ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar

Spectator information
Pierre Mangez
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green
Destination partners
  • Grad Hvar
  • TZ Hvar
  • Suncani Hvar Hotels
  • IN Croatia
  • Gococo
  • Precision Hydration
  • CrownHealth
  • Dryrobe

Spectator information

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar and ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hvar are perfect to watch for friends and family as we pass through the town in the middle of the race and most of the course is very easily accessible with a bicycle except the off-island part.

In the harbour there are many boats and we will organise a spectator boat as well that can be booked in advance.


Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
23:59 Last day to enter and make team changes for ÖTILLÖ World Series Hvar. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Thursday, April 16th, 2020
23:59 Last day to enter and make changes for ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience races. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Friday, April 17th, 2020
16:00 Event with ARKsouls. Get help with the last preparations for the race - Bonj below Amfora Hotel
18:00 #cleantheocean activity - One-hour joint trash search and collect from Hvar main square
Saturday, April 18th, 2020
09:30-11:00 Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Amfora hotel
10:00 MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Amfora hotel
11:30 Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Team & Solo - Hvar Main square
12:15 Start ÖTILLÖ Experience Team & Solo – Hvar Main square
12:50 First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
13:00 First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
15:30 Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Hvar Main square
16:00-18:00 Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series – Amfora hotel
17:30 Welcome drink, Aperitif – Amfora hotel
18:00 MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series, for all racers – Amfora hotel
Sunday, April 19th, 2020
09:15 Start ÖTILLÖ World Series – Hvar Main square
11:00 Race cut-off at Point Pelegrin, Time 2
14:05 First team across the finish line
14:15 Race cut-off at Hvar Main Square, Time 6
16:05 Race cut-off at Milna, Time 8
17:30 Last team across the finish line
18:00-20:30 Closing dinner for ÖTILLÖ World Series - Amfora hotel
18:30 Prize giving ÖTILLÖ World Series - Amfora hotel

Travel to Hvar

The best way to get to the Island of Hvar is to fly to Split, Croatia. From Split Airport you take a 30-minute bus ride or taxi to the harbour where there are daily ferries to the Island of Hvar. Make sure you take the ferry to Town of Hvar and not Stari Grad. The fast ferry leaves every day at 14:00 and the ride takes 65 minutes. The fast ferry back to Split on Monday leaves at 06:35.

Book your tickets in advance here:

Our local partner InCroatia can help you with your travel in Croatia. They have also put together a comprehensive flight table from UK, France, Germany and Sweden with optimal flights to Split and other possible destinations to get to ÖTILLÖ Hvar. Have a look at their web page to find out more about what they can do for you.


In Hvar we have a fantastic hotel partner, Suncani Hvar. They have put together the best deal in town for all of you at the beautiful Hotel Amfora. Breakfast is included in the price and an additional dinner package is available for those who wants. You are of course free to look around but we think it is a deal hard to beat. The hotel deal at Hotel Amfora is of course for all spectators as well.

Hotel Amfora
Single: € 67/night
Double: € 42/person/night
Dinner extra: € 15/person
Room rates including breakfast
Insert the promo code into the corporate/promo area: OSR2019

Weather in Hvar

In the end of March and the beginning of April the spring has started in Croatia 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 16 – 17 degrees C.

Like everywhere we can have wind, rain and un-seasonably cold, make sure you bring clothes to handle this.

The course

As the course passes through the town centre you will be able to see the start, the middle and the end of the race from there.

Follow the race from a boat

If you wish to follow the race by boat, please contact Tiana at INCroatia at programs@incroatia.co to get a quote.

Start area

The start for all three races is at the city main square in Hvar.


The ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience does not have any cut-offs. The ÖTILLÖ World Series has three (3) cut-offs:

  • TIME 2 at 10:45
  • TIME 6 at 14:00
  • TIME 8 at 15:50

We have cut-offs in our events to make sure that we can have a safe race, these are put in place so that everyone has a possibility to finish before dark and without jeopardizing the safety of others by stretching the safety organization too much.

NOTE: you may not assist any teams unless if it is a medical emergency. Any other assistance will result in disqualification of the team.

Media production

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 media.requests@otilloswimrun.com.

We will cover the ÖTILLÖ World Series Hvar LIVE on otilloswimrun.com/live, please spread the information to all your friends and family. We will also use #otilloHvar to tag our posts, please do so you 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.

ÖTILLÖ Merchandise

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.

International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green