Swimrun teams start out with a run, transition to a swim and continue to alternate between swimming and running. With the balance between running and swimming, athletes tend to recover much more quickly, have fun and avoid repetitive injuries.
Teams include all-male, all-female, and mixed-gender teams and must apply to be considered. Participants often swim in their shoes and run in their wetsuits to minimize transition time and get gain a competitive edge.
The race course will consist of alternating overland routes and swim legs within the Fort Yargo State Park. Overland routes will be marked at various points along the course with “turn by turn” signage. Swim exit points will be designated by flags, banners, and/or volunteers but may not be immediately visible from the swim entry point. Maps of the course will be provided to athletes and will include details from each swim entry point to the corresponding exit point. Basic compass skills are strongly recommended.
Any deviation from the marked course by participants shall be grounds for disqualification.
Prior to being selected for participation in the event each team must submit your resume for review: Once approved you will receive a link for your team and have 48 hours to complete the registration or your entry will be rolled down to the next entry. To qualify for the selection process, teams must their applications for 2 distinct members.
Registration Link: Click Here to Pre -Register
Following the February 1st application deadline, race organizers will select any remaining participants teams for consideration. Their endurance/adventure racing resume will be evaluated as a basis for their team to be awarded a slot. Once all race slot resumes are selected any remaining and general entry applications will then be pooled for a random lottery selection. Any available slots for teams will be awarded slots on February 15th. On February 17, any selected teams will be required to submit their team entry fee to confirm their team slot. Failing to do so by February 17th will forfeit the team slot, and it will roll down to the next ordered team.
Hopefuls are encouraged to visit the official OTILLO website and the Official Film: OTILLO 2017 The SwimRun World Championship to learn more about this challenging event and gain insight on optimal gear selection.
Bike shops are sponsors and cannot answer questions regarding the event. Please call Jim Rainey at 770-926-2367 or email: email@example.com.
- Must have valid driver’s license and current USAT card if you are a member.
- Both Team Member must be present (No Exception!)
- No one can pick up your packet except you.
- Race day packet pick-up is available.
- Tuesday, 5/30/2018 3 pm to 7:00 pm, 11800 Haynes Bridge Rd. Suite 1, Alpharetta, Ga. 30009.
- Saturday, June 1, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Packet Pick Up Registration Not Available and pre-race course review Ft Yargo State Park 210 S Broad St, Winder, GA 30680
- Packet pick-up only available at race site 6:00 am to 6:45 am – NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
- 6:00 am to 6:45 am Packet Pick Up.
- 6:45 to 7:00 am Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting.
- 7:00 am Swim Start.
- TBD Awards Ceremony
Long course total yards: Run 13.5 Miles – Swim 5K
Short course total yards: Run 6.5 Miles – Swim 2000 Yards
All distances are approximate.
Wetsuits are optional equipment supplied by competitors. Weather condition may dictate that wetsuits be worn and in that case, must cover a minimum, the torso and upper half of thighs. Race Director will determine wetsuits rules prior to the event based prevailing weather conditions.
The following is however mandatory:
- Compass per team
- Whistle per athlete
- First Aid Pressure Bandage, packed waterproof
- The tether between teammates for swim legs. Recommended length is 10′, but it may not exceed 30′ when fully extended. Toggle carabiner or other quick release devices must be at each end.
- Failure to possess or use as required shall be grounds for disqualification.
Mandatory equipment supplied by race organizers:
- Race bib to be worn at all times by each team member
- Swim cap to be worn at all times on swim legs
- Course Map
- Timing Chip – 1 per team
- Swim hand paddles/gloves
- Compression calf tubes
- Swim pull buoy affixed to thigh
- Hydration bladder
- Nutrition extras
- Personal Flotation Devices are allowed
Equipment NOT PERMITTED:
- Any floatation aid larger than 40” x 24”.
- Personal inflatable swim buoys.
All equipment listed at the pre-race check must accompany the teams at all times and be present for gear check at the finish. Failure to meet this condition will be grounds for disqualification.
RACE SUPPORT & SAFETY
- Aid stations will be sited at various island locations across the course for fluid replacement and nutrition. Special needs should be carried by the athletes as needed.
- Medical personnel will be sited at various island locations and watercraft. Toilet facilities are not available due to the nature of the course, the utmost discretion is expected of athletes. Carry IN/Carry OUT.
- Team members must remain together at all times throughout the event and cannot be more than 10yds apart. Use of the tether during the swim is STRONGLY suggested, if team mates are gapped by more than 10yds at anytime, they are subject to disqualification. Race organizers reserve the right to make tether use mandatory as the weather may suggest for safety purposes.
- The race organization can refuse a team from continuing if they are judged to be incapable of competing safely due to fatigue or injury.
- The race organization reserves the right to cancel the event, alter, shorten, hold-in-place or otherwise change the course at any time as a consequence of weather or other unexpected course conditions beyond their control that may jeopardize the safety of athletes.
- On race day, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions (lightening, tornado, high winds, extreme hot or cold temperatures, etc.…). In the event of inclement weather due to storms, thunder, lightning, etc., the race may be delayed as race officials consult with public safety officers. If there is more than a reasonable time delay, or if conditions persist, race officials reserve the right to shorten or cancel the race. Entry fees are non-refundable.
If conditions change rapidly, the Army Corps of Engineers and/or RD may require the course to be cancelled or altered. The race officials shall have full discretion to pull any swimmer from the water for safety reasons and to shorten the swimmers course. If danger occurs before the start of the event, the race will be postponed until conditions warrant, or the race will be cancelled. In the event of postponement, a restart will occur at the discretion of the race director.
In the event of this unexpected inclement weather, chain of command will initiate 3 sounds of the airhorn. Swimmers nearest boat will be escorted to shore/drop points based on safe distance at the discretion of the boat operator/safety official onboard, or swimmers will be directed to swim to shore and seek immediate shelter. When conditions are safe to do so, qualified race officials on land or via boat communication will direct swimmers back to HQ, or restart the swim. Every participant MUST be accounted before restarting the swim.
CHECKPOINTS AND CUT-OFFS
A. Checkpoints will be established that must be reached by a certain time in order to continue racing. Organizers reserve the right to modify these times during the race as conditions require.
B. A team that has abandoned the race shall report to the nearest checkpoint or race staff as soon as possible.
ATHLETE CONDUCT & RESPONSIBILITIES
A.) All athletes shall become familiar with, accept, and abide by, the race rules.
B.) At all times, athletes shall be respectful of public and private property owners. Waste shall be disposed at designated aid stations ONLY. Toilet waste paper MUST be disposed of at designated aid stations, please carry appropriate supplies to conform to this provision. Failure to do so shall be cause for disqualification.
C.) Athletes are participating with the full knowledge and acceptance of the risk of injury.
D.) Athlete teams are REQUIRED to stop and offer aid, to the best of their ability, to fellow competitors in need, or as requested by race staff. Failure to do so will be grounds for disqualification without exception or recourse. This is the spirit of SwimRun that all competitors must abide by.
RELEASE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE
A.) Participants agree to permit the race organization to utilize photographs, video or film images taken during the event for use in marketing, press accounts, or publicity in print or digital form over all mediums of transmission.
USAT membership required or purchase a one-day membership of $15.00. Results will not count toward USA Triathlon National Rankings.