ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes

Spectator information
Pierre Mangez
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green
Destination partner
  • Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Timing partner
  • Garmin
  • Gococo
  • Precision Hydration
  • CrownHealth

Spectator information

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes is perfect to follow as a spectator. Print the race maps and the times and distances document to make it very easy.

For the World Series race

Use the Times & distances document to see when the teams will be where.

The start is in Wesenberg by the Castle at 10:00.
The start and finish is at the same place in Rheinsberg.

Good points to see the teams

  • Neu Drosedow
  • Schloss Drosedow
  • Water entry by Seewalde
  • Water exit in Canow
  • Grunplan
  • Water entry exit Gr Zermittensee
  • Water entry Rheinsberger See
  • Water exit in Warenthin
  • Water exit Linowsee
  • The monument in Rheinsberg
  • Water exit by Schloss Rheinsberg
  • Finish line

Expected times to pass

  • Burg Wesenberg (10:00 – 10:45)
  • Wesenberg Markt (10:30 – 10:45)
  • Wesenberg Findlingsgarten (10:35 – 10:50)
  • Gut Neu Drosedow (11:00 – 11:30)
  • Pension Schloss Drosedow / Ort Drosedow (11:30 – 12:30)
  • Seewalde Bauernhof/Schule, (11:50 – 13:00)
  • Canow (Fischereihof / Ort in Richtung Rheinsberg, 12:30 – 14:00)
  • Hotel Heidekrug Grünplan (12:40 – 14:30)
  • Große Badestelle Großer Zermittensee (13:00 – 16.00)
  • Campingplatz am Reiherholz (14:00 – 16:30)
  • Campingplatz Warenthin (14:20 – 17:00)
  • Bildungsstätte Linowsee (14:30 – 17:30)

For the Sprint race

For the Sprint Race it is ideal to rent a bike and follow along the course. Make sure you follow the traffic laws and be careful.

Use the Times and distances document to see when the teams will be where.

The start is in Kagar.

Good points to see the teams

  • Water entry exit Beach in Rheinsberg
  • Water entry and exit Linowsee
  • The monument in Rheinsberg
  • Water exit by Schloss Rheinsberg
  • Finish line

Read more at http://www.mecklenburgische-seenplatte.de/swimrun

Please note: NO external support of your team is allowed! If so they will be disqualified!

We welcome you to a special day along the race course!


ÖTILLÖ 1000 lakes is in the beautiful Mecklenburger Seenplatte in Germany, an area of more than 3000 fresh water lakes just 70 km north of Berlin. The race HQ and finish line is in Rheinsberg, by the church. We suggest you fly to Berlin Tegel airport. From the airport there are several travel options either by rental car or train. The train ride to Rheinsberg from Berlin takes about 1,5 hours. You can buy tickets here

More information about Rheinsberg and the Mecklenburg Lake District at www.1000seen.de


There is lots of different accommodation options in Rheinsberg. From the most expensive hotels to apartments or youth hostels. We recommend you to book your accommodation as soon as possible if you want a room in Rheinsberg, it is a busy period and rooms will run out. Please send an email request for your hotel booking to tourist-information@rheinsberg.de.

Media production

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 1000 Lakes World Series LIVE on otilloswimrun.com/live, please spread the information to all your friends and family. We will also use #otillo1000lakes 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.


In the end of September, day time temperatures are usually around 15 degrees C.

Water temperatures will be between 13 - 18 degrees C. Make sure you dress accordingly and consider wearing something under your wetsuit if you tend to get cold on the long swims. Use a Neoprene cap if you are not used to cold water.

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

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.

International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green