ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Cannes

Racer information 2019
Pierre Mangez
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green
Destination partners
  • Cannes
  • Cannes - Capitale Du Sport
  • Departement des Alpes-Maritimes
  • Abbaye de Lerins
Suppliers
  • Gococo
  • Precision Hydration
  • CrownHealth
  • Dryrobe

Racer information

Welcome to one of the most well-known cities in Europe. Cannes is where movie stars meet for the yearly film festival and now where Swimrunner will meet for a yearly Swimrun festival.

The south of France is beautiful in the autumn with warm temperatures and sun. Cannes is super accessible with airports in Nice, Toulon and Marseille. With the highway and train tracks opening up for anyone.

Here you will find everything you need to know as a racer at ÖTILLÖ Cannes World Series, Sprint and Experience. Please read this thoroughly as the information is important for your experience before and during the race.

Welcome to Cannes, Les Alpes Maritimes and a taste of Provence.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 15th 2019
23:59 Last day to enter and make changes for ÖTILLÖ World Series. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Thursday, October 17th 2019
23:59 Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience races
Friday, October 18th 2019
16:00 #cleantheocean activity – One-hour joint trash search and collect from Race tents on Square de Verdun
Saturday, October 19th 2019
09:30-11:00 Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Race tents, Square de Verdun
10:00 MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Race tents, Square de Verdun
11:30 Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Team & Solo
12:30 Start ÖTILLÖ Experience Team & Solo
13:30 First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
13:40 First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
16:00 Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Race tents, Square de Verdun
16:30-18:00 Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series – Race tents, Square de Verdun
17:30 Welcome drink, Aperitif – Race tents, Square de Verdun
18:00 MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series for all racers – Race tents, Square de Verdun
Sunday, October 20th 2019
07:45 Ferry leaves from Finish line harbor for the start line. RACERS ONLY – Port Pierre Canto
09:00 Start ÖTILLÖ World Series on Île Ste-Marguerite
12:00 Race cut-off at Time 4
13:30 First team across the finish line
14:00-19:00 Race banquet
15:20 Race cut-off at Time 9
17:30 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

Travel

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 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.

Registration

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 19th, 09:30-11:00.
  • Registration for ÖTILLÖ World Series – Saturday, October 19th, 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 and sign that you accept the rules. 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.

Included in the start pack

EXPERIENCE

  • Timing chip to be returned, 1 per person
  • Race bib to be returned, 1 per person
  • Swim cap, 1 per person
  • Race map
  • ÖTILLÖ Give away, 1 per person
  • Post- race hot dog voucher, 1 per person

 

SPRINT

  • Timing chip to be returned, 1 per person
  • Race bib to be returned, 1 per person
  • Swim cap, 1 per person
  • Race map
  • ÖTILLÖ Give away, 1 per person
  • Post- race hot dog voucher, 1 per person

 

SPECIAL GEAR FOR SOLO

  • Safety buoy to be returned

 

WORLD SERIES

  • Timing chip to be returned, 1 per person
  • Race bib, 1 per person
  • Swim cap, 1 per person
  • Race map
  • ÖTILLÖ Give away, 1 per person
  • Post- race dinner voucher, 1 per person

 

We care for the environment and encourage you to reuse your Swim cap from our previous events. If you do not need the new one that you receive in the start package, please give it back at the registration.

Mandatory gear

Mandatory gear per team is:

  • 1 pressure bandage in a water-proof package
  • 2 neoprene wet suits
  • 1 compass or watch compass
  • 2 easy- accessible whistles (so you can blow the whistle when on the swims)
  • 2 Foldable cups/soft flasks or similar (not your swim cap) to drink from at the energy stations
  • Race bibs to be worn on the outside at all times
  • Swim caps that must be worn visible during all the swims
  • 1 Map
  • Timing chip

Mandatory gear in the Solo classes is:

  • 1 pressure bandage in a water-proof package
  • 1 neoprene wet suit
  • 1 compass or watch compass
  • 1 easy- accessible whistle (so you can blow the whistle when on the swims)
  • 1 Foldable cup/soft flask or similar (not your swim cap) to drink from at the energy stations
  • Race bib to be worn on the outside at all times
  • Swim cap that must be worn visible during all the swims
  • Map
  • Timing chip
  • Safety buoy

Before start and at the finish line we will randomly select teams/racers for a check of the mandatory equipment. If the teams are missing any of the equipment required, they will not be allowed to start or disqualified from the race.

