About the competition

Tough, Long   Beautiful, Short or Quick Enough?

 
Tough Enough 50km

Tough Enough 50km is intended for the experienced athlete who has the stamina to push themselves forward for several hours. The participant has probably previously taken part in a swimrun race and is prepared to fight for 7-12 hours along a rough but outstanding route. In pairs the participants will go forward for about 50km in an at times raw and unprotected terrain along the northern and northwestern islands, the sea and coastal regions from the start at Havsvidden in northern Åland to the finish in Käringsund in western Åland. The race will give them a challenge that is not meant for weaklings but at the same time give them a amazing experience as they fight their way through the stunning surroundings. We can not affect the weather and with the right winds the waves can take off right from the Swedish east coast.
Free bus transport is arranged for the participants to the start. The bus departs from Käringsund at 5.45 am and from the bus station in Mariehamn at approx. 6.15 am. Participants notify when registering if bus transport is needed.
CANCELLED 2021 due to few participants!

Note!

  • The 50km route is planned for good weather conditions. If bad weather the route can be adjusted or alternatively the participants can be moved to the 35km – distance.
  • By 15.8.2021 the distance needs to have at least 20 registered teams to be arranged!

 

Long Enough 35km

The new Long Enough is something between the 50km- and 15 km distances, both in terms of length and challenge! The most outstanding and weather-wise usually toughest part along the Norrhavet is absent, but also in this race parts of the route will go along unprotected terrain in the outer archipelago where the forces of the weather decide how tough the race will be.
The start will take place on Isaksö in Geta on northwest Åland, the same place that now will be 50km’s new service station 2. The 35km participants will follow the same course as those who complete Tough Enough 50km and thus will they finish in Käringsund on western Åland.
Long Enough is performed in pairs (duo). Participants are recommended to have previously participated in swimrun races and / or are used to swimming in open water. The distance is estimated to take about 5-8 hours.
Free bus transport is arranged for the participants to the start. The bus departs from Käringsund at 9.30 am and from the bus station in Mariehamn at approx. 10.00 am. Participants notify when registering if bus transport is needed.
CANCELLED 2021 due to few participants!

Note!

  • By 15.8.2021 the distance needs to have at least 15 registered teams to be arranged!

 

Beautiful Enough 15km

Beautiful Enough 15km is meant for persons who exercise regularly and are not afraid of challenges beyond the usual training. Although this route goes in weather-wise more protected terrains and the distances are fewer and shorter than in Tough and Long Enough can also the Beautiful-participants get a taste of the open sea when they at times make their way at the outer western coastline. A little shorter and a little easier terrain than in Tough and Long, but still a tough challenge. No one will go totally unaffected through these 15km and the participants are also here recommended here to be accustomed to swim in open water. Beautiful Enough usually takes anywhere from just over 2 to 5 hours to complete!
The Beautiful-distance is also a perfect option for those who don´t want to run in pairs but still get to participate in a tough race. You can choose to participate individually (single) or with a pair (duo).
Beautiful Enough has both start and finish at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

Short Enough 8,5km

Last year’s new distance Short Enough 8,5km is more beginner-friendly than Beautiful. It is shorter and overall easier, especially the swimming which in Short takes place on calmer water than Beautiful. Last year the Short distance took between about 2- 3,5 hours to complete.
Also in Short Enough you can participate individually (single) or with a couple (duo). Both start and finish take place at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

Quick Enough 3,5km

Quick Enough 3,5km is an easy, beginner friendly distance for the younger, for those who want to try the sport and as a warm-up for Saturday’s distances. The route is a total of about 3,5 km in the surroundings of the start and finish area Käringsund Resort & Conference. The running takes place mainly on existing roads and trails, swimming (100-250m / segment) takes place in the quiet inner bays.
To the Quick Enough you sign up individually (single) but can of course run together with eg the family’s older children (there is no lower age limit, but the child must be able to swim 250 in open water)
NOTE! Those who participate in any of Saturday’s distances can participate in Quick Enough for free!

The main organizer of the event is Åland Event, in close cooperation with the  Aland Triathlon Club.

 

Classes and distances 2021

There are five different distances and totally 19 different classes (7 single, 12 duo) in Åland Swimrun.

Quick Enough 3,5km

  • Totally about 3,5 km
  • Start Friday 10.9.2021 at 5 pm (Käringsund)
  • Classes:
    Singel: open class and girls/ boys 14 (born 2007 or later)
    NOTE! Those who participate in any of Saturday’s distances can participate in Quick Enough for free!

