"The Special One"
Backwaterman Open Water
Registration from 15th october
Discover the fjordlike nature and enjoy Austrian hospitability
Open Water and SwimRun on one weekend together
A new joint headquarters with Waldreichs Castle
New routes for all SwimRun competitions
18 years of tradition
This is the Classic-open-water-long-distance-event with a distinctive flair in fjordlike waters of the Ottenstein reservoir north-west of Vienna.
The Backwaterman Waldviertel is the pioneer of the long distance open water scene since 2006. Jumping from the ship to get to the start of the race is legendary.