About the competition

Tough, Long, Beautiful or Short Enough?

Tough Enough 50km

No Tough Enough 2024! We’ll see what the future brings!
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.

Note!

  • The 50km route is planned for good weather conditions. If bad weather the route can be adjusted.
Tough Enough Blue, Red or Black

Everyone who completes the Tough Enough is tough, but this year you have the opportunity to be even tougher by doing a 56- or 65km race!
The teams that have completed Tough Enough 50km before 5 pm can choose to continue for 15km (Beautiful Enough) or 6km (Short Enough). The teams that finish no later than 6 pm have the chance to also do the Short Enough, that is + 6km.

Tough Enough Blue – 50km
Tough Enough Red – 56km
Tough Enough Black – 65km

The official timing for Tough Enough stops at 50 km and the winners of the race are chosen from that time!

 

Long Enough 21km

Long Enough is a combination of Beautiful Enough and Short Enough. In the first 15km the participants will go past i.a occasionally fairly unprotected terrains and open sea while the later 6km goes through lighter terrain and calmer water. Read more under each route.
Long Enough is usually performed in pairs (duo) or individually (single). 2024 you register for the event alone but participants are more than welcome to get around as a couple or in a group.
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 2.5-5.5 hours.
Long Enough has both start and finish at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

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 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 shorter race and  easier terrain than in Tough Enough, 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 4 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 usually choose to participate individually (single) or with a pair (duo). 2024 you register for the event alone but participants are more than welcome to get around as a couple or in a group.
Beautiful Enough has both start and finish at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

Short Enough 6km

Short Enough is a 6km race in beautiful and pleasant terrain. It is more beginner-friendly than Beautiful, especially the swimming which in Short takes place on calmer water than Beautiful.
Short Enough takes about 45 – 120 minutes to get through!
In Short Enough you can usually participate individually (single) or with a couple (duo).2024 you register for the event alone but participants are more than welcome to get around as a couple or in a group.
Both start and finish take place at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

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

 

Distances 2024

There are three distances in Åland Swimrun 2024.

Long Enough 21km

  • Totally approx. 21km
  • Start Saturday 14.9 at 12.30 am (Käringsund)
  • No different classes

Beautiful Enough 15km

  • Totally approx. 15km
  • Start Saturday 14.9 at 12.30pm (Käringsund)
  • No different classes

Short Enough 6km

  • Totally approx. 6km
  • Start Saturday 14.9 at 2 pm (Käringsund)
  • No different classes

 

Registration and fees 2024


HERE can you SIGN UP for the event

HERE can you see REGISTERED 2024

 

Registration fees 2024

10.7– 12.9.2024
30€ – regardless of distance

Late registration on site is also possible for the same price

The registration fee includes:

  • registration
  • swim cap (shall be worn visibly during the swim)
  • service points when going for a new lap (21km) and at the finish line
  • sauna, hot tub and fish soup after the race

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 2024-2025

 

Hungry?

At Saturday evening 14.9 from approx. 6 pm there will be an Swimrun- barbeque buffet  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.
If booked in advance the dinner costs 35€/ adult and 15€/ child 5-12 years. As a drop-in the dinner costs 38€/ adult and 18,50€ /child 5-12 years

NOTERA!
The Swimrun dinner is included in the Åland Swimrun- accommodation deal.
Read here 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 Long-, Beautiful- and Short Enough -routes will be entirely marked with streamers, the participants follows the marked route.

The Tough-route (not arranged 2024) will only partially being marked. If there´s no marking the participants will get a map (Note! 1 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 for Tough Enough

Tough Enough 50km

No Tough Enough 2024! We’ll see what the future brings!
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

Here is a INTERACTIVE MAP of the Tough- distance from previous years.
By clicking on the different running segments, you will get the different stages (printable PDF)


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

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

Note!

  • The 50km route is planned for good weather conditions. If bad weather the route can be adjusted.
  • 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 from previous years are presented i.a at 2019 Segments Åland SwimrunNOTE! Smaller adjustments will be made in 2023.

 

Long Enough 21km

Long Enough is a combination of first Beautiful Enough and then Short Enough, with both start and finish at Käringsund Resort & Conference. In the first 15km the participants will go past i.a occasionally fairly unprotected terrains and open sea while the later 6km goes through lighter terrain and calmer water. Read the course description for each route below.

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 6km

Last year Short Enough became a little shorter, but all the more beautiful and nicer than before with 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.


Map (6-21km) as PDF
Beautiful and Short Enough , also available as an interactive map

 

Do you want to download GPX files of the courses?

Downloadable GPX file of the Short Enough

Downloadable GPX file of the Beautiful Enough

Segments

An approximate list of the lengths of the different segments for both Beautiful, Short (and thus also Long) and Quick (incl. Service stations) can be found here;
2022 Segments Åland Swimrun (4.5-21km)

NOTE! Quick Enough won´t be arranged in 2024.

 

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

 

Other information and timeschedule

Time schedule

Thursday 12.9.2024          Web-registration will close for all distances

Saturday 14.9.2024
kl.11.30          Race office opens
kl.12.00          Last chance to sign up for  21km and 15km
kl.12.15          Gathering & race briefing (21 och 15km)
kl.12.30          Start (21 och 15km)
kl.13.30          Last chance to sign up for 6km
kl.13.45          Gathering & race briefing (6km)
kl.14.00          Start (6km)
kl.14-18          The sauna, hot tub & fish souo is warm
kl.18.00          BBQ- dinner (not included in the registration fee)

Time schedule as PDF: ÅSR Eventschedule 2024, vers1 (07/2024)

 


Race- PM 2023 can be found HERE!
Will be updated closer to the event
NOTE! The Organizer reserves the right to make changes!

 

Swim caps

All participants get a swimming cap to be used during the event. Can be picked up from the race office at Käringsund Resort & Conference on Saturday 14 September from 11.30 am 

Timing

No timing 2024
Timing for all distances is handled with chip or GPS. More info coming closer to the event.
In the Duo classes only one of the participants has a chip/ GPS.
The time is calculated from the start (starting shot) until the participant cross the finish line.

First aid

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

Service points

Service points when going for a new lap (21km) and at the finish line for everyone at Käringsund Resort


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!

Shower and dressing

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.

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 31.10.2024) 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

Registration for the competition is binding, the registration fee is not refunded if you can´t participate in the competition. Your participantion can be given to another participant right up to the start.

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

 

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.