Tough Enough 50km

  • Totally approx. 50km
  • Start Saturday 11.9 at 7.45 am (Havsvidden)
  • Classes:
    Duo: men/ women/ mixed
  • Max.time: 12h

    NOTE! By 15.8.2021 the distance needs to have at least 20 registered teams to be arranged! 
    CANCELLED 2021 due to few participants!

Long Enough 35km

  • Totally approx. 35km
  • Start Saturday 11.9 at 11.30 am (Isaksö)
  • Classes:
    Duo: men/ women/ mixed

    NOTE! By 15.8.2021 the distance needs to have at least 15 registered teams to be arranged!
    CANCELLED 2021 due to few participants!

Beautiful Enough 15km

  • Totally approx. 15km
  • Start Saturday 11.9 at 1.45pm (Käringsund)
  • Classes:
    Singel: men/women
    Duo: men/ women/ mixed

Short Enough 8,5km

  • Totally approx. 8,5km
  • Start Saturday 11.9 at 3 pm (Käringsund)
  • Klasser:
    Singel: men/women
    Duo: men/ women/ mixed

 

Registration and fees 2021

 

Pre- registered 2021


Here can you see the PRE- REGISTERED 2021!

Late registration?

You can sign up for all distances until 1 hour before every start!
You can also send an e-mail to info@alandevent.com if you would like to sign up for the event!

 

Registration fees 2021

– 18.7.2021
Quick, open class (3,5km) 20€/person
Quick, junior 15€/ person
Short, single (8,5km) 40€/ person
Short, duo 75€/team
Beautiful, single (15km) 70€/ person
Beautiful, duo 110€/ team
Long, duo (35km) 145€/ team
Tough, duo (50km) 175€/team

14.6- 22.8.2021
Quick, open class (3,5km) 20€/person
Quick, junior 15€/ person
Short, single (8,5km) 50€/ person
Short, duo 95€/team
Beautiful, single (15km) 80€/ person
Beautiful, duo 140€/ team
Long, duo (35km) 175€/ team
Tough, duo (50km) 210€/team

23.8-7.9.2021
Quick, open class (3,5km) 20€/person
Quick, junior 15€/ person
Short, single (8,5km) 60€/ person
Short, duo 110€/team
Beautiful, single (15km) 90€/ person
Beautiful, duo 170€/ team
Long, duo (35km) 215€/ team
Tough, duo (50km) 265€/ team

By signing me for the race and paying the participation fee I agree to the contest rules and give my consent to the organizer to publish my (or my childs) name, serie/class, compound and nationality on participant,- start- and resultlists.  Participation in Åland Swimrun is at your own risk. The Organizer is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the competition. A accident insurance is recommended. The Organizers have the right to photograph and film the participants during the event and has the right to use the material in their own marketing. The Organizer has the right to send information about our events 2021-2022


Late registration at the competition site

Quick, open class (3,5km) 45€/person
Quick, junior 25€/ person
Short, single (8,5km) 80€/ person
Short, duo 145€/team
Beautiful, single (15km) 140€/ person
Beautiful, duo 200€/ team
Long, duo (35km) 275€/ team Note! Last chance for late registration on Friday 10.9
Tough, duo (50km) 350€/ team Note! Last chance for late registration on Friday 10.9

 

The registration fee includes:

  • registration
  • swim cap (shall be worn visibly during the swim)
  • timing
  • pastaparty on Friday-evening (10.9) in Käringsund
  • service points along the route (not Quick Enough) and at the finish line
  • Åland Swimrun- keep sake to all participants at the finish line
  • sauna after the race

 

Hungry?

At Saturday evening 11.9 there will be an Swimrun- barbeque buffet (34€/ adult, 15€/ kids 5-12 yrs) in the restaurant in Käringsund. When you register you can also buy tickets for the dinner. Also persons who are not participating in the race are very welcome to sign up for the dinner at the registration site.
The pastaparty on Friday evening (included in the registration fee for participants) can also be booked by non- participants (10€/ adult, 7€/ kids).

 

Freezing?

To keep your head warm it is cool to have a Åland Swimrun- beanie cap (one size). Order your own for 20€ when you register to the race. Also available for persons not participating in the race.

Read more about Travel & Lodging

 

Do you need an ACCIDENT INSURANCE?

