Welcome to
  Backwaterman Waldviertel
"The Special One"


Backwaterman Open Water

21st/22nd June 2024



Backwaterman SwimRun

 22nd/23rd June 2024


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


Arrival Schloss Waldreichs


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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.



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