Friendship battle 2024

Welcome to the SwimRun Battle for Nations 2024! 

Get ready for the ultimate friendship battle! Dive into the excitement of our sports events, where camaraderie meets competition. Join us in the SwimRun challenge and let the waves of friendship propel you to new heights. 
It's not just about performance; it's about creating lasting memories together. Embrace the spirit of sports and let the friendly rivalry begin!

Get ready to dive into the SwimRun Season 2024 with a splash of motivation! 🌊🏃‍♂️🏊‍♀️
🌐 Global SwimRun Gathering We're gearing up to make a splash worldwide and want you to be part of it! Our mission is to inspire early training, welcome new SwimRunners, and create a tidal wave of social media buzz within our amazing community.

🌍 Calling Teams Worldwide We're casting our net wide, aiming to welcome teams from every corner of the globe. Here's the lowdown: 

  • Teams should range from 5 to 10 members.
  • Each unit covers a minimum of 2 km, featuring at least 2 swimming and 2 running segments.
  • You can tackle the unit solo or join forces in a group effort, or uplead a Swimrun competition.
  • Upload your training or competiton from Strava, Garmin, or your favorite tracking app.
  • Brace yourselves for triple rankings: individual, team, and nation.

🗓️ Save the Date: May 11th - June 9th Mark your calendars and clear your schedules because the SwimRun Friendship battle kicks off on May 11th and runs until June 9th.
And here's the best part - it's only €10 per person!

👥 Team Up or Go Solo Whether you're a team leader with a crew in tow or an individual looking for a squad, this is your chance to connect, motivate, and engage in some friendly competition.

📢 How to Join Simply reach out to the team leaders (see below our registrated teams) or dive into the action as an individual. We'll be announcing all the teams soon, giving you ample opportunity to hop on board.

🏆 Prizes Await! As if the thrill of the SwimRun Season wasn't enough, we've got rewards waiting for you. Personal wild cards for World Championships, free entries to select events, discounts, and vouchers with our partners – it's a win-win situation!

📅 Registration Opens April 1st Don't be an April fool—be a SwimRun Battler! 
The registration link goes live on April 1st in your team. Get ready to make a splash! 
Feel the adrenaline, embrace the challenge, and let the SwimRun Season 2024 be your epic adventure! 🚀🏊‍♂️🏃‍♀️ 

Registration is open

All about our teams

Either you love the spirit of a team, the fun of SwimRun adventures or friendly rivalry to others, that doesn´t matter.
Enjoy the battle !!!

Kebab League
TL: Arnaud de Lustrac

We’d love to encourage and motivate individuals to gather a group of friends to train together and embarque on an extraordinary journey

TL: Martina Bolvary

Frostbite-Swimrun all year around


TL:  Henrik Forsell

Swimrun, always, at all times, in any conditions-just for the fun of it!

MySwimRun France

TL: Yoann Perignon

Breaking waves and defying distances, loving to share unique moments  ready to take on all challenges together.

Team Alpe Adria

TL: Antonia Winkler

One for all, all for one! Boundless SwimRun fun!

The Dutch swimrunners
TL: Daan Kooiman

Mission: connect, train, improve and win 😅

TL: Mike Alexander

Mission: to motivate, to acitivate, and to win!

Kreuz & Quer  - the wet bandits


TL: Marcel Sandow 

Mission: up from the sofa, out into the adventure together

Moravia Team


TL:  Stanislav Kahanek

Mission: Swimrun

Love SwimRun
TL: Chloe Rafferty

Mission: It’s all about having fun and spreading the swimrun love!

Smells like team spirit
Hydra Greece
TL: Lisa Papantoniou



TL: Verena Tobert
Jag gör det här för en fika!

Danube Pinguins
TL: Andrea Weiss
one team - one dream - run and swim together

Happy SwimRun Hippos
TL: Cornelia Gsenger
spread swimrun vibes and make the sport more popular in our area

Kreuz & Quer

TL: Michael Gerlach
Mission: Not less than 30 units per person !!!

Backwaterman Flyers

TL: Andreas Sachs
Let's enjoy together a lot of ambitious fun ! 

laufSinn weswimrun4fun

TL: Barbara Seidel


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    2023 Frienship battle 

Germany - Austria

Link zum Endergebnis


Was für eine battle, was für ein Monat. 

Kaltes Wetter, kalte Seen haben es nicht leicht gemacht und die battle hat zunehmend Fahrt aufgenommen. Scheinbar hat es Spass, denn am am letzten Tag sind noch die meisten Eintraege eingegangen. 


Gratulation an alle TeilnehmerInnen, an alle Teams,  an die 2 Nationen, ein würdiger Wettkampf bringt folgendes amtliche Endergebnis. Über 6100 km wurden erbattelt. 

Gratulation an Deuschland, 

das den freundschaftlichen Wettkampf klar für sich entschieden haben. Wir dürfen aus österreichischer Sicht anmerken, dass dies kein Gastgeschenk an unsere beliebtesten Nachbarn war. 

Das deutsche Team hat (diesmal) nicht mit Glück sondern verdient und mit ihrer berüchtigten mentalen Stärke gewonnen. Es freut uns aber, dass Österreich mit Abstand die meisten Newcomer einbrachte (50 % Neueinsteiger) und diese viel Spass an SwimRun gefunden haben. 


Gratulation an Kreuz und Quer ambitious, 

die in unnachahmlicher Manier die battle von Beginn an dominiert haben und mit einem Schnitt von 255,7 eine echt starke Leistung erbracht haben. 

Gratulation an das lead Team von  LaufSinn SwimRun die fast die meisten km erreichten und das 2. Team mit einem starken Finish die Ducks noch knapp vom Stockerl stiessen. Alle 4 Teams hatten über 100 km erkämpft.  


Aus österreichischer Sicht hat Happy SwimRun Hippos die interne Wertung vor den Backwaterman flyers fuer sich entschieden, mit vielen Newcomern eine beachtliche Leistung. 


Eine Extraklasse für sich waren 

Marcel Sandow 531,5 km, und Michale Gerlach 506,5, die Jörg Fuchs auf den dritten Platz verwiesen. Mit Gerhard Schiemer schaffte ein Österreicher den 4. Platz. Denke er wird sich beim Backwaterman SwimRun revanchieren wollen. 


Zur Erinnerung: der Charity Betrag geht an Claudia Mueller mit ihrer Initiative Wie schwimmen - du hilfst 


untenstehend findet ihr alle Detailinformationen auch zum Download

auf ein Neues in 2024

das Veranstalterteam
Michael und Andreas