LokalTapiola Åland will help you to fix the right insurance just for you!
More information at www.lokaltapiola.ax

 

Route description

The Beautiful, Short and Quick-routes will be entirely marked with streamers, the participants follows the marked route.
The Tough-and Long routes will only partially being marked. If there´s no marking the participants will get a map (Note! one map/ team) at the ascent showing them A = where they get up from the water  and B = the start of the next swimming segment. Participants choose themselves a route but aren´t allowed to run at courtyards, too close cabins and private jettys may not be used.
The map must be left in a box / bucket next to the flag at the start of the next swimming


Example of a segment map

The swimming segments for all five routes are marked both at the decline into water (deviating marking, e.g. many ribbons) and at the ascent from the water (buoys / signs)

Servicepoints are placed along the route (not Quick Enough), read more under Service points.

 

Tough Enough 50km

The start will take place at HavsVidden in Geta and the finishline is Käringsund Resort & Conference in Eckerö. The route of about 50km is a challenging course in the beautiful outer archipelago of Åland. The running takes place on trails, in forests and on mountain cliffs both along the coast on the main island but also over the islands which the participants swim to. The swimming takes place both in the open sea and in more “quiet coves” that nevertheless can mean tough swimming depending on the strength and direction of the wind.
Tough Enough is about 41km running (80%) and about 10km swimming (20%).
Maximum time for Tough Enough is 12h
CANCELLED 2021 due to few participants!

Note!

  • The 50km route is planned for good weather conditions. If bad weather the route can be adjusted or alternatively the participants can be moved to the 35km – distance.
  • Along the Tough- route there are intermediate points that the teams must pass on time in order to continue the competition. Locations and times for these are presented i.a at 2019 Segments Åland Swimrun
    Change 2021!
    Minor adjustments coming up for 2021! The map and segments will be updated closer to the race!


Link to PDF (page1)                 Link to PDF (page2)

Here is also a interactive map of the Tough- distance.
By clicking on the different running segments, you will get the different stages (printable PDF)

Change 2021!
Minor adjustments coming up for 2021! The map and segments will be updated closer to the race!


The participants get the map printed in A3 format (on waterproof paper) and is one of the recommended equipments.

 

Long Enough 35km

The start will take place on Isaksö in Geta on northwest Åland, in the same place that will now be 50km’s new service station 2. The 35km participants will follow the same course as those who complete Tough Enough 50km and thus will they finish at Käringsund Resort & Conference in Eckerö. The course description is far the same as for Tough Enough except that the most outstanding and weather-wise usually toughest part along the Norrhavet wont be a part of the Long- course.
In percentage terms there is less swimming on Long than on Tough.
Maximum time for Tough Enough is 8h 15min
CANCELLED 2021 due to few participants!

Interactive map and info about segments for the Long distance in the coming!

 

Beautiful Enough 15km

Both start and finishline at Käringsund Resort & Conference. The running takes place on sandy roads, paths but also in the trackless forest terrain and along the western cliffs. The swimming distances are generally shorter and more protected than on the Tough-route but keen winds can cause waves that make these stages not to be trifled with.

Short Enough 8,5 km

Both start and finishline at Käringsund Resort & Conference. A more beginner-friendly course that is shorter and generally easier than Beautiful, especially the swimming that at Short takes place on calmer water than Beautiful.

An list of approximate lengths of the segments for both Beautiful, Short and Quick (incl. Service / intermediate stations) can be found here;
2020 Segments Åland Swimrun (no changes in 2021)


Map for Beautiful and Short as PDF

Beautiful and Short Enough , also available as an interactive map

 

Quick Enough 3,5 km

Both start- and finishline at Käringsund Resort & Conference.. An easy, beginner friendly where the participants run mainly on existing roads and trails in the surroundings of the start and finish area. The swimming takes place in quiet inner bays (max 100-250m/ segment).

An list of approximate lengths of the segments for both Beautiful, Short and Quick (incl. Service / intermediate stations) can be found here;
2020 Segments Åland Swimrun (no changes in 2021)


Disclaimer

The organizers reserves the right to, even on short notice, change the routes if necessary.

 

Prizes and prize award ceremony

All participants will get a Åland Swimrun – keep sake at the finish line.

Medals and small prizes for the three fastest teams in the different classes in Tough Enough, Long Enough, Beautiful Enough (duo) and Short Enough (duo) and the three fastest participants in Beautiful Enough and Short Enoughs Single (men and women), also in the Junior Classes (F/P 14) at Quick Enough

Prize award ceremony will be held on Fridag 10 September, approx. 6.30 pm (boys/ girls 14) and on Saturday 11 September, approx. at 8 pm at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

 

Other information and timeschedule


RacePM 2021 can be found HERE!
NOTE! The Organizer reserves the right to make changes!

