The Swimrun avalanche that keeps on growing is because of you. We are the fire starter, you are the gasoline. Racers, followers, family, friends, sponsors, media and race organisations - we are all dependent on each other. One would not exist without the other. We Are ÖTILLÖ. Thank you!
In 2003 a drunken bet was the spark of our idea to create a race. ÖTILLÖ was born in 2006. We were often called idiots for thinking that it could become something big.
In 2012 three other races entered the scene in Sweden based on the same concept of swimming and running through nature in teams of two. The same year Erika Rosenbaum came up with the name "swimrun" to describe our sport. We used it for ÖTILLÖ for the first time.
In 2014 we organized the first race outside of Sweden, ÖTILLÖ Engadin, which was the beginning of the whole international Swimrun movement. The same weekend Rockman Swimrun was organized too.
In 2017 there are more than 400 Swimrun races around the world. We have more than 40 nations participating in our events and the sport is one of the fastest growing endurance sports in the world. All because of four friends, too many beers, a napkin and a bet.
Tag someone who should do an ÖTILLÖ race. Be it Sprint or World Series!