About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Utö
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 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 seed that started ÖTILLÖ was planted by Anders Malm (Owner of Utö Värdshus) and the Utö Brothers (Jesper and Mats Andersson), this course is in tribute to them and it represents some of their training courses.
The race course is beautiful and challenging. The start and finish is down in the harbour below Utö Värdshus. 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. There is one long swim which can be adjusted due to water temperatures and waves. Some are protected and some are very exposed. Prepare for some rock n roll swimming. Utö Swimrun will be won by the team that is the fastest in and out of the water. There are several energy stations along the course.
The race course is approximately 43 km long of which 37,6 km is trail running and almost 5,2 km are open water swimming. There are around 19 swim sections and the longest is close to 600 metres (it will be longer if the weather and water temperature permits).
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series
The qualifying system
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö will award 8 spots to ÖTILLÖ 2018, The Swimrun World Championship. These spots will be awarded to the teams, where no member already has a spot to ÖTILLÖ 2018. If a team does not accept the spot it rolls down to the next team in line. The entry fee must be paid by May 1st to keep the spot.
The spots will be awarded as below:
- 3 men
- 3 mixed
- 2 women
If any spots are not awarded they belong to the race organisation.
World series 2018
Teams that finish top 30 in each category (Women/Men/Mixed) will collect points in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2018. Your team can collect points from all ÖTILLÖ World Series events and the last ÖTILLÖ Sprint of 2018. No other ÖTILLÖ Sprints are included.
NOTE: To get points from the last ÖTILLÖ Sprint you will also have to finish the last ÖTILLÖ World Series race.
After the last ÖTILLÖ race of the year we will award the best team in each category with €2 500.
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