-use your cup instead of taking multiple cups.
- 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.
The race briefing for the race will be put online under NEWS. It will be available from 17:00 (local time) on the Friday before the race.
The race briefing is MANDATORY to watch as there will be lots of important information for you to hear.
The ÖTILLÖ Final 15K does not have any cut-offs.
During each race we make a media production for social media and traditional media. You will see photographers, reporters and film teams. If you have any personal media contacts that would like to have material from us please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will cover ÖTILLÖ Sprint Final15K LIVE on otilloswimrun.com/live please spread the information to all your friends and family.
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. Please use them.
In the end of August we usually find late Swedish summer weather. But, it can be the start of autumn. Make sure you bring clothes to stay warm. It can be anything between 5 – 20 degrees C.
Water temperatures will be between 16- 18 degrees C depending on where along the course. Make sure you dress with a good wool layer underneath your wetsuit and use a Neoprene cap if you are not used to cold water.
Like everywhere we can have wind, rain and un-seasonably cold. Make sure you bring clothes to handle this.
Salt water. The water in the Baltic has very low salinity. Some teams will even race without swim goggles.
We welcome all spectators, friends and families to participate in our events.
The course is very easy to follow by bicycle when the teams arrive on Utö North. These are available for rent in the harbour. Make sure to ride safely as you are on open roads, even though they have little traffic.
There is a restaurant right next to the event area. If you want to buy food there is plenty there.
ÖtillÖ general race information
COVID-19 UPDATE July 9, 2020
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.
- 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.
As stated in the ÖTILLÖ COVID- 19 SAFETY MANAGEMENT PLAN 2020 we will now have disposable paper cups at all energy stations. Please re-use your cup instead of taking multiple cups. The foldable cup is therefore not included in the mandatory equipment.
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.
”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 2020:
- ÖTILLÖ Engadin — July 25 – 26, 2020.
- ÖTILLÖ Final 15K — August 29, 2020.
- ÖTILLÖ Utö — September 26 – 27, 2020.
- ÖTILLÖ Hvar — November 7 – 8, 2020.
- ÖTILLÖ Malta — November 28 – 29, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.