ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Utö

Welcome to the birth place of Swimrun!
May 18-19, 2019

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
Suppliers
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
  • Precision Hydration
  • Roobar
  • CrownHealth

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.

The weather in this period can really be anything from a nice summer day to a cold, hard day out. Be mentally prepared for the worst and enjoy the best. The water is clear and crisp with some sections around 10 degrees C, therefore none of the swim sections are very long. Dress smart!

The races

This is a challenging yet beautiful race. The varied course, the water temperature and the very strong group of participants will challenge everyone to put in their best performances.

The running is mostly trail running and the sections are very varied. They are on dirt roads, single tracks, cliffs and rocks, completely off-road and with some challenging short, steep sections to climb. Those who will manage the whole course will have a magical experience.

The open water swim sections are many, most of them are relatively short. You will find out quickly if you are good at transitions. Some Swims are protected and some are very exposed. Prepare for some rock n roll swimming.

Course details
  • Total race distance 42 820 m
  • Trail-running 37 655 m
  • Swimming 5 165 m
  • Swim sections 17
  • Longest swim 600 m
  • Longest run 6 670 m

Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2018-12-02) 3 850 SEK
  • Normal fee (until 2019-04-14) 4 200 SEK
  • Late entry (until 2019-05-14) 4 800 SEK
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The ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö will follow some sections of the World Series event and then loop back to the finish.

A total distance of 12 km, with 8 runs and 7 swims. No swim will be longer than 430 metres and all swims are protected. The runs are beautiful; some on trail, some on rocks and some with a lot of people around.

The sprint race is the day before ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö and it is a way for you to be part of the whole swimrun weekend! The winners of each team category will get a free entry to an ÖTILLÖ Qualifier of choice for the following year.

SOLO

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you can not find someone to participate with you. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Solo ÖTILLÖ-style means that we will give you an inflatable buoy to bring along the course so you are not alone in the water.

Race map - ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö 2018

Course details
  • Total race distance 11 935 m
  • Trail-running 9 850 m
  • Swimming 2 085 m
  • Swim sections 7
  • Longest swim 430 m
  • Longest run 3 300 m

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2018-12-02) 1 300/700 SEK
  • Normal fee (until 2019-04-14) 1 500/800 SEK
  • Late entry (until 2019-05-16) 1 750/900 SEK
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The new format Experience 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.

On Utö you will experience the origin of swimrun, short swims, beautiful nature and the very friendly atmosphere of an ÖTILLÖ race. Come alone or come as a team and enjoy the ÖTILLÖ Experience.

The course is 7,1 km long with 4 swims, of which the longest is 350 metres.

SOLO

Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you can not find someone to participate with you. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.

Solo ÖTILLÖ-style means that we will give you an inflatable buoy to bring along the course so you are not alone in the water.

ÖTILLÖ Experience Utö - Race map

Course details
  • Total race distance 7 100 m
  • Trail-running 6 150 m
  • Swimming 950 m
  • Swim sections 4
  • Longest swim 350 m
  • Longest run 3 400 m

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2018-12-02) 700/450 SEK
  • Normal fee (until 2019-04-14) 800/500 SEK
  • Late entry (until 2019-05-16) 900/550 SEK
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Schedule

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
23:59Last day to make team changes for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö (individual names and team names). These changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Friday, May 17th, 2019
16:30#cleantheocean activity - One hour joint trash search and collect from Race tents
18:00One hour presentation of ÖTILLÖ, swimrun, the future of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Get together with the founders of Swimrun. Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott. Open for anyone, NOT mandatory. Utö Värdshus.
23:59Last day to make team changes for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö (individual names and team names). These changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
12:00Race briefing and bib distribution for ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö – Race area in the harbour Gruvbryggan
13:30Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
15:00First teams expected to finish
16:25Last teams across the finish line
16:30Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö
14:00-17:00Registration and bib distribution ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Utö - Race area in the harbour Gruvbryggan
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
07:30Ferry departure Årsta Brygga
07:45-09.30Pick up start packs and registration - Race are in the harbour Gruvbryggan
08:30Race briefing - in the tents at race area
10:15Start ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Utö
13:00Cut-off - Time 5
14:30First teams expected to finish
14:30After-race meal opens
15:40Cut-off - Time 8
16:15Cut-off - Time 9
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