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 41 000 m
  • Trail-running 35 880 m
  • Swimming 5 120 m
  • Swim sections 19
  • Longest swim 600 m
  • Longest run 6 700 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 13,4 km, with 9 runs and 8 swims. No swim will be longer than 400 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

Course details
  • Total race distance 13 400 m
  • Trail-running 11 350 m
  • Swimming 2 050 m
  • Swim sections 8
  • Longest swim 400 m
  • Longest run 3 400 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
Register now

Schedule

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
23:59Last day to enter and make team changes for ÖTILLÖ World Series. Changes must be sent to lollo@otilloswimrun.com before midnight.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
23:59Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience races.
Friday, May 17th, 2019
16:30#cleantheocean activity – One-hour joint trash search and collect from the race tents
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
11:00-12:30Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Race tents, Gruvbryggan
12:30MANDATORY Race briefing ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Race tents, Gruvbryggan
13:30Start ÖTILLÖ Sprint Team & Solo
14:00Start ÖTILLÖ Experience Team & Solo
14:45First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
15:00First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
15:10Cut off at Utö harbour - Time 3
16:30Last teams across the finish line
16:40Prize giving ÖTILLÖ Sprint – Race tents, Gruvbryggan
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
07:30Ferry departure from Årsta Brygga
07:30-09:30Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series - Race tents, Gruvbryggan
09:30MANDATORY 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
15:40Cut-off at Soccer field - Time 8
16:15Cut off at Utö harbour - Time 9
14:15First team across the finish line
14:30After race meal opens
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
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green