ÖTILLÖ Swimrun UTÖ is a great race to follow as a spectator. The whole course is very easily accessible from land and our recommendation is that you rent a bike in the harbour on Utö. That way you can ride around and look at the teams. You could even have lunch at Båtshaket on Ålö where the teams all will pass around lunch-time.
The start for both races is close to the race area in the harbour, Gruvbryggan.
The ÖTILLÖ Experience does not have any cut-offs.
The ÖTILLÖ Sprint has one (1) cut-off.
- TIME 3 at 15:10
The ÖTILLÖ World Series has three (3) cut-offs.
- TIME 5 at 13:00
- TIME 8 at 15:40
- TIME 9 at 16:15
We have cut-offs in our events to make sure that we can have a safe race, these are put in place so that everyone has a possibility to finish before dark and without jeopardizing the safety of others by stretching the safety organization too much.
NOTE: you may not assist any teams unless if it is a medical emergency. Any other assistance will result in disqualification of the team.
The island of Utö is in the Stockholm Archipelago South East of Stockholm. We suggest that you fly to Stockholm Arlanda Airport and from there you can take the Arlanda Express train to Stockholm City Central Station. From the Stockholm Central Station you can take a subway, bus and ferry to Utö.
Use this travel planner and put Stockholm C as your departing station and Utö Gruvbryggan as your arrival station.
If you arrive by car there is a big parking lot at Årsta Brygga where the ferry to Utö, Gruvbryggan leaves form. Use the travel planner above to check the ferry times from Årsta Brygga.
Book your accommodation with Utö Värdshus, they have all types of living solutions for you. The beds will run out so we recommend you to make your booking as soon as possible.
There is also a camping area less than 1 km from the start. If you are staying on Utö, the restaurant at Utö Värdshus will have a special dinner formula on Friday and Saturday to satisfy most needs.
Weather on Utö
In the end of May Utö usually have early Swedish summer weather with warm, calm days and cold nights. It can be anything between 5 – 20 degrees C. Water temperatures will be between 8 – 11 degrees C depending on where along the course.
Like everywhere we can have wind, rain and un-seasonably cold. Make sure you bring clothes to handle this.
During each race we make a big media production for social media and traditional media. You will see photographers, reporters and film teams along the course. If you have any personal media contacts that would like to have material from us please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will cover the ÖTILLÖ Utö LIVE on otilloswimrun.com/live, please spread the information to all your friends and family. We will also use #otillouto to tag our posts, please do so you too. Our images that we post from the race are free to use for you as racers but not allowed for commercial use to promote other products or events.
As you might know we have some ÖTILLÖ branded goods. These can be found on our website
Our partners will be in the event area at the finish line with products on-site.