ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend 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.

Read moreResults 2018
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
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Precision Hydration
  • Roobar

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun weekend Hvar

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!

Race map - ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar 2018

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 €420
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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 12,3 km with 5 swims. The course will start and finish on the Main Square in Hvar. The longest swim is 950 metres.

Race map - ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar 2018

Course details
  • Total race distance 12 345 m
  • Trail-running 9 900 m
  • Swimming 2 445 m
  • Swim sections 5
  • Longest swim 950 m
  • Longest run 5 500 m

  • Entry fee €150
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Schedule for the weekend

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
23:59Last day to make team changes for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar (individual names and team names). These changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Friday, April 5th, 2019
18:00One 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
09:00Race briefing and bib distribution for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar – Hotel Amfora
11:00Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar - Hvar Main square
12:30First teams expected to finish - Hvar Main square
14:10Last teams across the finish line - Hvar Main square
14:30Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar - Hvar Main Square
16:30-18:00Registration and bib distribution ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar - Hotel Amfora
17:30Pre-race welcome drink - Hotel Amfora
18:15MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar - Hotel Amfora
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
09:00Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar - Main Square
10:45Cut-off - Point Pelegrin, Time 2
13:50First teams expected to finish - Hvar main square
14:00Cut-off – Hvar, Time 6
15:50Cut-off - Milna, Time 8
17:15Last teams across the finish line - Hvar Main square
18:00Closing dinner and prize giving for ÖTILLÖ Hvar - Hotel Amfora
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green