ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun WeekendUtö 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. 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 ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö 19th of MayThe 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 category will get a free entry to an ÖTILLÖ Qualifier of choice for the following year. The ÖTILLÖ Sprint Utö will follow some sections of the World Series event and then loop back to the finish. A total distance of 12 km, with 8 runs and 7 swims. No swim will be longer than 430 metres and all swims are protected. The runs are beautiful; some on trail, some on rocks and some with a lot of people ;The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö 20th of MayThe 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). ; ;