ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar

A tribute to the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean
April 6-7, 2019

The smell of rosemary in the hills, the extremely clear, salty water in the combination with the whispers of history makes this an exceptional race.

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Jakob Edholm
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green
Destination partners
  • Grad Hvar
  • Hvar
  • TZ Hvar
  • Suncani Hvar Hotels
  • IN Croatia
  • Croatia Full of life
Suppliers
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Precision Hydration
  • Roobar
  • CrownHealth

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar

Hvar – one of the most beautiful islands in the world – is the ideal location for an early race and for a race in the Mediterranean. Croatia and Hvar is a dream come true location. We are proud to kick- off the European swimrun season and welcome you the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar.

The island is magnificient, surrounded by emerald-colored seas and the exceptional Paklinski islands to the south. Hvar is known to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Just one hour off the mainland city of Split makes the ferry ride a perfect place to relax into the island vibe.
Rosemary, lavender, wine, more than a 2000-year old history; just simply, a unique place for a unique race.

The weather in this period is perfect for swimrun with water temperatures between 15 – 17 degrees and about 20 degrees in the air. In the sun it will get hot and you will really have to think about your heat management on the long runs. The water is salty so you will have very good buoyancy however it adds a bit of chafing. Like everything in swimrun; there is always a negative with the positive.

If you have energy left for the closing party you will experience the fantastic local food with locally grown produce. The local wines are superb. Did you know that the local Plavac grape is the mother of Syrah/Zinfandel?

The races

This race is beautiful but tough. The hills, the long swims and the salt-water will challenge all the teams to put in stellar performances. You will not only have to be strong running in the hills, you will need to be strong in the water to excel in this race.

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!

Course details
  • Total race distance 40 425 m
  • Trail-running 31 590 m
  • Swimming 8 835 m
  • Swim sections 9
  • Longest swim 2 950 m
  • Longest run 13 600 m

Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2018-11-18) € 385
  • Normal fee (until 2019-03-03) € 420
  • Late entry (until 2019-04-02) € 480
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The ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar is the perfect race to start feeling your way around a bit longer swims or as a test race for those who are training for something bigger. You will get the feeling for the beautiful water you will experience the fantastic scents from the rosemary along the trails and you will see the beautiful views.

The course will be about 11,8 km with 4 swims. The course will start and finish on the Main Square in Hvar. The longest swim is 600 metres.

SOLO

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you can not find someone to participate with you. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Solo ÖTILLÖ-style means that we will give you an inflatable buoy to bring along the course so you are not alone in the water.


Course details
  • Total race distance 11 800 m
  • Trail-running 10 200 m
  • Swimming 1 600 m
  • Swim sections 4
  • Longest swim 600 m
  • Longest run 6 500 m

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2018-11-18) € 130/70
  • Normal fee (until 2019-03-03) € 150/80
  • Late entry (until 2019-04-04) € 175/90
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The new format Experience is exactly what the name implies, a swimrun experience for those completely new to the sport or for those not ready to compete over bigger distances.

In Hvar you will experience the beautiful town, the warm water and the very friendly atmosphere of an ÖTILLÖ race. Come alone or come as a team and enjoy the ÖTILLÖ Experience.

The course is 6,3 km long with 4 swims, of which the longest is 400 metres.

SOLO

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you can not find someone to participate with you. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Solo ÖTILLÖ-style means that we will give you an inflatable buoy to bring along the course so you are not alone in the water.


Course details
  • Total race distance 6 300 m
  • Trail-running 5 300 m
  • Swimming 1 000 m
  • Swim sections 4
  • Longest swim 400 m
  • Longest run 3 800 m

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2018-11-18) € 70/45
  • Normal fee (until 2019-03-03) € 80/50
  • Late entry (until 2019-04-04) € 90/55
Register now

Schedule for the weekend

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
23:59Last day to enter and make team changes for ÖTILLÖ World Series Hvar. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
23:59Last day to sign up for the ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience races
Friday, April 5th, 2019
18:00#cleantheocean activity - One-hour joint trash search and collect from Hvar main square
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
09:30-11:00Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience
10:00MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience
11:30Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Team & Solo - Hvar Main square
12:30Start ÖTILLÖ Experience Team & Solo – Hvar Main square
12:50First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
13:15First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
15:30Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Hvar Main square
16:00-18:00Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series
17:30Welcome drink, Aperitif
18:00MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series, for all racers
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
09:15Start ÖTILLÖ World Series – Hvar Main square
11:00Race cut-off at Point Pelegrin, Time 2
14:05First team across the finish line
14:15Race cut-off at Hvar Main Square, Time 6
16:05Race cut-off at Milna, Time 8
17:30Last team across the finish line
18:30Prize giving and closing dinner for ÖTILLÖ World Series - Amfora hotel
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green