ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Utö

Welcome to the birth place of Swimrun!
May 19-20, 2018

The start of the Swedish Swimrun season and a tribute to the origin of the sport. Utö and its surrounding islands will provide the scene for two beautiful races along magical trails and beautiful open-water swims.

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Jakob Edholm
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green
National partners
  • Apollo
Destination partners
  • Utö Värdshus
  • Stockholms Capital of Scandinavia
  • Haninge Kommun
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
  • Precision Hydration
  • Roobar

About the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun weekend

Utö is where the whole Swimrun movement started and where the first drunken bet was made. It is an island in the southern part of the Stockholm archipelago almost 90 minutes from Stockholm. It is an island with a year- round population and with a great hotel, Utö Värdshus – our home away from home. In the end of May you can detect the beginning of summer, most of the years. Flowers are blooming, the grass is green and trees are coming to life after a long winter.

The island of Utö has been populated for many centuries and was a booming mining community several hundreds of years ago. Lithium was found here for the first time. The island has everything; beautiful forests, cliffs, open pasture land, big hills, rough water and very protected waters.

People call Utö the Island of Love – come find out why for yourself.

As a tribute to the beginning we host a World Series race on the Sunday and a sprint on the Saturday.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö 2015  (Photo: Erik Westberg)
Jakob Edholm


Friday, May 18, 2018
18:00One hour presentation of ÖTILLÖ, swimrun, the future of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Get together with the founders of Swimrun. Michael Lemmel & Mats Skott. Open for anyone, NOT mandatory. Utö Värdshus.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
12:00Race briefing and bib distribution for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö – at the race area in the harbour.
13:30Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
15:00First teams expected to finish
16:15Prize Giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
14:00-17:00Registration and bib distribution open for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Utö at the event area in the harbour
Sunday, May 20, 2018
07:30Ferry departure Årsta Brygga
07:45-09.30Pick up start packs and registration at the event area in the harbour
08:30Race briefing – Event area in the harbour
10:15Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Utö
14:30First team across the finish line
14:30After-race meal opens
16:30Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Utö
18:45Ferry departure to mainland, Årsta Brygga
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green