Change of plans
Due to a low number of participants at LONG distance, we have had to make the decision to cancel the LONG- start this year. We are deeply sorry the disappointment that this may cause but promise to work hard to get a new, strong LONG- start in 2019.
The Supersprint and SHORT distances will be arranged as planned, starting on Friday at 5pm resp. Saturday at 1 pm. Saturday’s prize award ceremony will be arranged at 6 am instead of scheduled at 8 pm
21.-22.9.2018 is it time to race again!
LONG, SHORT and Supersprint will be the distances in Åland Swimrun 2018.
The earlier one day event grows to a two day when the short and beginner friendly Supersprint route will be arranged on Friday. Suitable for those who wants to try swimrun, suitable for younger participants (no lower age limit) and also suitable as a warm up race for those participating in Saturday’s Long, a real challenge of approximately 51km in the tough, outer archipelago of Åland or Short, approximately 15km in a slightly easier terrain but still nothing for beginners!
Open Finnish championships in Swimrun will be held also 2018 on the LONG distances (women-, men- and mixed classes).
Åland Swimrun shall from the start be “tough enough” – both for the experienced athlete but also for the curious exerciser.
With an archipelago consisting of 6757 islands and a water area of 11990 square kilometers the conditions are the best for arranging a unique swimrun- event. We ensure our participants an experience that will not soon be forgotten! Nature in these areas of the archipelago alternates from isles with forests, barren and windswept skerries and granite outcrops polished smooth by the mighty and roaring sea. With the route partly along the west side of the outer islands towards the open sea and with Sweden as the next neighbor the race will be a tough challenge – how tough it will be depends on the weather.