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.
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.
We are delighted to present you our NEW TIER SYSTEM for all merit races. Depending on the tier of the race, you can either just collect ranking points, get ranking points and free entries for ÖTILLÖ World Series races, or get ranking points and direct entries to the ÖTILLÖ, The World Championship.
There will be a total of 14 ÖTILLÖ merit races in 2023, which are divided into the following tiers:
- Tier 1: Races where you can qualify directly to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship (first men, women and mixed). -> direct qualification spots! Entry fees to be paid by the teams.
- Tier 2: Races where the winners in each category gets a free start in a World Series race of choice.
- Tier 3: Ranking points only.
Note: Every finishing team gets ranking points in all tiers.
Merit Races for the season 2023
FRANCE, JUNE 17TH, 2023
1st Swimrun in France, it is the biggest race weekend in the country, with 5 events in the heart of one of the most beautiful natural settings in France: the Côte Vermeille, jewel of the Pyrénées-Orientales! Do you dare to take up the Challenge!?
UK, JULY 8TH, 2023
The Roseland is a stunning but tough trip along the beautiful and rugged Cornish Coastline from one pretty seaside village to another taking in breathtaking scenery and amazing swims. This race has everything and is the UK’s only Merit race.
SWEDEN, AUGUST 19TH, 2023
In the city of Västerås. By combining tough Swimrun together with a finish in a SPA. This is an experience with friendship, dinner, SPA, boats and more. The fast course is defined by a beautiful lake archipelago, leaf forest and industrialism.