ÖTILLÖ promises unique races in unique places and they’ll certainly deliver with the new ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina Island on February 29 and March 1, 2020. Located 40 km off the coast of Los Angeles in southern California, Catalina Island is a conservancy-protected, geologic and environmental phenomenon.
Racers in all three distances—Experience (7.7 km), Sprint (15 km) and World Series (38.3 km), which start and finish at the port town of Two Harbors—will get a glimpse of spectacular coastal chaparral and crystal-clear waters home to plant and wildlife species found nowhere else on earth. The average island air temperature between January and April is around 16°C (61°F), and the water is 14°C (57°F).
The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina Island website is live and registration opens July 10th.
If you are interested in racing Swimrun internationally, check out the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Merit Races, these are a great way to try longer races and qualify for the ultimate Swimrun race, the ÖTILLÖ World Championships in Sweden.
Here is the SlowTwitch article on California Swimrun.
We sent Andy and Daemon as our team from California Swimrun to ÖTILLÖ this year for the fourth time. Rich Roll and his partner Chris Hauth also competed and detailed their experiences in their podcast.
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