The course is magnificent and a real challenge. We start and finish in the Main Square of Hvar. We will also pass through the same place once in the race, the course looks like a figure of eight or the symbol of infinity.
A total of 40,4 km with 9 swims of which the longest is 2 950 metres. A total of almost 9 000 metres of swimming. The first part of the course will be a lot of swimming, the second part will be more running. From the start you will run and swim to the Western-most point of the main island. Where the first cut-off will be. From there every team will get a HEAD Safety Buoy from the organisation to be used for the long swim across to the Paklini Islands. We strongly recommend that you tether up (be attached by rope) for this long swim. Make sure that you know how to swim in open-water and potentially with side-wind, waves and currents. When on the Paklini islands you leave your HEAD safety buoy and continue running and swimming back towards Hvar town.
You go back through the Main Square, here will also be the second cut-off. Then a climb to the two fortresses Spanjola and Napoleon. From Napoleon it is a nice run in the mountains through olive groves, an abandoned village and finally down to the sea again, to the nice village Milna where the third Cut off will be. From Milna you run and swim back to the finish line, which is on the Main Square in Hvar.
This course has everything; fantastic water to swim in. Some rough, some protected. Single track trails and 4×4 tracks through olive groves, lavender and rosemary fields, tough hills up and down. Historical buildings and cultural heritage all around. All with incredible views at all times!
The course will be about 12,3 km with 5 swims. The course will start and finish on the Main Square in Hvar. The longest swim is 950 metres.
Schedule for the weekend
|Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019|
|23:59||Last day to make team changes for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar (individual names and team names). These changes must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight.|
|Friday, April 5th, 2019|
|18:00||One hour presentation of ÖTILLÖ, swimrun, the future of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Get together with one of the founder of swimrun, Michael Lemmel. Open for anyone, NOT mandatory. Hotel Amfora|
|Saturday, April 6th, 2019|
|09:00||Race briefing and bib distribution for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar – Hotel Amfora|
|11:00||Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar - Hvar Main square|
|12:30||First teams expected to finish - Hvar Main square|
|14:10||Last teams across the finish line - Hvar Main square|
|14:30||Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar - Hvar Main Square|
|16:30-18:00||Registration and bib distribution ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar - Hotel Amfora|
|17:30||Pre-race welcome drink - Hotel Amfora|
|18:15||MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar - Hotel Amfora|
|Sunday, April 7th, 2019|
|09:00||Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar - Main Square|
|10:45||Cut-off - Point Pelegrin, Time 2|
|13:50||First teams expected to finish - Hvar main square|
|14:00||Cut-off – Hvar, Time 6|
|15:50||Cut-off - Milna, Time 8|
|17:15||Last teams across the finish line - Hvar Main square|
|18:00||Closing dinner and prize giving for ÖTILLÖ Hvar - Hotel Amfora|