Merit races

With a growing number of races around the world we would like to promote the races we think represent the Spirit of Swimrun and which stand out as directional lighthouses in their areas.
All merit races
Irina Kurmanaeva
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Merit Races

In all ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Merit races you collect points towards the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun ranking system. Every year we will select teams to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship based on ranking in the end of the year. Only teams with ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Ranking points will be able to participate in the ÖTILLÖ Random Ticket Selection.

All the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Merit races are covered in your ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Insurance so that you can be reimbursed if you cannot attend the race due to medical reasons. It is of course also an accident and liability insurance.

Merit Races for the season 2020.
Swimrun Costa Brava

Hero Swimrun

Brazil, March 14th, 2020

The first swimrun race in Brazil in the beautiful Buzios. This race marks the beginning of ÖTILLÖ merit races in South America. If you can, go, you will love it.
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Swimrun Costa Brava

SwimRun Lake James

USA, April 18th, 2020

SwimRun Lake James is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and offers rolling terrain with beautiful lake waters.
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Borås Swimrun

Swimrunman Gorges Du-Verdon

France, May 02nd, 2020

Swimrunman has three races in France that are ÖTILLÖ Merit races for 2020. Swimrunman has also created an internal rankingsystem and the top 3 in each category men, women and mixed will get a free start to ÖTILLÖ Cannes.
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Borås Swimrun

Borås Swimrun

SWEDEN, May 31st, 2020

A race with lots of vertical by Jonas Colting, three time ÖTILLÖ winner
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Stockholm Swimrun

Stockholm Swimrun

SWEDEN, June 6th, 2020

The biggest city race in the World
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Stockholm Swimrun

Jönköping Swimrun

Sweden, June 6th, 2020

In the city of Jönköping in southern Sweden you will find this well- organized, beautiful and fun Swimrun race on a very varied race course.
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SwimRun Côte Vermeille

SwimRun Côte Vermeille

FRANCE, June 13th, 2020

The biggest race in France
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Borås Swimrun

Swimrunman Embrun

France, June 28th, 2020

Swimrunman has three races in France that are ÖTILLÖ Merit races for 2020. Swimrunman has also created an internal rankingsystem and the top 3 in each category men, women and mixed will get a free start to ÖTILLÖ Cannes.
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Borås Swimrun

Amfibiemannen

Sweden, July 25th, 2020

A varied and fun course in the northern most part of the Stockholm Archipelago. Beautiful swims, great trail running and lots of flat rocks to run on. A perfect training ground.
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Swimrun Bologna

Swimrun Bologna

ITALY, July 26th, 2020

The first Italian race true to the source and a major influencer of the Italian Swimrun movement
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Rockman Swimrun

Rockman Swimrun

NORWAY, August 8th, 2020

The legend continues…an epic race. The first Norwegian Swimrun race and a major influencer of the Swimrun movement
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Casco Bay Islands Swimrun

Casco Bay Island Swimrun

USA, August 9th, 2020

The first American ÖTILLÖ-style race and a major influencer of the American Swimrun scene.
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Swimrun NC, Hanging Rock State Park

Les Chenneaux Swimrun

USA, August 23th, 2020

This race is in the beautiful Lake Huron, the Upper Great Lakes in Michigan, in the Midwest. A string of islands makes for a great arena and the area is pristine. A dreamy adventure.
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Borås Swimrun

Swimrunman Grands Lacs De Laffrey

France, August 23rd, 2020

Swimrunman has three races in France that are ÖTILLÖ Merit races for 2020. Swimrunman has also created an internal rankingsystem and the top 3 in each category men, women and mixed will get a free start to ÖTILLÖ Cannes.
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Solvalla Swimrun

Swimrun Poland Solina

POLAND, September 12th, 2020

Our first ÖTILLÖ Merit race in the beautiful Polish mountains.
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Solvalla Swimrun

Folkhälsan Swimrun

FINLAND, September 19th, 2020

Discover the strong Finnish tradition of beautiful racing, sauna and good times
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Swimrun NC, Hanging Rock State Park

Orcas Island Swimrun

USA, September 27th, 2020

A race on Orcas Island gives you trail running through Moran State Park, panoramic views and swims in cristal clear mountain lakes. In the epic San Juan Islands in Washington state.
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Swimrun NC, Hanging Rock State Park

Epic Landus Swimrun

Spain, October 4th, 2020

Explore the stunning location in the northern part of Spain. Welcome to the Basque country where the Pyrenees serve as a back drop.
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Swimrun NC, Hanging Rock State Park

Swimrun NC at Hanging Rock State Park

USA, October 25th, 2020

A vertical swimrun in stunning North Carolina
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Swimrun Costa Brava

Austin Swimrun

USA, November 8th, 2020

A swimrun in the Texas hills. Where you can combine real BBQ, the awesome city of Austin and a great swimrun course. It makes us want to go.
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International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green