ÖTILLÖ World Series Gothenburg

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  • Open Water Swimming

A Big Turn Out For Saturday's ÖTILLÖ Gothenburg

Press Release / 03.08.2021See All Event Posts Follow Event
The setting for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Gothenburg
The setting for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Gothenburg / © Jakob Edholm/ÖTILLÖ

On Saturday August 7th, 2021 the City of Gothenburg will provide the backdrop for ÖTILLÖ, the origin of the sport of Swimrun.

The Southern Archipelago of Styrsö, Vrångö, Donsö, Brännö and Köpstadsö is a mere 15 minutes from the mainland and part of the City of Gothenburg. It has a history since the stone age and a geography that is unique. Beautiful granite islands, small, year-round hamlets and a vibrant summer community.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Gothenburg on Saturday, August 7th will be a big day with close to 550 racers representing 20 nations. There will be three race distances catering for the whole spectra of swimrunners; from beginners to the absolute best in the world. This race day will be a yearly event.

The Experience is 7,5 km, the Sprint is 19 km and the World Series is 35 km. In the World Series the top three teams in each category (men, women & mixed) that do not already have a spot qualify to the 15th ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship in the Stockholm Archipelago on September 6th. This is the last chance to qualify.

"We are extremely happy and proud to be able to showcase one of the most beautiful parts of the city of Gothenburg. The islands in this Southern archipelago is nothing but spectacular and we cannot wait to show it off." Said Mats Skott, Race Director ÖTILLÖ Swimrun.

ÖTILLÖ and Swimrun

ÖTILLÖ started in 2006, it is the origin to the sport of Swimrun which is growing all over the world.

ÖTILLÖ is the most well-known brand in the world of Swimrun and hosts both the World Championship as well as eight (8) yearly World Series weekends around the world. In 2012 CNN ranked ÖTILLÖ, the Swimrun World Championship as one of the toughest one-day challenges in the world.

Swimrun is the sport where primarily teams of two race together over land and through water without stopping. You run in your wetsuit and you swim in your shoes.

For more info check out: www.otilloswimrun.com

The City of Gothenburg
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and is beautifully located on the west coast. The archipelago with its many islands is a short trip away by tram and ferry.

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