ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

ÖTILLÖ is the jewel in the crown. It is the origin of the swimrun movement where teams of two race together from island to island (Ö till Ö). ÖTILLÖ is ranked as one of the toughest endurance races in the world by CNN.

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Jakob Edholm
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About ÖTILLÖ, The swimrun world championship

ÖTILLÖ is the original swimrun race, it is the Swimrun World Championship. To finish the ÖTILLÖ course from dawn to dusk, the competitors must be very fit and they must be very fast in and out of the water as there are 52 transitions. The teams swim between the 26 islands and run over them. The total distance is 75 kilometres of which 10 km are open-water swimming and 65 km are trail-running.

The start at Sandhamn is mythical and the finish at Utö Värdshus on Utö is like coming to Nirvana. There are spectator spots and food stations at some well- known restaurants on the islands along the way. There are safety boats, medical staff and race marshalls on the course to try to guarantee everyones safety.

To gain entry to ÖTILLÖ you must either qualify in an ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series race, have great merits, participate in 7 races in 24 months or just be lucky.

The Baltic is the life lung of the Stockholm Archipelago, we work with environmental groups to create awareness about the need for a clean Baltic.

The course

The Mother of all Swimrun courses! The total distance is 75 kilometres of which 10 km are open-water swimming and 65 km are trail-running. The course starts by the Seglarhotel in Sandhamn and finishes at Utö Värdshus on Utö. The course passes the big islands of Runmarö, Nämdö and Ornö.

Course details

Total race distance 74,7 km
Trail-running 65,2 km
Swimming 9,5 km
Swim sections 22
Longest swim 1 750 m
Longest run 19,7 km

Times and distances chart

ÖTILLÖ, The swimrun world championship 2015 (Photo: Jakob Edholm)
Pierre Mangez

Schedule

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
12:00Last day to make team changes (individual names and team names) These changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
13:00Transport leaves Stockholm City
14:30 - 16:45Mandatory race registration. All stations must be completed before the race meeting.
17:00Race meeting in LOBBY Conference Hall - all teams, all media, all volunteers, all boat drivers
18:00 - 19:30Dinner Teams 1–50, 301 - 330, 401 - 420
18:15Staff meeting continues directly after Race briefing in LOBBY Conference Hall
19:30 - 21:00Dinner All others
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 – Race day
04:00Breakfast opens
04:50FERRY FROM DJURÖNÄSET TO START
05:40Ready at start line
05:50 - 06:00Start
18:30 - 23:00Post race banquet at Utö Värdshus
20:00Prize giving
21:30Monday Night Ferry to Mainland
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
06:30Breakfast
08:30Ferry leaves
11:45Arrival Stockholm City
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  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green