ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta

The perfect location for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Finals
November 28th – November 29th, 2020

With warm temperatures in the sea and on land this is the perfect location to have the last race of the year. Malta has been a central part of many cultures. Now it is time for the Swimrun culture to get a foothold too.

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International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green
Destination partners
  • Visitmalta.com
Timing partner
  • Garmin
Suppliers
  • Gococo
  • Precision Hydration
  • CrownHealth

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta

Malta is a melting pot of many cultures. From the Saracen to the Knights templar, with amazing cultural buildings and heritage. Malta is in the Southern Mediterranean with flight connections all over Europe. In November the water is still warm, and the air temperature will be perfect for Swimrun. The island is dry, with a coast line full of coves and inlets. The trail- running is fast and the swims are spectacular with extremely clear water.

The area around the finish line is a small swimrun heaven with lots of trails and great swims. This is a perfect trip to end the season, to visit historical sights and to enjoy some warm water before the European winter.

The races

This race course has everything you can dream of for an ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Final. It is hard, it is long, it is stunning.

The World Series course is almost flat; starting in the old town of Valletta, within the ramparts with all the magnificent buildings around, then swimming and running across bays out of the city into nature. Where crystal-clear swims dominate, barren trails, small fishing villages with a breath-taking swim to the finish line. Along the way you will find some surprises. This is for sure a swimrunners course with lots of transitions, tricky water entries and exits, big runs, open water swims and no place to rest.

A total of 39,6 km with 13 swims of which the longest is 1 600 metres. A total of 8 700 metres of swimming. Do not take the swims lightly.

The race starts in the historical city centre of Valletta with a beautiful run, then a swim across to the next town towards the Northwest, then swimrunning along the coast all the way around to Golden Sands. Finishing with a spectacular swim. We will transport all the racers to Valletta in the morning from Golden Sands. The water is warm and very clear.

Along the course we will have cut-off points for those not fast enough to make it before dark.

Make sure that you are a strong swimmer to be able to enjoy this course and the incredible swims. It will be a spectacular race.

Course details
  • Total race distance 39 600 m
  • Trail-running 30 900 m
  • Swimming 8 700 m
  • Swim sections 13
  • Longest swim 1 600 m
  • Longest run 4 700 m
  • Total elevation 371 m
Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2020-05-07)€ 385
  • Normal fee (until 2020-11-18)€ 420
  • Late entry (until 2020-11-26)€ 480
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The ÖTILLÖ Sprint Malta is the perfect swimrun race for those of you who feel that the World Series is too much or for those who want to go fast. Traditionally we have everything from very strong racers to absolute beginner Swimrunners doing the Sprint distances. You will experience the beauty of Golden Sands, the clarity of the water and the beautiful trails.

The course is quite hilly compared to the World Series course. It is up and over and around the bays and hills around Golden Sands. A true little Swimrun paradise. It will be about 15,3 km with 5 swims. The course will start and finish on the Golden Sands Beach. The longest swim is 700 metres. We strongly suggest that you stay at Golden Sands but the race is within 1 hour of driving from almost all of Malta.

SOLO

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you cannot find someone to participate with you or you just want to race alone. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Course details
  • Total race distance 15 300 m
  • Trail-running 12 850 m
  • Swimming 2 450 m
  • Swim sections 5
  • Longest swim 700 m
  • Longest run 3 800 m
  • Total elevation 421 m
Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2020-05-07)€ 130/70
  • Normal fee (until 2020-11-18)€ 150/80
  • Late entry (until 2020-11-26)€ 175/90
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The Experience distance 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 Malta you will experience the beautiful nature, the clear 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 7,8 km long with 3 swims, of which the longest is 500 metres.

SOLO

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you cannot find someone to participate with you or you just want to race alone. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Course details
  • Total race distance 7 800 m
  • Trail-running 6 650 m
  • Swimming 1 150 m
  • Swim sections 3
  • Longest swim 500 m
  • Longest run 3 000 m
  • Total elevation 188 m
Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2020-05-07)€ 70/45
  • Normal fee (until 2020-11-18)€ 80/50
  • Late entry (until 2020-11-26)€ 90/55
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Schedule for the weekend

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
23:59
(local time)
Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ World Series, Sprint and Experience races. Changes must be sent to support@race.se.
Saturday, November 28th, 2020
08:30-10:00Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Golden Sands
10:00MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Golden Sands
11:00Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience, Team & Solo – Golden Sands beach
11:50First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
12:20Sprint Cut off at Time 2
12:45First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
14:45Last team across finish line
15:00Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint – Golden Sands Beach
15:30-17:00Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series – Golden Sands
17:00MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series, for all racers – Golden Sands
Sunday, November 29th, 2020
06:30Buses leave from Golden Sands to Valletta
07:10Buses arrive Valletta
08:00Start ÖTILLÖ World Series – Valletta
12:35First team across the finish line
16:30Last team across the finish line
15:00-18:00Pasta buffet & drinks ÖTILLÖ World Series – Golden Sands
17:00Prize giving ÖTILLÖ World Series – Golden Sands
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green