About the competition

Long, Short or Supersprint?

Long is intended for the experienced athlete who has the stamina to push themselves forward for several hours. The participant may previously have 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 51km 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.

Also 2018  open Finnish championship in swimrun will be held on the Long- distance (women´s, men´s and mixclass).
To compete for the FM-title both teammembers must be a member of a triathlon association belonging to the Finnish Triathlon Association.

Note 1! Preliminary the 51km route is planned for good weather conditions. The route can be adjusted and adapted to the prevailing weather.
Note 2! Max 30 teams can register to the Long- distance!

Short 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 can also the Short-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, but still a tough challenge. No one will go totally unaffected through these 15km and is recommended for those convenient to swim in open water. Short-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).
Short has both start and finish at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

Supersprint is an easy, beginner friendly distance for those who want to try the sport. 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 supersprint 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 LONG or SHORT on Saturday can join the Supersprint for free!

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

Classes and distances 2018

There are three different distances and totally 11 different classes (5 single, 6 duo) in Åland Swimrun.

Åland Swimrun Supersprint

  • Totally about 3,5 km
  • Start Friday 21.9 at 5 pm (Käringsund)
  • Classes:
    Singel: open class, girls/ boys 14 (born 2014 or later)

Åland Swimrun LONG

  • Totally approx. 51km
  • Start Saturday 22.9 at 7.45 am (Havsvidden)
  • Classes:
    Duo: men/ women/ mixed
  • Max.time: 12h
  • Open Finnish Championship in swimrun
  • Max. 30 teams can register to the Long-distance

Åland Swimrun SHORT

  • Totally approx. 15km
  • Start Saturday 22.9 at 1pm (Käringsund)
  • Classes:
    Singel: men/women
    Duo: men/ women/ mixed

Registration and fees 2018

The pre-registration is closed!

The participant data must be correct and completely filled in.
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

Here can you see Pre-registered 2018

Registration fees

-31.5.2018
Supersprint, open class 20€/person
Supersprint, juniors 15€/ person
Short, singel 70€/ person
Short, duo 110€/ team
Long (duo) 175€/team

1.6- 31.7.2018
Supersprint, open class 20€/person
Supersprint, juniors 15€/ person
Short, singel 100€/ person
Short, duo 155€/ team
Long (duo) 210€/team

1.8- 16.9.2018
Supersprint, open class 20€/person
Supersprint, juniors 15€/ person
Short, singel 120€/ person
Short, duo 190€/ team
Long (duo) 265€/team

Late registration at the competition site (Friday 21.9, Short also Saturday 22.9)
Supersprint, open class 45€/person
Supersprint, juniors 30€/ person
Short, singel 160€/ person
Short, duo 235€/ team
Long (duo) 350€/team

The registration fee includes:

  • registration
  • swim cap (shall be worn visibly during the swim)
  • timing
  • pastaparty on Friday-evening (21.9) in Käringsund or pastadinner at Havsvidden (choose your spot at registration)
  • transportation by bus from Käringsund or Mariehamn to Havsvidden (to the Long-start on Saturday)
  • service points along the route (along Long-route, fluid points along Short and Supersprint) and at the finish line
  • Åland Swimrun- bath towel to all participants at the finish line
  • dressing room, sauna after the race
  • chance to win raffle prizes

Hungry?

Saturday evening there will be an Swimrun- dinner (34€/ adult, 15€/ kids 4-12 yrs) in Käringsund. When you register you can also buy tickets for the dinner (big portion and dessert). Also persons who are not participating in the race can sign up for the dinner at the registration site.
The pastaparty/-dinner 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 when you register to the race. Also available for persons not participating in the race.

ÅSR Beanie

Read more about Travel & Lodging

Route description

The Short and Supersprint-routes will be entirely marked with streamers, the participants follows the marked route.
The Long-route only partially being marked. If there´s no marking, Long-participants will get a map 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 simetapp.


Example of a segment map

The swimming segments for all three routes are marked both at the decline into water (flag) and at the ascent from the water (buoys / signs)

Servicepoints are placed along the route. Read more under Service points.

There will be time limits along the Long-route which means that if a participant arrives too late at a checkpoint they must abandon the race. Locations and times for these will be presented i.a. in the upcoming Race-PM
Maximum time for Long is 11,5h.

