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Engadin Is The Fourth Stop in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

Press Release / Photo : Pierre Mangez / 03.07.2019

Racing Otillo Engadin

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series continues with the race that launched the whole international expansion of the Swimrun movement in 2014.

ÖTILLÖ Engadin had the purpose to give the Swimrun movement an international plattform and now with our sixth edition, ÖTILLÖ and swimrun has become one of the fastest growing endurance sports in the world.

The Engadin Valley in the Swiss Alps will host its sixth ÖTILLÖ Swimrun weekend and it is the fourth stop of the 2019 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Some teams are on-site to try to get one of the last eight qualification spots to the holy grail of Swimrun, ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2019. A majority of the teams will be racing to experience the magic of the race course.

A fantastic total of 29 nations are coming to the Engadin Valley to enjoy the weekends races.

As the race is in the Alps the weather could be anything from snow to a beautiful, sunny day.. The water temperature is around 12 - 14 degrees C in the bigger lakes. The fastest teams are expected to complete the course in around five hours.

More information about ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin: https://otilloswimrun.com/races/engadin

The Location

The Engadin valley in Switzerland is a stunning location; 3 000 meter peaks, hanging glaciers, swiss cows, amazing trails and a high mountain valley studded with emerald green lakes. This is a swimrun dream.

The Engadin Valley is well-known for the town of St Moritz.

New Formats

On Saturday, July 6th we will host several shorter races to make the sport accessible to more people and to let newcomers experience the beauty of swimrun. All under the best organisation in the business.

The EXPERIENCE distance is 6,7 km with 3 swim sections totalling 1310 metres. This race distance you can either do in teams of two or solo.

The SPRINT eludes to the distance and not to the speed. It is a total of 15,3 km with 4 swim sections totalling 2650 metres. This race distance you can either do in teams of two or solo.

We have close to 250 persons signed up for these beautiful tastes of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun.

Sundays World Series Race

We have a total of 24 nations participating in the Sunday World Series race.

Close to 120 teams will take the start for the World Series race (July 7th). These teams of two will start their Sunday morning with a brutal uphill run to the first and coldest lake swim in Lej Cavloc at 1910 metres above sea level. In total, they will cover almost 40 km on foot and 6 km swimming with a total elevation gain of 1600 metres.

Some of swimrun’s top teams will be taking on the challenge in the Engadin as well as athletes from all over the world, some are veterans of swimrun and some are totally new to the sport, but eager to find out why so many people are so hooked to the unique experience of racing in swimrun.

Start list: https://otilloswimrun.com/races/engadin/start-lists/

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