WELCOME TO SWEDEN AND THE HOME OF SWIMRUN!

Sweden is home to the challenging and breathtaking new sport of swimrun!

A sport that emerged in 2006 with the inaugural ÖTILLÖ in the Stockholm archipelago. Since then the sport of swimrun has virtually exploded in popularity and now reaches the far corners of the world.

From very humble beginnings in 2006 ÖTILLÖ is now considered the granddaddy of everything swimrun and annually hosts The Swimrun World Championships on its rugged 75 kilometres long course. By now it’s an iconic race and ranked among the hardest endurance challenges in the world!

Only ONE person have raced every single ÖTILLÖ since 2006! And that’s me, Jonas Colting.

Having raced ÖTILLÖ from the beginning and also winning the race three times, I wanted to create a swimrun race of my own. A race in my hometown of Borås, albeit shorter than ÖTILLÖ, but with a challenging, demanding and beautiful course in spectacular surroundings.

Borås Swimrun premiered in 2014 and since then it’s been a mainstay on the Swedish swimrun calendar. We have a long course over 34 kilometres and a sprint course over 13 kilometres and we provide clean waters and steep trails through the woods!

Borås Swimrun is an official ÖTILLÖ Merit Race so it’s at our race that you can begin to realize your dream of once qualifying for ÖTILLÖ!

Our race caters to all international as well as Swedish participants and we pride ourselves in providing a supreme race experience and a true swimrun challenge. Borås is conveniently located only 40 kilometres from Gothenburg Landvetter International Airport and we provide shuttle from our race hotel.

For those wanting to get some extra racing from the weekend we also organize Borås Triathlon on Saturday June 1st. Same racesite as Borås Swimrun. Our race features both a Half-Ironman distance and a Sprint distance.

WELCOME TO BORÅS AND A TRUE SWIMRUN EXPERIENCE!

Jonas Colting, 13-time participant in ÖTILLÖ and race director of Borås Swimrun

5 KILOMETRES OF SWIMMING

5 KILOMETRES OF SWIMMING

The swims are primarily located in the beautiful lake of Öresjö where also the longest and most challenging swims will take place. The water in Öresjö is clean, dark, cool and nice! Beside Öresjö the race also have swims in Fjällsjön, Viskan and Glasögonsjöarna.

29 KILOMETRES OF RUNNING

29 KILOMETRES OF RUNNING

The run sections are varied, undulating, hilly and emerged in nature, albeit not very technical. The running sections will include trails, bike paths, gravel roads, nature paths and asphalt. All run sections will be very well marked.

1000 METRES OF ASCENDING

1000 METRES OF ASCENDING

Borås Swimrun in Swedens most hilly and undulating swimrun! The course winds through ridges and valleys as the course takes you around and over Öresjö. We promise plenty of steep hills!

SPRINT RACE

SPRINT RACE

Our sprint course is 13 kilometres long with seven run- and six swim segments. Our short course is ideal for the beginner doing their first swimrun!

Race Map

SEGMENT

RUNNING

SWIMMING

Run 1

Heartbreak Hills

1.6 km

Swim 1

Mountain Waters

120m

Run 2

Twisted Trails

2.4 km

Swim 2

Rivercrossing

150m

Run 3

Flat n´Fast

0.9 km

Swim 3

In Shallow waters

270 m

Run 4

The Cape

0.3 km

Swim 4

Bay Bridges

200 m

Run 5

Stairway to heaven

4.0 km

Swim 5

Over troubled waters

800 m

Run 6

Leprechaun leap

1.5 km

Swim 6

Precipitous passing

650 m

Run 7

Mountain Gully

3.6 km

Swim 7

The lake crossing

1300 m

Run 8

Scrambling

0.3 km

Swim 8

Jungle swim

300 m

Run 9

In the long run

11.0 km

Swim 9

Mirror lake

330 m

Run 10

Stürm und drang

0.4 km

Swim 10

Wilderness waters

180 m

Run 11

Sky high

1.9 km

Swim 11

Final 15

400 m

Run 12

In the neighbourhood

0.8 km

Swim 12

Homeward bound

350 m

Run 13

Homestretch

0.35 km

TOTAL

29 km

5050 m

SEGMENT

RUNNING

SWIMMING

Run 1

Heartbreak Hills

1.6 km

Swim 1

Mountain Waters

120m

Run 2

Twisted Trails

2.4 km

Swim 2

Rivercrossing

150m

Run 3

Flat n´Fast

0.9 km

Swim 3

In Shallow waters

270 m

Run 4

The Cape

0.3 km

Swim 4

Bay Bridges

200 m

Run 5

Stairway to heaven

4.0 km

Swim 5

Coast Cruise

200 m

Run 6

On the Beaten Path

2.2 km

Swim 6

Homeward bound

200 m

Run 7

Homestretch

0.3 km

TOTAL

11.8 km

1220 m

Register

Long Course

Oct 5th

1995 SEK

Oct 20th

2495 SEK

Nov 26th

2995 SEK

Jan 1st

3395 SEK

Sprint Course

Oct 5th

995 SEK

Oct 20th

1295 SEK

Nov 26th

1495 SEK

Jan 1st

1795 SEK

  • Long Course

  • $2495 SEK/mo
    • Start kit with swim cap and jersey
    • Sponsors and partner goodie bag
    • Food and drinks throughout course aid stations
    • Barbecue buffet for all finishers
    • Medal

  • Sprint Course

  • $1295 SEK/mo
    • Start kit with swim cap and jersey
    • Sponsors and partner goodie bag
    • Food and drinks throughout course aid stations
    • Barbecue buffet for all finishers
    • Medal