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 Hvar — April 6–7, 2019. Last day for booking April 1
  • ÖTILLÖ Utö — May 18–19, 2019. Last day for booking May 13
  • ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly — June 8–9, 2019. Last day for booking June 3
  • ÖTILLÖ Engadin — July 6–7, 2019. Last day for booking July 1
  • ÖTILLÖ Final 15K — August 31, 2019. Last day for booking August 26
  • ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes — September 21–22, 2019. Last day for booking September 16
  • ÖTILLÖ Cannes — October 19–20, 2019. Last day for booking October 14

Race bib and timing chip

The system we use is a chip that you attach around your right ankle with a Velcro strap and when you pass the timing checkpoint 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. We can only guarantee that you will be registered if you carry the chip around your right ankle. It is important that you return your chip after the race. Non-returned chip will be charged 100 €.

  • Your race bib must be worn visible at all times
  • Your swim cap must be worn on all swims
  • Your timing chip must be worn on your right ankle at all times

Race briefing

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 19th, at 10:00
  • Briefing for the ÖTILLÖ World Series – Saturday, October 19th, at 18:00

Logistic to get to start

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

The ÖTILLÖ Sprint have one cut-off.

  • TIME 5 at 13:30 for Teams and 14:30 for Solo.

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

  • TIME 4 at 12:00
  • TIME 9 at 15:20

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.

Energy stations

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 Roobar at one station on the Sprint- & Experience race and on three stations at the World Series race.
  • Besides this we will have fruits, candy, pain au chocolat and potatoes.
  • 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.

This is what is offered at the different stations:

EXPERIENCE
Check point Food Drinks
Time 2 Oranges, Roobars Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
Finish line Pain au chocolat Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
 
SPRINT
Check point Food Drinks
Time 2 & 3 Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
Time 5 Oranges, Roobars Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
Time 7 Bananas Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
Finish line Pain au chocolat Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
 
WORLD SERIES
Check point Food Drinks
Time 2 Apples, Oranges Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
Time 4 Bananas, Boiled salted new potato, Roobars Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water, Tea
Time 6 Bananas, Oranges, Roobars Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water, Coffee
Time 7 Pain au chocolat, Oranges, Roobars Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
Time 9 Apples, Bananas, Candy Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water
Time 11 Candy, Oranges Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water, Redbull, Redbull cola
Finish line Finish line buffet Precision Hydration Sport drink, Water

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 at the race registration.

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.

Safety

  • 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 2 medics and 1 doctor on the course. We also have two stationary medical teams and medical assistance at the finish line
  • Communicate with race officials when help is needed.
  • If you abandon the race you must communicate with race officials as soon as possible and return the timing chip to the ÖTILLÖ tent by the Finish Line (from behind). Do not cross or go close to the finish line with it on.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE WORLD SERIES EVENT:

  • You cannot wear a tow rope before you get to the first swim.

Trash

We will NOT accept ANY trash along the course. If you throw any trash outside of the provided bins at the energy stations we will disqualify you straight away. Make sure you know how to carry any trash between the different energy stations.

Basic rules

Basic rules, make sure you understand as we will enforce them.

  • You must have read and understood the rules before you start
  • You race at your own risk.
  • The team has to stay together at all times. 10 metres apart is the maximum distance allowed.
  • The racers have to follow the marked route. If not you can get time penalty or disqualification.
  • It is not allowed to have assistance from other people than the race organization. Breach of this rule will result in disqualification.
  • It is not allowed to throw trash along the course (The only places are at the energy stations). Breach of this rule will result in disqualification.
  • The gear that you have from the start has to be brought to the finish.
  • FINS – if you plan to use fins make sure that they comply to the new FIN RULE – which means they CANNOT be longer than 15 cm beyond your foot.

DO NOTS AT ÖTILLÖ Cannes

  • Do not swim in the SPRINT or EXPERIENCE COURSE during those races.
  • Do not swim from the mainland to the island of Ste-Marguerite – it is a shipping lane.

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 2019 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.

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 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

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, friend and families

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 Qualification

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes will award 6 spots to ÖTILLÖ 2020, The Swimrun World Championship. These spots will be awarded to the teams, where no member already has a spot to ÖTILLÖ 2020.

The Spots will be awarded as below:

  • 2 men
  • 3 mixed
  • 2 women

If any spots are not awarded they belong to the race organization.

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 2019

Teams that finish top 30 in each category (Women/Men/Mixed) will collect points in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2019. Your team can collect points from all ÖTILLÖ World Series events and ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship in 2019. 

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

We have changed the point distribution for 2019. 

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.

International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green