ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina

Our tribute to America and to the cradle of endurance sports
February 29 – March 1, 2020

This Swimrun location is exceptional. A stone’s throw from the 18 million people in Los Angeles you will find the landscape of Jurassic Park.

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Natalie Foote / ÖTILLÖ
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina

Catalina Island is like a dream. An island just 21 nautical miles off the California coast with endless outdoor and Swimrun possibilities. A rugged island with a 650- meter vertical drop from the highest point to the sea. Lots of bays, pebbled beaches and crystal- clear waters abundant with fish.

In the early spring the island is green, the wild flowers are blooming and the contrasts are beautiful.

Catalina Island sounds far away but it is actually very accessible. From Los Angeles international airport it is a short car ride to Long Beach, one of the ferry ports, where you catch the ferry and within 90 minutes you are on the island. This means that you can arrive in Los Angeles early afternoon and be on the island in time for dinner. A new favourite place in the world.

If you have never been to Catalina, then the place itself is worth the trip. It is an Swimrun heaven, close to the mainland surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The West Coast of the island is wild. Along the course you will meet many friends, especially the bright orange Garibaldi fish.

Catalina is where the buffalo roam free. Where the two beautiful little communities are enclosed and where nature is so much bigger than man.

The races

Date: March 1st, 2020

Location: Two Harbours

Registration: Registration and race briefing February 29th in Avalon.

Travel info: Early morning charter transfer from Avalon to Two Harbours. Early evening transfer back to Avalon.

Accommodation: Count at least Saturday & Sunday accommodation in Avalon.

Course details
  • 38,3 km
  • 8 swims
  • 21% swimming
  • +1 255 m vertical

Date: February 29th, 2020

Location: Two Harbours

Travel info: Day transfers from the mainland and from Avalon to Two Harbours.

Course details
  • 15 km
  • 4 swims
  • 21% swimming

Date: February 29th, 2020

Location: Two Harbours

Travel info: Day transfers from the mainland and from Avalon to Two Harbours.

Course details
  • 7,7 km
  • 3 swims
  • 21% swimming

Photo: Kurt Hoy / ÖTILLÖ

Registration opens in the beginning of July 2019

International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green