Almenäs and Öresjö, just a few kilometres from downtown Borås, is the race centre for Borås Swimrun.
Our participants range from experienced and weathered ÖTILLÖ-veterans to absolute beginners from a dozen or so countries. All participants race as two-man teams and of course we offer both male, female and mixed categories!
Geared up in swimrun-adapted wetsuits, light trail shoes, caps, goggles and hand paddles our participants have a daunting task ahead of them, mixing lake swims with steep and winding forest trails!
Our long course is roughly 34 kilometres long and consists of 12 swims and 13 runs. The total run distance is 29 kilometres and the swim distance is 5 kilometres. The longest run is 11 kilometres and the longest swim is 1300 metres.
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!
The scenery around Öresjö is picturesque and breathtaking. The course winds its way through and over magical forests and deep waters. Borås Swimrun circumnavigates the lake of Öresjö and its neighbouring nature. Borås Swimrun offers a magnificent outdoor experience with a unique and challenging terrain!
The race center, including start and finish, is located at Almenäs. It hosts huge grassy areas, plenty of parking space, toilets as well as a café and restaurant. Almenäs is an ideal place for an event of this kind.
Öresjö is the largest lake in Borås and is known for its clean water. The town of Borås also takes its drinking water from Öresjö.
Through our timing system, our amenities, our live broadcast and our speaker on site, Borås Swimrun will be a great day for the whole family in Borås and Almenäs!
Borås Swimrun will take place on Sunday September 12th. First start is at 11.00.
Men´s, women´s and mix catergories. No individual participation.
The contestants circumnavigate the lake of Öresjö and its vicinity, swimming and running. The running is hilly and on trails or gravel roads. One kilometer takes place on asphalt and a few more kilometres on gravel road but the rest is on forest trails and nature trails.
Apart from roots and other typical forest elements the run is not to be regarded as particularly technical or difficult . The course runs through and past parts of Rya Åsar, Frufällan, Kröklings Hage, the GIF terrain and Lejondalen. You swim mostly in Öresjö but also in the river Viskan and in several smaller bodies of water such as Glasögonsjöarna.
The course will be very well marked and signposted. The swim segments will be clearly marked at the entry and finish. For longer swims flags and bouys will even further enhance course. Boats will be on the lake for swimmers safety.
Along the course there will be at least five liquid and food stations.