 

Registration packet

The packet includes i.e. number wests, swim caps and map (Tough and Long Enough- distance)
Registration packets can gladly be picked up on Friday 10 September at 3- 8 pm from the race office at Käringsund Resort & Conference or on Saturday 11 September at 5.00-5.45 am, 9.00-9.30 am and from 12 am

 

Timing

Timing is handled with chip (included in the start package) attached around the ankle with Velcro for Beautiful and Short Enough In the Duo classes only one of the participants has a chip.
The time is calculated from the start (starting shot) until the participant cross the finish line.

If a participant cancel the race, the chip shall be returned to the race office without delay. After finishing the race to organizers take care of the chip.
For non-returned / lost the chip the participant will be charged 90€.

The timing of Quick Enough will be handled manually

 

First aid

First-aid equipment is available at manned service stations,  in accompanying boats and at the finish line.

 

Service points

Along the routes will be fluid stations (not Quick Enough). The Tough-, Long and Beautiful Enough participants will also be offered snacks (i.a. banans, pickles, buns, broth). Personal “langning” can be sent to some of the service stations along the Tough Enough distance (details of which coming closer to the race).
Servicepoint at the finish line for all participants with fluid, snack and soup (Saturday)

Zero tolerance to litter!

You are welcome to have your own energy with you during Åland Swimrun but we don´t want you to leave any trash in the woods! For each litter found along the route belonging to you, or your teamit will added + 10 minutes to your result.
The participants mark everything edible and drinkable that they bring with them with their competition number (applies to all distances)

 

Shower and dressing

The participants at the Tough distance have access to changing rooms at the start. The Long- participants don’t have access to changing rooms but need to change before they come to the start or change outdoors.
Other participants can change in Käringsund Resorts & Conferences beach sauna where everyone after the race also can shower and go to the sauna.

Clothes storage

Bags can be left in the race office during the race.
Clothes and bags (marked with start number) can be sent to Käringsund from the Tough and Long Enough start.

 

Parking

Free parking lots close to the competition area in Käringsund

Lost property

Handed to the organizers who keep them during the current season (until 31.10.2021) if they haven´t been collected during the competition weekend.
After the season, leftovers are submitted to charity organizations.

Canceling

If you for some reason have to cancel the race, you should notify the nearest volunteer or contact the organizer by phone (+358405223823). Please also notify if you won´t start at all.
If you need help getting back to Käringsund it can be arranged.


We think about nature!

The disposable vessels that we use during the contests are compostable and are sorted during/after the contest. We have also joined barkraft.ax and made some promises that strive towards a sustainable society. We are Kranmärkt-certified, which means that we don’t give out bottled water during the contests.
We are constantly working further on this and our goal is to be eco labelled in the future!
Learn more about our environmental policy at www.alandevent.ax

 

Cancellation policy

The registration for the competition is binding, the registration fee will not be refunded if you can´t participate in the competition. If canceled by 9.8.2021*), your participation can be moved to the following year’s competition.
Until 7.9 it’s possible to change distances/ classes (no possible difference will be refunded), or transfer the participation to another participant.

Cancellations and changes shall be made by email to info@alandevent.com

*) If the competition is cancelled later than 9.8.2021 and/ or the participant can´t participate due to restrictions for the Corona-virus the participation can be moved to the following year’s competition.

 
At least 20/15 teams are needed to arrange the 50km- and 35km – distance!

For the Tough Enough 50km and Long Enough 35km to be arranged this year the distances need to have at least 20 resp. 15 teams signed up/ distance by 15.8

If the distance won´t be arranged this year, the registered may choose between the following options:
 
a) Move the participation to 2022
b) Instead participate in an other optional distance 2021
c) Get your 2021 participation fee refunded
 
If the distances won´t be arranged this year the organizer will contact the participants by e-mail in the beginning of week 33
 

What is swimrun?

Swimrun is a sport where participants alternate between swimming and running without stopping in between. The shoes are usually held on during the swimming and wetsuit is on during the running. The sport is
characterized in that it is outdoors and it consist of more than one of both swimming- and runningparts. The distances and proportions varies between events. The swimming takes place in open water and any equipment are worn with from start to finish.

Swimrun- races are usually carried out in teams of two people, but also in bigger teams and individually.

The Swimrun era began in 2006 when the race “Island to Island” was held for the first time. By the year 2011 there were not many similar events, but in recent years the number of swimrun competitions has increased at a good pace.