ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö

Welcome to the birth place of Swimrun!
September 26-27, 2020

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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Pierre Mangez
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green
Destination partners
  • Utö Värdshus
  • Stockholms Capital of Scandinavia
  • Haninge Kommun
  • Aktiv Skärgård
Timing partner
  • Garmin
Suppliers
  • Gococo
  • Precision Hydration
  • CrownHealth
  • Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö

Utö is where the whole swimrun movement started and where a late night 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 40 300 m
  • Trail-running 35 180 m
  • Swimming 5 120 m
  • Swim sections 18
  • Longest swim 600 m
  • Longest run 6 700 m
  • Total elevation 224 m

Entry fee
  • Early bird (until 2019-10-08) 3 850 SEK
  • Normal fee (until 2020-09-15) 4 200 SEK
  • Late entry (until 2020-09-24) 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 13,7 km, with 10 runs and 9 swims. No swim will be longer than 500 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.

Course details
  • Total race distance 13 700 m
  • Trail-running 10 850 m
  • Swimming 2 850 m
  • Swim sections 9
  • Longest swim 500 m
  • Longest run 2 450 m
  • Total elevation 27 m

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2019-10-08)1 300/700 SEK
  • Normal fee (until 2020-09-15) 1 500/800 SEK
  • Late entry (until 2020-09-24) 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 7,8 km long with 6 swims, of which the longest is 500 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.

Course details
  • Total race distance 7 800 m
  • Trail-running 5 950 m
  • Swimming 1 850 m
  • Swim sections 6
  • Longest swim 500 m
  • Longest run 2 400 m
  • Total elevation 33 m

Entry fee Team/Solo
  • Early bird (until 2019-10-08) 700/450 SEK
  • Normal fee (until 2020-09-15) 800/500 SEK
  • Late entry (until 2020-09-24) 900/550 SEK
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Schedule

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
23:59
(local time)
Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ World Series, Sprint and Experience races. Changes must be sent to support@race.se.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
10:00-11:30Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Race tents, Gruvbryggan
11:30MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Race tents, Gruvbryggan
12:30Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience Team & Solo
13:30First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
14:10First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
14:10Cut off at Utö harbour - Time 3
16:00Last teams across the finish line
16:00Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint – Race tents, Gruvbryggan
17:00ARK SOULS CLINIC. Tips and gear tricks for the race. Open for anyone. Meet up at the ARK BOX by the race tent.
17:30#cleantheocean activity – One-hour joint trash search and collect from the race tents
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
07:30Ferry departure from Årsta Brygga
08:00-09:15Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series - Race tents, Gruvbryggan
08:10Charter ferry arrives Utö Gruvbryggan
09:15MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ World Series, for all racers - Race tents, Gruvbryggan
10:15Start ÖTILLÖ World Series (subject to change depending on ferry schedule)
13:00Cut-off at Båtshaket - Time 5
14:15First team across the finish line
14:30After race meal opens
15:40Cut-off at Soccer field - Time 8
16:15Cut off at Utö harbour - Time 9
17:45Last teams across the finish line
17:45Prize giving ÖTILLÖ World Series – Race tents, Gruvbryggan
18:45Ferry departure to mainland, Årsta Brygga
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green