By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full. Make sure you read and understand them.

Read the rules
Pierre Mangez
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green

ÖTILLÖ Standard Swimrun Rules

1. Organisation

1.1 Race organisation

The ÖTILLÖ SWIMRUN WORLD SERIES is organised by ÖTILLÖ AB in Sweden and by SWIMRUN AG outside of Sweden.

Brattlandsgården 615
830 10 Undersåker

Wolleraustrasse 15n
CH-8807 Freienbach


2. Entry pre-requisite

2.1 To be able to participate in an ÖTILLÖ SWIMRUN race you have to be at least 18 years old and able to swim.
2.2 You need to have a valid insurance for competing in swimrun.
2.3 Your application is final. No entry fee will be reimbursed by the Race Organisation.
2.4 It is allowed to change one team member of the same gender.
2.5 No external sales of your entry is allowed
2.6 No entries can be deferred to another year
2.7 No entries can be deferred to another race

3. Race course

3.1 Race course

3.1.1 The race course is marked
3.1.2 The participants must follow the marked course
3.1.3 The participants that do not follow the marked course will be disqualified

3.2 Energy stations

3.2.1 There will be several water / food checkpoints throughout the course

3.3 Medical points

3.3.1 There will be several medical points where participants can get help if needed
3.3.2 There will be medical staff and equipment on boats and on land.

4 Equipment

4.1 General about Equipment

4.1.1 All teams need to bring all their equipment from start to finish, if a team fail to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified.

4.2 Mandatory equipment per team

4.2.1 Per team in World Series/Sprint/Experience
– 1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
– 1 Neoprene wetsuit per person suitable for the current water temperatures. If the water temperature is above 19 degrees Celsius you can choose to not race in a  neoprene wetsuit. If you do so you must use a pull buoy.
– 2 Whistles, 1 per person
– 2 Foldable cups/soft flasks or similar (not your swim cap) to drink from at the energy stations

4.2.2 Per person Solo Sprint/ Solo Experience
– 1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
– 1 Neoprene wetsuit suitable for the current water temperatures. If the water temperature is above 19 degrees Celsius you can choose to not race in a  neoprene wetsuit. If you do so you must use a pull buoy.
– 1 Whistle
– 1 Foldable cup/soft flask or similar (not your swim cap) to drink from at the energy stations

4.3 Mandatory equipment that the organisation will supply

– Race bibs that must be worn visible all the time during the race
– Timing chip (lost or not returned timing chip will be charged 100 Euros or equivalent)
– Swimcaps that must be worn visible during all the swims

4.4 Recommended equipment

4.4.1 Tether
4.4.2 Water bladder
4.4.3 Watch with map feature to download GPX file of the course

4.5 Equipment check before and after the race

Before start and at the finish line we will randomly select teams for a check of the mandatory equipment. If the teams are missing any of the equipment required, they will get a 15 minute time penalty per item.

4.6 Equipment that is NOT allowed

4.6.1 The maximum size pull buoy that you can have in any ÖTILLÖ race is  32 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm. If you want to have more than one pull buoy the total size cannot exceed 32 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm.
4.6.2 No wetsuits can be modified with paint or color that washes off in the water. This will result in immediate disqualification.
4.6.3 Swim fins are NOT allowed if the fin is longer than 15 cm. Measurement is from the toe to the end of the fin.

5 Timing

5.1 Timing

5.1.1 The time is from the start until the finish line
5.1.2 The team has to pass all timing checkpoints and the finish line together

5.2 Cut offs

5.2.1 Throughout the course there will be cut offs where the teams need to pass by a certain time to be able to continue racing.
5.2.2 Information about the cut off times will be given the day before the start

6 Racers responsibility

6.1 General

6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow these
6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, organisation, spectators and the people living in the race area.
6.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages
6.1.4 Swimrun is a clean sport and we do not accept any use of illegal substances
6.1.5 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the organisation is asking for it.
6.1.6 Each participant must show proof of identification at the race registration

6.2 Before the race

6.2.1 The participants can train and scout the course prior to the race but have to respect the residents in the area and behave according to the local land use laws. Training recommendations for the area will be communicated via news letter to the racers as some areas are sensitive from an environmental perspective. These recommendations must be respected.

6.3 During the race

6.3.1 The participants are participating at their own risk and can not hold the organisation responsible for any accident during the race.
6.3.2 The teams are obliged at their best ability to help another team that have been injured or being sick.
6.3.3 A team that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organisation.
6.3.4 The participants are not allowed to throw trash in the nature. If a team is doing so they will get disqualified.
6.3.5 For safety reasons we will allow NO tow-line on the first running sections of any race.

7 Rules

7.1 Race jury

7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race organisation.
7.1.2 The race jury is:
– Enforcing the rules
– Decide the outcome of a protest
– Decide about disqualification
– Decide about course changes and changes in the rules
7.1.3 At least two members of the jury is needed to be able to take a race jury decision.
7.1.4 The race jury has the right to use “common sense” to take a decision about arisen situation if it is not clear in the rules
7.1.5 The decision of the race jury is definitive.

7.2 Protests

7.2.1 A protest must be given in written to the race organisation within an hour after finishing the race.
7.2.2 A protest must include:
– Time and location
– Team number and signatures of the team members
– Team number or team name of the team that the protest is against
– The reason for the protest
– If possible include witness with name or team number
7.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point 7.2.2 will be ignored.
7.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated to those involved as soon as possible.

7.3 Disqualifications

Offence against the rules leads to disqualification.

7.4 External assistance

It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people than the race organisation. Each team has to make their own way from start to finish.

8 Safety

8.1 The Race organisation must do a risk assessment and take the required steps to minimize the risk of the event. Both for the participants and for the staff.
8.2 The Race organisation must have the necessary amount of safety crafts and safety staff in place for the swims depending on their risk exposure.
8.3 The two members of each team has to stay together at all time and can not be more than 10 metres apart.
8.4 The race organisation can refuse a team to continue if they judge them not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.

9 Media and sponsor exposure

9.1 Sponsor markings

The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.

9.2 Race bibs

The race bibs can not be modified in any way and must be worn all the time

9.3 Pictures and film free rights

The participants gives the race organisation and its sponsors the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and films etc

10 Accepting the rules

By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full.

11 Image rights

All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorized commercial use of images will be legally adressed.

12 Force Majeure

Neither the participant nor the race organizer shall be held responsible for a force majeure event. Force majeure means any event which is unforeseen and beyond the reasonable control of either party including but not limited to the following: Act of God, adverse weather, inevitable accident, failure or shortage of power supplies, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, lightning, war or armed conflict, embargo, government or regulatory action or decree, riot or civil disturbance, strike, lock-outs, or other industrial action, terrorist action, failure or delay of common carrier or impairment or lack of adequate transportation facilities.

If by reason of any force majeure event the race organizer is delayed in, or prevented from, performing any of the obligations with regards to staging the race, no loss or damage shall be claimed by the participant by reason thereof.

International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green