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What is Swimrun?


SwimRun was started by Utö hotel owner Anders Malm and two brothers in his staff in 2002 with the idea of challenging each other in the Stockholm archipelago where the participants were going to finish the course of getting themselves from Sandhamn to Utö. In 2006 this idea was launched as an official competition called Ö till ö (Island to island).


The international focus has been growing in the last years, and in 2016 there are more than 180 known races in the world, in 19 countries and on 4 continents. Today it's going to be 20 countries. Swimrun Trakai is the first swimrun in Lithuania.


Swimrun participants negotiate marked courses consisting of alternating phases of trail running and open water swimming. There can be anywhere from several to as many as 30 stages on the courses.

How to participate?

SwimRun competitions have no limits or standards apart from having to compete in twos in Black and Red courses. So a partner is required. There is also a requirement to be able to run and swim in the open water as long as you need for the selected distance. During the competition participants are allowed to use fins, paddles, buoys, wetsuits and other swimming equipment. However, it all has to be carried by the participants themselves during the length of the course.

Are you ready?

In order to participate you need to register on our website and arrive to the start line on July 16 at 12:00!


Organizers have the right to change the courses at any time.

Green (short)

Total: 6.31 km

Running: 5,54 km
Swimming: 760 m (4 segments from 40 m to 290 m)

It is a course for beginners who wish to learn about swimrun.

Red (middle)

Total: 20.82 km

Running: 18.53 km

Swimming: 2.12 km (7 segments from 40 m to 750 m)

Course for amateur athletes who wish to have adventure along with the hard race.

Black (long)

Total: 32.2 km

Running: 28.26 km
Swimming: 3.77 km (14 segments from 40 m to 750 m)

Course for well-trained amateurs and professional athletes. Ultimate swimrun course.


Getting there

Location and time

On the coast by the Trakai search and rescue post, July 16, 12:00


Anyone above 18. Must be paired up in teams of two for Black and Red courses. Must be able to swim in open water minimum distances for respective courses: green – 400 m; red – 700 m; black – 1 km.

Check the participant list.

Registration fee

Black (long): 60 Eur/team of two
Red (medium): 50 Eur/team of two
Green (short): 25 Eur/person

10% early bird discount applied until 2016/06/19 23:59.
20% additional fee added after 2016/07/06 23:59.

Competition program

10:00 – Registration packet pick up

12:00 – Start for all courses

18:00 – Finish deadline for all courses

Awards will be conducted for each course separately no later than 1 hour after first finisher in respective course.

How to prepare


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