Long distance marathon 14 k


The marathon distance has been an international figurehead since the beginning and was suspended after the 12 times execution for 2 years. For the anniversary, there is now a revival for our long distance specialists. The route leads from the boat company Ottenstein to the start of the 7km to Mitterreith and back again.


The unique fjord landscape in the reservoir Ottenstein offers the open water swimmers a pure nature experience. The reservoir is accessible only in a few places and therefore invites you to discover by boat, canoe and SUP.


Attention: Due to the increased safety requirements, the escort service is mandatory.

There are 15 e-boats available and can be booked for a special price of 25 €. The rental fee  is already included in the registration price.

The e-boat can be replaced by a private kayak (caution no SUP allowed). This increases our starter capacity. In this case, the e-boat price of 25 € will be refunded upon registration.

Note: For safety reasons, the e-boat may only pick up the accompaniment from km 1, ie first headland.


The total limit of the 14 km distance is 15 participants.

A buoy is mandatory and can be borrowed from HEAD for free.


The 14 km Backwaterman also count in the scoring system for the Austrian Open Water Majors by a factor of 1.0.


program flow


Friday, July 3, 2020

18.00 registration in the castle for participants 14 km

18.30 Gala reception with champagne for the participants: castle Ottenstein

Program follows,

subsidized menu price (3 course) by 15 €, incl. champagne

with big raffle and win for 50 prizes


HEAD shop 16.00-19.00



Saturday, July 4, 2020

Race briefing 14 k: 7.15

Start boat rental:  7.30

Finish time 14.00

Cut off at Mittereith: 10.45

Award ceremony: for all finishers approx. 14.00



HEAD shop from 7.30



  • high quality swimming cap made of silicone
  • Starter bag - Sling Bag by HEAD
  • Finisher's Cup
  • T-shirt
  • Supported menu price of 15 € at gala, incl. Champagne
  • water rescue
  • Timing
  • Food at finish
  • Route catering on the first part on own initiative
  • e-boat for a special price of 25 €, this will be refunded if a private kayak is provided. Please send a separate notification to office@openwaterserie.com by the end of May at the latest, because then the starting position can be increased


Attention: the popular Backwaterman towel can be ordered at the special price of 12 € (value 29 €) via the registration system.


price variations: 

to 29.2. 70 euros

until 15.5. 75 euro

until 30.6. 80 euros

Late registration

+ 5 euros if limit is not reached


Everybody is a winner at this distance and receives a trophy at the award ceremony. Nevertheless the 3 winners will be honored separately.