On October 20-21 the 2018 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series has its final stop for the season in the city of Cannes in the South of France. The inaugural ÖTILLÖ Cannes will be ‘the first time that ÖTILLÖ combines nature and an urban environment’.
The nature part of the course sees the start of the race on and around two of the Lerins Islands, off the French Riviera, in Cannes. With a long swim back to the mainland the racers then come back to an urban environment with the world famous Promenade de la Croisette, followed by two big hills in the form of La Croix de Garde and La Californie, the Suquet and the old town before finishing in the Square Verdun.
ÖTILLÖ adds that this is the only race weekend of the season where points from both the Sprint and the World Series will count towards the final standings. ‘This will be particularly interesting in the Women’s category as the field is completely open.’
The World Series finals in Cannes will have more than 500 racers from more than 20 nations. ÖTILLÖ Cannes is part of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series and a qualifier to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship in the Swedish archipelago. Eight teams qualify from each World Series event.
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2018
Six qualifying races to ÖTILLÖ World Championship:
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar, Croatia, 8 Apr 2018
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö, Sweden, 20 May 2018
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly, UK, 10 Jun 2018
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin, Switzerland, 8 Jul 2018
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes, Germany, 30 Sep 2018 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2019)
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes; France 21 Oct 2018, (first edition and qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2019)
At each World Series event, a sprint and experience race is organised the previous day.
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship
14th edition on 2 September 2019
75km over and between 25 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago
Renowned as one of the toughest one-day races in the world