On July 12th 2014, the first Swimrun race outside of Sweden will take place in the Swiss Alps; the Engadin Swimrun. The spectacular scene for the race is the Engadin Valley in Switzerland, known by many because of the famous Alpine village St. Moritz. The organisation behind the internationally acclaimed ÖTILLÖ is now, after eight years of swimrun racing in the Swedish archipelago, starting to take the concept to other places in the world.
The Engadin Swimrun will be held on Alpine trails, between and through beautiful mountain lakes. The total distance is 46,5 km of which 40 km are trail running (in your wetsuit) and 6,5 km are open-water swimming through nine mountain lakes (in your running shoes). The race is then spiced up with about 2 100 vertical meters of ascension. The race will be brutal and a good quality standard as a qualifier to ÖTILLÖ. In its first year the race will only be open to 100 teams of two.