Feb 29 2020
ÖTILLÖ Experience Catalina
Length: 7.8 km
Location: Santa Catalina Island
Catalina Island is like a dream. An island just 21 nautical miles off the California coast with endless outdoor and Swimrun possibilities. A rugged island with a 650- meter vertical drop from the highest point to the sea. Lots of bays, pebbled beaches and crystal- clear waters abundant with fish.
In the early spring the island is green, the wild flowers are blooming and the contrasts are beautiful.
Catalina Island sounds far away but it is actually very accessible. From Los Angeles international airport it is a short car ride to Long Beach, one of the ferry ports, where you catch the ferry and within 90 minutes you are on the island. This means that you can arrive in Los Angeles early afternoon and be on the island in time for dinner. A new favourite place in the world.
If you have never been to Catalina, then the place itself is worth the trip. It is an Swimrun heaven, close to the mainland surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The West Coast of the island is wild. Along the course you will meet many friends, especially the bright orange Garibaldi fish.
Catalina is where the buffalo roam free. Where the two beautiful little communities are enclosed and where nature is so much bigger than man.
The Experience distance is exactly what the name implies, a swimrun experience for those completely new to the sport or for those not ready to compete over bigger distances.
In Catalina you will experience the beautiful nature, the clear water and the very friendly atmosphere of an ÖTILLÖ race. Come alone or come as a team and enjoy the ÖTILLÖ Experience.The course is 7,8 km long with 3 swims, of which the longest is 800 metres.
Sometimes your partner is sick or injured or you cannot find someone to participate with you or you just want to race alone. We are giving you the option to participate in either the Sprint or the Experience distance as an individual.