"The Special One"
DISCOVER the fjordlike nature with austrian culture und hospitability
1./2. Juli 2023
8./9. Juli 2023
with European Championships Halfmarathon and Solo Marathon
Registration opens 1.12.2022
"be a backwaterman"
What's new in 2023 in a nutshell
- The Open Water
competitions and SwimRun competitions are only a week apart
and will certainly lure some people to include a training,
relaxation or cultural program during the holiday season and to pay twice as much for the journey
- The open water competitions take place over 2 days at the Ottenstein reservoir
- A new 3 km relay
will take place on Saturday afternoon,
which can be subscribed to as a group of 2 or 4 in 750 m laps to attract the public.
We hope to take into account a social community aspect or club aspect
and have made the competition very inexpensive.
with European Championships Halfmarathon (Team and Solo) and Solo Marathon
der My SwimRun Championships Serie
- For the first time
we do not only offer 4 distances,
but also open for team and solo and all with 2 different age groups
- We have completely
reworked the tracks and enable up to 80% new or track parts
with new perspectives
- The marathon distance is reduced to 34 km
- The swimming
portion is generally about 15 %
Attention: in 2023 we are the venue of the 2nd European SwimRun Championships Half Marathon Team and Solo, as well as Marathon Solo
watch out: for this purpose, the marathon loop is also led through the half-marathon goal and thus the marathon starters are also counted in the half-marathon ranking and thus for the European Championships half (applies to the team)
is a Qualifier Event
for Sprint, Halfmarathon and Marathon , Team and Solo
in 2023 we organise the European Championships Half Marathon and Solo Marathon
17 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.
In addition to the traditional 7km race, there is also a 750m and 1.500m Open Water competition.
New for the 15th jubilee in 2021, the revival of the traditional 14k-race will take place and
a 3k distance is also added.
Since 2020 an epic SwimRun competition is offered in this unique nature.
More: SwimRun event!
Enjoy the mystical power places, the innumerable possiblities of nature, pleasure and culture in this Scandinavian-like environment individually to race or as a family getaway.
A region for explorers and ideal conditions to slow down and recharge your batteries is waiting for you, in one of the most beautiful water and valley landscapes in Europe.
Naural experience is waiting for you - Be a BackwaterMan!