Long, approx. 51km

The start will take place at HavsVidden in Geta and the finishline is Käringsund Resort & Conference in Eckerö. The route of about 51km 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.

Note! Preliminary route that is planned for good weather conditions. The route can be adjusted and adapted to the prevailing weather.

Interactive map of Long distance. By clicking on the different running segmenst, you will get the different stages (printable PDF)

Participants get the map printed in A3 format (not waterproof paper, need to be waterproofed by participants) and is one of required equipments during the race.

An approximate list of the length of the segments (incl. service- and cut off points) is here: 2017(3)Segments Åland Swimrun VERS3

Short, approx. 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 swimmingdistances are generally shorter and more protected than on the LONG-route but fresh winds can cause waves that make these stages not to be trifled with.
The Short-route is about 11,2km running (75%) and 3,8km swimming (25%).


Short- route, also available as an interactive map

An approximate list of the length of the segments (incl. service- and cut off points) is here: Segments Åland Swimrun 2018

Supersprint, about 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).


Supersprint- route, also available here.

An approximate list of the length of the segments is here: Segments Åland Swimrun 2018

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 unique Åland Swimrun – bathtowel at the finish line.


In LONG distances women’s, men’s and mixed classes, the Finnish Triathlon Association’s FM medals are awarded to the top three teams, in which both participants belong to a club connected with the Finnish Association.
Also sponsorship prizes to the three best teams (regardless of club) in each class.

Medals and small sponsorship prizes for the three fastest teams in the different classes in Short Duo and the three fastest participants in Short Singles Men’s and Women’s Classes, also in the Junior Classes (F / P 14) at Supersprint.
Raffle prizes among all participants in Åland Swimrun. These are raffled and awarded at the prize award ceremony, which means that the participant needs to be there in order to receive their prize. If the prize winner isn´t there there prize will be raffled to somebody else.
(Exceptions are made if the prize winner hasn´t finished the race yet)

Prize award ceremony will be held on Fridag 21 September, approx. 6.30 pm (boys/ girls 14) and on Saturday 22 September, approx. at 5.30 pm at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

Other information and timeschedule

Timeschedule for Åland Swimrun 2018 you find here: Vers.3 2018 ASR Eventschedule
Race-PM you can read here: PM 2018 ÅSR

Registration packet

The packet includes number wests, swim caps and map.
Registration packets are picked up at the race office in Käringsund on Friday 21 September at 3- 8 pm from the race office at Käringsund Resort & Conference or on race day (Saturday 22 September) at 11-12 am.

NOTE! Notify in connection to registration if you want to pick up your registration packet from Havsvidden.

Timing

Timing and GPS-tracking (for LONG and SHORT) will be handled by Trackcourse.com
FLYER about Trackcourse.com and how they works!

 

The timing of Supersprint will be handled manually

Along the LONG- 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 Segments Åland Swimrun 2018

Bus transportation

On race day (Saturday, 22 September) can the LONG- participants go by bus (free of charge) to Havsvidden. The bus from Käringsund departs at 5.45 am and from “bussplan” in Mariehamn approx. at 6.15 am. Notify in connection to registration if you need transportion.
Non-participants can reserve round trip ticket (Käringsund/ Mariehamn – Havsvidden – Käringsund) for 5€.

Clothing and bags (labeled with race number) can be sent to Käringsund with the bus that leaves after the Long-start.

First aid

First aid- trained personnel present along the routes.

Service points

Along the routes will be fluid stations. On the LONG-and SHORT route participants will also be offered snacks (i.a. banans, pickles and buns). Personal “langning” is allowed  at these stations. Servicepoint (fluid and snack) at the finish line for all participants.

Please don´t litter our nature! Bring debris from e.g. enery bars to the finish line.

Need a wet suit?

Do you need to hire a wet suit?
You can make a reservation and pay for the suit (40€) when you register to the race.

camarowetsuit

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

Cancellation is eligible for reimbursement according to the following:

  • up to 4 weeks before the race with a full refund minus 10€
  • 4-2 weeks before the race with a 70% refund
  • 2-1 week before the race with a 50% refund
  • 7-2 days before the race with a 30% refund
  • for cancellations made within 2 days before the race there is no refund or relocation for the following year’s contest.

Cancellations shall be made by email to info@alandevent.com by attaching a scanned document of the payment transaction of your registration fee or a print screen of the transaction.
Notify the organizer if you won´t take part in the competition.

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.