The first edition of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Malta has reportedly sold out. The organisers cite a turnout of 210 teams from more than 20 nations who are descending on the European country to participate in the last ÖTILLÖ World Series race of the year.
The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series will end its season and host the 2019 finals in Malta on November 23-24, 2019.
The seventh ÖTILLÖ World Series weekend of 2019 will showcase the beauty and rugged coast of Malta, and at the same time will conclude ÖTILLÖ’s 14th year of Swimrun races.
Racers in all three distances – Experience (5.4 km and 3 swims), Sprint (14.4 km and 5 swims) and World Series (39 km and 13 swims) – will experience the clear water and the rugged terrain of Malta. The Saturday Experience and Sprint will be held around the area of Golden Sands. The Sunday World Series Final will start in Valletta and finish in Golden Sands Bay.
The average air temperature in the end of November is around 18°C, and the water is around 20°C.
ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship (ÖTILLÖ meaning island to island in Swedish) is the original swimrun race, renowned as one of the toughest one-day races in the world. ÖTILLÖ Malta will be the final event of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2019 and is a qualifier to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship in the Swedish archipelago.
The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series is in its fourth season with a minimum of seven qualifier races for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship.
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2019
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar, Croatia, 7 Apr 2019
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö, Sweden, 19 May 2019
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly, UK, 19 Jun 2019
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin, Switzerland, 7 Jul 2019
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes, Germany, 22 Sep 2019 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020)
- ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Cannes, France, 20 Oct 2019 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020)
- ÖTILLÖ Malta, 24 Nov 2019 (qualifier to ÖTILLÖ 2020, new race)
At each World Series event an Experience & Sprint race is organised the day before.
The 15th edition of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship in Sweden takes place on August 31st, 2020.