ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta

The perfect location for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Finals
November 23rd – November 24th, 2019

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
Suppliers
  • Gococo
  • Precision Hydration
  • CrownHealth
  • Dryrobe

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 km with 8 swims of which the longest is 1 500 metres. A total of almost 8 900 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
  • 38,9 km
  • 13 swims
  • 22% swimming
Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2019-07-16) €385
  • Normal fee (until 2019-11-13) €420
  • Late entry (until 2019-11-19) €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 14,5 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
  • 14,4 km
  • 5 swims
  • 17% swimming
Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2019-07-16) €130/70
  • Normal fee (until 2019-11-13) €150/80
  • Late entry (until 2019-11-21) €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 5,4 km long with 3 swims, of which the longest is 400 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
  • 5,4 km
  • 3 swims
  • 15% swimming
Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2019-07-16) €70/45
  • Normal fee (until 2019-11-13) €80/50
  • Late entry (until 2019-11-21) €90/55
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Schedule for the weekend

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
23:59Last day to enter and make team changes for ÖTILLÖ World Series Malta. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
23:59Last day to enter and make changes for ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience races. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
08:30-10:00Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Sands
10:00MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Sands
11:00Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Team & Solo – Golden Sands beach
11:30Start ÖTILLÖ Experience Team & Solo – Golden Sands beach
12:10First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
12:45First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
15:00Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience – Golden Sands Beach
16:00#Cleantheocean activity – 1- hour trash search and collect. Golden Sands beach
17:00-18:30Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series – Radison Blu Hotel, Golden Sands
17:30-18:30Welcome drink – Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Sands
18:30MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series, for all racers – Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Sands
Sunday, November 24th, 2019
06:30Buses leave from Radisson Blu Hotel to Start Line in Valletta, RACERS ONLY
08:00Start ÖTILLÖ World Series – Valletta
12:35First team across the finish line
16:30Last team across the finish line
15:00-18:00Pizza & beer ÖTILLÖ World Series – Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Sands
17:00Prize giving ÖTILLÖ World Series – Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Sands
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green