Frequently asked questions
We have collected the most frequently asked questions regarding Borås Swimrun below. If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us.
The long course has a combined distance of 34 km, spread out over 12 swim sections and 13 run sections. Total swim distance is 5 km and the longest section is 1300 m. Total run is 29 km and the longest section is 11 km.
The sprint course has a combined distance of 13 km spread out over six swim sections and seven run sections.
In connection with the race area there is plenty of parking space.
No, Borås Swimrun is a team contest for two person teams, it´s not allowed to race individually.
No, Borås Swimrun is a team contest for two person teams.
Yes. ÖTILLÖ Merit Race Points will be distributed among the participants of Borås Swimrun´s long course. No points will be handed out in the sprint race.
Along the long track there will be five to six energy and aid stations and along the sprint course there will be two energy stations. There will also be energy available at start and finish.
Water, sports drink, gels, bars, candy, fruits, energy drinks, cola and food. Not all stations will have everything though
The terrain is very hilly but not particularly technical. There are roots and stones on some stretches. You will run on asphalt, gravel, grass and trails.
The track will be bannered and marked from start to finish. There will be extra signs at crossings and officials pointing the right direction at critical areas.
There will be flags with a bright colour at the end of each swim. At some swims there will be bright coloured flags at the beginning as well, but during most swim sections there will be an official pointing out the direction for you and making sure you see the flag at the end before you enter the water. At the longer swims there will be buoys functioning as halfway points.
Yes, you are allowed to use all of the above. You are not allowed to use any other floatation device.
In early September the temperature in the water is typically around 15 degrees celsius.
We divide contesting teams in three categories based on gender, Male, Female and Mixed.
We recommend thin and light trail shoes.
Along the longer stretches there will be safety boats in the water, with officials looking over the safety of the swimmers and keeping other boats away. However. It is each participants responsibility to keep themselves and their partner safe and to be prepared.
No, diving is absolutely forbidden and will lead to disqualification.
Yes, participation is at your own risk.
Yes, you have a commitment against your teammate in the case of an emergency. You as a team also have a commitment to help any other team in case of an emergency.
There will be medical assistance available along the course and in the start and finish area.
No, we recommend all participants to get the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Insurance.
Yes. You can make changes in your team at no extra charge up until 2 weeks prior to the race. After 2 weeks and up until raceday changes will come with an additional cost of 200SEK.
No, it´s not a requirement, but it is allowed and recommended.
Fly to Gothenburg Landvetter International Airport, located only 40 km from Borås. The bus ride to Borås only takes 25 minutes and leaves frequently.
We recommend our race hotel Scandic Plaza, located in the centre of Borås. However, there are a number of hotels and hostels in Borås.
It´s only a few kilometres from the centre of Borås so it´s an easy transfer.
Yes! For those wanting to get some extra racing from the weekend we also Borås Triathlon on Saturday September 11th. Same racesite as Borås Swimrun. Our race features both an Ironman distance, Half-Ironman distance and a Sprint distance.
Borås is a great town and we have a lot of shopping and fashion. We have the second largest zoo in Sweden and a number of swimming pools.