Backwaterman SwimRun

"where scandinavian nature meets austrian hospitality"

Austria, 28th May 2022
38k /Team only
23k/15k Team and Solo 

 The natural paradise around the Ottensteiner Reservoir has been home to the  Open Water races  for 17 years now. The race leads through fjord-like bays, who provide a unique natural scenery for the competition. 
   
  SwimRun competitions over 9 km, 14.6 km, 23.5 km and 38.2 km are held, solo or team (marathon team only), therefore covering anything your heart desires. The trails offer a rich sightseeing program with castle Ottenstein, dam wall, ruins Lichtenfeld, castle Dobra, castle Waldreichs that you will pass during your alternating running and swimming sections.
   
 The water end of May is about 18-20 degrees and offers ideal conditions for everyone. Come and let yourself be inspired by the unique environment, the fjord-like bays, the memorial fields of the Waldviertel Power Places. 

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Competitions 

 Trial 9k

 
 For our beginners there is 8km on the original route in the heart of the Ottensteiner Arena with the Lichtenfeld ruins and its rock formations.
 
 4 run and 3 swim parts create variety and the structure for an exciting introduction to the SwimRun scene.

 Longest swim: 600 m
 Longest run 2830 m
 Total swim 1740 m
 Total: 9 km
Altitude: 543 m

 Sprint 15k

 
 Here you will find a mix of trial and half marathon that will make you sweat and lead you into the natural beauty of the Waldviertel.
 
 From the heart of the trial with the ruins of Lichtenfels, the sprint route takes you to one of the most beautiful natural parts with a wonderful island, which can be reached by swimming or running depending on the location of the lake, and which includes a long swim.
 
 Longest swim: 960 m
 Longest run: 2900 m
 Total swim: 3190 m
 Total 14.6 km
Altitude: 543 m

 Half Marathon 23k

 Challenging and yet feasible - Individually and as a team, the 23.5 km around the Ottensteiner reservoir and its fjord-like bays can be mastered. The fjords of the Olttensteiner Stausee will be crossed several times.
 
 Longest swim 960 m
 Longest run 5100 m
Total swim 4400 m
 Total run 19,1 k
Total 23,5 km
Altitude difference: 558 m

 Marathon 38k

 The ultimate challenge over 38,2 km. For team exclusive reserved.
   
7,3 km swimming and 33,9 km running are on the program. Passing castles, ruins, natural beauties and alternating trails, 810 meters of altitude are covered.

Longest swim 960 m
Longest run 5100 m
Total swim 7.360 m
Total run 33,9 k
Total 38,2 km
Altitude difference: 558 m