ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Engadin

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin – July 8, 2018
Jakob Edholm
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green
National partners
  • #CreatingPerfectPlaces
  • CrownHealth
Destination partners
  • Silvaplana
  • Engadin
  • Graubunden Sport
  • Bregaglia
  • Switzerland
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Precision Hydration
  • Roobar

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Engadin

2018 is our 5th anniversary. ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin is a challenging yet beautiful race. The varied course, the water temperature and the very strong group of participants will challenge everyone to put in their best performances.

The weather in this period can really be anything from a nice summer day to a cold, hard day out. Be mentally prepared for the worst and enjoy the best.

The water is clear and crisp with some sections around 11 degrees C, some of the swim sections are long. Dress smart!

The course

The race course is beautiful and quite challenging. The start is in Maloja and finish is by the lake in Silvaplana. The course passes Sils and Silvaplana along the way. The running sections are very varied, it is on dirt roads, single tracks, rocks and with some challenging steep sections to climb. Those who will manage the whole course will have a magical experience. We have cut-offs along the course for safety reasons. These will be enforced to 100%.

The swim sections are awesome. Swimming down an alpine valley is something else. However, the water is quite cold, 11 – 14 degrees C which can be quite a difference with the outside temperature if the weather is good. Any wind and waves will only be down- wind and fun, the high altitude lakes are magical. ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin will be won by the team that manages to handle the temperature differences, the vertical gain on the runs and the transitions between running and swimming. There are several energy stations along the course.

The race course is approximately 46 km long of which 39,8 km are trail running and 5,9 km are open-water swimming. There are a total of 8 swims of which the longest is 1 400 meters. The total vertical gain is 1 570 meters and the highest swim is at 1 900 meters.

The summer weather in the Engadin can vary as it is in the mountains. The lowest elevation of the race is 1 780 metres. The teams have to be ready for warm air temperatures and cold swims at the same time as it could be stormy and cold. Make sure you bring clothes for all weather conditions. This course is very tough and will test the metal in all the racers.

Do not take the altitude of the course lightly. We strongly suggest several days of on-site to get used to the altitude.

Course details

Total race distance 45 730 m
Trail-running 39 805 m
Swimming 5 925 m
Swim sections 8
Longest swim 1 400 m
Longest run 8 400 m
Total elevation Approx 1 570 m positive

Times and distances chart

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

The qualifying system

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin will award 8 spots to ÖTILLÖ 2018, The Swimrun World Championship. These spots will be awarded to the teams, where no member already has a spot to ÖTILLÖ 2018. If a team does not accept the spot it rolls down to the next team in line. The entry fee must be paid by May 1st to keep the spot.

The spots will be awarded as below:

  • 3 men
  • 3 mixed
  • 2 women

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

World series 2018

Teams that finish top 30 in each category (Women/Men/Mixed) will collect points in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2018. Your team can collect points from all ÖTILLÖ World Series events and the last ÖTILLÖ Sprint of 2018. No other ÖTILLÖ Sprints are included.

NOTE: To get points from the last ÖTILLÖ Sprint you will also have to finish the last ÖTILLÖ World Series race.

After the last ÖTILLÖ race of the year we will award the best team in each category with €2 500.


ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Engadin – The alpine swimrun race

International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green