ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend 1000 Lakes

The place to be in the autumn
September 21st-22nd, 2019

After spending more than a year trying to find the ideal location in Germany we finally found the Mecklenburger Seenplatte, the land of 1000 lakes. This region is just 70 km from Berlin and so different than anything we expected. We are so proud of ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes.

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Jakob Edholm
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green
Destination partner
  • Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Suppliers
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Precision Hydration
  • Roobar
  • CrownHealth

About the ÖTILLÖ swimrun 1000 Lakes

Germany has been very important for us to find the right location. After more than a year of looking we found the amazing area of more than 3000 fresh water lakes just 70 km north of Berlin. Who would have thought we would find the location so close to home?

The Mecklenburger Seenplatte is special, it is very rural, it is riddled with pristine lakes with drinking quality water and it is full of beech forests. This makes the race extremely graphic, while running on the beautiful hard, and fast sand trails everything around you is in a vertical plane with tree trunks reaching for the sky! You feel as if you are in almost virgin nature.

The start in Wesenberg is spectacular with traditional costumes and lots of villagers, the finish line is in Rheinsberg, just after the castle.

The race has been moved from the end of October to September so that we do not miss out on the end of summer with comfortable water and air temperatures. The climate during this time of the year is mild with water temperatures around 14 degrees.

The races

This race course is fast and spectacular! Not only do you need to be able to move fast along never-ending forest trails, you also need to be strong in the water with many swim sections and almost 25% swimming. The water is usually calm and flat so think of it as a giant pool. 10 swim sections means lots of transitions, be fast in and out of water to gain time. Get ready to embark on a new adventure, through mystical forests and in untouched lakes. Get ready for a wild race!

The course

This race course is mystical, almost as if you are in a tunnel. A tough start in Wesenberg will bring you to pristine lakes and wild forest trails. You will pass places which feel like you are in the 20s and you will swim through amazing waterways. In the forests most of the ground is hard-packed sand and the trails are very clear, it will be fast running! We love almost straight line race courses.

We have decided to increase the amount of open-water swimming in our races and here you will all be put to test, almost 18% of swimming in magical lakes. The course will have 10 swims, totaling 7,5 kilometres; of which the longest swim will be around 1 300 metres. You need to have your transitions dialed, if you are not fast there you will lose lots of time going in and out of the water.

The winning time will be around 4 ½ hours. We will have two cut-off for safety reasons and the longest time on the course will be 8 hours. Your team needs to be strong in the water and fast on land.

The total distance is 42,2 km. There will of course, be plenty of safety, energy stations in cool places and medical staff on call.

Course details
  • Total race distance 42 200 m
  • Trail-running 34 640 m
  • Swimming 7 560 m
  • Swim sections 10
  • Longest swim 1 300 m
  • Longest run 7 370 m

Registration opens 2018-12-19 12:00 CET

Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2019-01-02) € 385
  • Normal fee (until 2019-08-19) € 420
  • Late entry (until 2019-09-17) € 480

Register now

You want to have a go at something new and fun? Look no further, this is it!

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint 1000 lakes has the start and finish in Rheinsberg. A total distance of 16,9 km, with 7 runs and 6 swims. No swim will be longer than 830 metres and all swims are protected in very nice lakes. The runs are beautiful in fantastic forests with a lot of history, it is on soft trails and on old country roads. This race is a perfect adventure to get started with swimrun.

Solo

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you can not find someone to participate with you. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Solo ÖTILLÖ-style means that we will give you an inflatable buoy to bring along the course so you are not alone in the water.

We look forward to seeing your smile and hearing you laugh when you cross the finish line.

Course details
  • Total race distance 16 900 m
  • Trail-running 14 090 m
  • Swimming 2 810 m
  • Swim sections 6
  • Longest swim 830 m
  • Longest run 3 920 m

Registration opens 2018-12-19 12:00 CET

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2019-01-02) € 130/70
  • Normal fee (until 2019-08-19) € 150/80
  • Late entry (until 2019-09-19) € 175/90

Register now

The new format EXPERIENCE is exactly what the name implies, a swimrun experience for those completely new to the sport or for those not ready to compete over bigger distances.

In Rheinsberg you will experience the beautiful forest trails, the warm water and the very friendly atmosphere. Come alone or come as a team and enjoy the ÖTILLÖ Experience.

The course is 8,3 km long with 4 swims, of which the longest is 480 metres.

Solo

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you can not find someone to participate with you. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Solo ÖTILLÖ-style means that we will give you an inflatable buoy to bring along the course so you are not alone in the water.

Course details
  • Total race distance 8 260 m
  • Trail-running 6 740 m
  • Swimming 1 560 m
  • Swim sections 4
  • Longest swim 480 m
  • Longest run 3 100 m

Registration opens 2018-12-19 12:00 CET

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2019-01-02) € 70/45
  • Normal fee (until 2019-08-19) € 80/50
  • Late entry (until 2019-09-19) € 90/55

Register now

Schedule

Tuesday, September 17th 2019
23:59Last day to enter and make team changes for ÖTILLÖ World Series. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Thursday, September 19th 2019
23:59Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience races.
Friday, September 20th 2019
16:00#cleantheocean activity, one-hour joint “trash search and collect” from Race tents.
Saturday, September 21st 2019
08:30 - 10:00Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Race tents, Rheinsberg
10:00MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience, for all racers – Race tents, Rheinsberg
11:00Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Team & Solo
11:30Start ÖTILLÖ Experience Team & Solo
12:30First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
13:00First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
14:40Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint – Race tents, Rheinsberg
15:30 - 17:30Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series – Race tents, Rheinsberg
17:30MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series, for all racers – Race tents, Rheinsberg
Sunday, September 22nd 2019
07:00Buses leave for the start line. RACERS ONLY
08:30Start ÖTILLÖ World Series 1000 Lakes
10:10Race cut-off at Time 3
13:00First team close to finish line
14:00Race cut-off at Time 7
16:00-20:00Race banquet in Rheinsberg
16:30Last team across the finish line
17:00Prize giving in Rheinsberg
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green