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Ötillö Swimrun Malta, Less Than 4 Weeks Away

Press Release / 30.10.2019
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta / © Ötillö

The 2019 Ötillö Swimrun World Series Finals will be held on Malta

Throughout history this beautiful island has set the stage for many cultures. The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series will end the season and host the 2019 finals on Malta on November 23rd and 24th, 2019.

For this last race weekend of the year we see many of the best teams in the world signed up together with Swimrun enthusiasts from near and far. We expect to have more than 500 persons from more than 20 nations participating in the weekend of races.

We are very excited to show all the teams the beauty and the rugged coast of Malta at the same time as we conclude our 14th year of Swimrun races.

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Read the whole story about ÖTILLÖ and swimrun here:


Malta is its own island country in the Southern Mediterranean with beautiful water around its rugged coastline. It is the southernmost country in Europe. Malta has been a central part of Mediterranean history throughout the ages with fantastic cultural and historical remains.

Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base. Where the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Knights of St. John, French, and British have influenced the country's ancient culture.The capital, Valletta is beautiful with its ramparts and antique buildings.

It will also be the backdrop for the start of the Sunday World Series race. Golden Sands in Mellieha will be the arena for the Saturday Sprint and Experience races together with the finish line for the Sunday World Series.

This is a perfect Swimrun location with trails, bays and some small hills. The water is exceptionally clear. The Radisson Blu hotel in Golden Sands will host the race HQ and all official functions.

Malta is easy to get to with direct flights from all major European hubs. On Malta everything is within one hours drive. Read more about Malta here:

Through our partnership with Mr Green we have discovered Malta and its fantastic nature. We cannot wait to show our community how beautiful it is to swimrun here! - Mats Skott, Race Director ÖTILLÖ and co-founder of Swimrun.


Racers in all three distances—Experience (5.4 km and 3 swims), Sprint (14.4 km and 5 swims) and World Series (39 km and 13 swims), will experience the beautiful, clear water and the rugged terrain of Malta. The Saturday Experience and Sprint will be held around the area of Golden Sands. The Sunday World Series Final will start in Valletta and finish in Golden Sands Bay. It will be a fantastic journey from the historical heritage to the beautiful nature along the coastline.

The average air temperature in the end of November is around 18°C, and the water is around 20°C.

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Registration for the races is open until November 19th, 2019.


On Saturday, November 23rd we call everyone to action, either together with us at Golden Sands or where ever they are. Pick garbage for one hour and dispose of it in the right place. If not 80% of it will end up in the sea. Use #cleantheocean to document what and where you are picking.

We will start at 4 pm - we look forward to seeing as many as possible joining us. Not only at Golden Sands, but also by following the hashtag.

We can all do something!

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