ÖTILLÖ Swimrun CatalinaSpectator information
|Tuesday, February 25th, 2020|
|13:59||Last day to enter and make team changes for ÖTILLÖ World Series Catalina. Changes must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight.|
|Thursday, February 27th, 2020|
|13:59||Last day to enter and make changes for ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience races. Changes must be sent to email@example.com before midnight.|
|Friday, February 28th, 2020|
|15:30||#Cleantheocean activity in Avalon – Open for everyone. Meeting place: The Trailhead|
|16:30||Social Swimrun, in Avalon – Open for everyone, NOT competitive. Meeting place: The Trailhead|
|18:30||Social gathering in Avalon. Drinks, snacks and fun hosted by Vivobarefoot & ARK. Open for everyone, 75 persons limit. Must be booked in advance via the Facebook event. Venue: The Toyon Grill|
|Saturday, February 29th, 2020|
|09:30-10:30||Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – The Reef restaurant, Two Harbors|
|10:30||MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – The Reef restaurant, Two Harbors|
|11:30||Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience Team & Solo – Two Harbors|
|12:30||First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line|
|13:00-15:30||Burgers & beer ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – The Reef restaurant, Two Harbors|
|13:20||First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line|
|13:40||Cut-off for ÖTILLÖ Sprint at Isthmus Harbor Beach|
|15:30||Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – The Reef restaurant, Two Harbors|
|17:30-19:00||Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series – Casino Theatre, Avalon|
|18:00-19:00||Wine & cheese welcome drink – Casino Theatre, Avalon|
|19:00||MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series, for all racers – Casino Theatre, Avalon|
|Sunday, March 1st, 2020|
|07:00||Chartered ferry to Two Harbors from Avalon. 45 minute ride|
|09:15||Start ÖTILLÖ World Series – Two Harbors|
|11:05||Cut-off at Time 2 Two Harbors|
|14:00||Cut-off at Time 5 Emerald Bay|
|14:00||First team across the finish line|
|16:30||Cut-off at Time 7 Isthmus Harbor Beach|
|17:30||Last team across the finish line|
|14:30-18:00||Burgers & beer ÖTILLÖ World Series – The Reef restaurant, Two Harbors|
|18:00||Prize giving ÖTILLÖ World Series – The Reef restaurant|
|18:45||Load chartered ferry back to Avalon. Bar open on-board|
Catalina Island is reached by ferry from Mainland California. Catalina Island ferry terminals are found in Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point with timetables found here. If you are sensitive to seasickness we recommend that you take medication before travel.
For those planning to participate in the Saturday races (Sprint & Experience) in Two Harbors we will have a special ferry service from the Catalina Express Ferry Terminal in San Pedro in the morning of the race and returning in the afternoon of the race. To make sure you can be at all functions and participate in the races. Check out the ferry schedule in the below menu.
For the Sunday World Series race you need to be in Avalon no later than 17:30 on Saturday for registration, the welcome drink and the MANDATORY race briefing. You should plan Saturday and Sunday evening in Avalon. We will transport you to Two Harbors for the race and back.
National and International air travel is recommended to Los Angeles (LAX) from where it is easy to take a car service to the ferry terminals. Count 90 minutes to the San Pedro ferry terminal from LAX so that you have plenty of time.
Ferry schedule to and from the start in Two Harbors.
- Atwater Hotel (Avalon)
- Pavilion Hotel (Avalon)
- Mt. Ada (Avalon)
- Banning House (Two Harbors)
Use the code “Swimrun” for a 10% reduction of the off-season rate.
If you want to walk out and see other parts we recommend walking to Cat Harbor or to Lion’s Head.
Weather on Catalina Island
In the end of February and the beginning of March the spring has started on Catalina with usually dry, sunny weather. Outside temperature is close to 18 degrees and this means that it will be warmer in the sun. Water temperatures are between 13 – 14 degrees C.
Like everywhere we can have wind, rain and un-seasonably cold weather, make sure you bring clothes to handle this.
The water in the Pacific is salty, this has an advantage as you will have more flotation, and it also has a disadvantage and that is the possibility for chafing during the race. Make sure you prepare areas that rub so you enjoy both the beginning and the end of the race.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will cover the ÖTILLÖ World Series Catalina LIVE on otilloswimrun.com/live, please spread the information to all your friends and family. We will also use #otillocatalina to tag our posts, please do so 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.
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.