SwimRun Marathon 2021
The pivotal point is Ottenstein Castle, which offers a unique panorama for the start and finish, but also registration, award ceremony, race briefing and the final banquet in medieval surroundings.
In 2021 we are planning the first loop again over the lower Dobra reservoir, past Waldreichs Castle, through the Dobra ruins and the longer run over a hill and the stairs back to the Ottenstein reservoir.
The start and finish in front of Ottenstein Castle are a unique experience. The natural trails, the castles, ruins, some power places, rocky exits and some surprises as well as wonderful views arise on the whole route.
Experience has shown that the water temperature at the Ottenstein reservoir is between 20 and 22 degrees. Temperatures at the Dobra reservoir are usually 2-3 degrees lower.
The start is at 9 a.m. - only as teams, depending on the current Covid-19 regulations in a block, in 15 second slots or together. The usual distance and hygiene regulations then generally apply to sports. This will be informed in advance.
The race briefing via Facebook livestream for the participants the evening before at 2 p.m. is mandatory in order to be briefed on all rules and instructions. (The briefing is then available as a video).
The route is identical to the 2nd and 3rd loop of the half marathon starters and so there will be some encounters with the starters of the other distances when you run up to these participants from the marathon loop at Dobra reservoir.
In 2021 there will be a small change in the route: after the trial loop over the Lichtenfels ruins, you will swim directly to the left of the campsite to the loop to Mitterreith.
There are 2 cut-off points on the marathon route, which are based on the experiences of the slowest participants and can be seen in the route overview.
1st cut- km 18,9 , end of the dobra track , at 12.32
2nd cut - km 30,6 , Mitterreith - Deckerspitz, at 13.52
A total of 7 refreshment points with iso and carbohydrates, salty pastries, and in colder temperatures with tea / soup will strengthen you accordingly.
- Experience shows that the water temperature at the Ottenstein reservoir is between 20 and 22 degrees. The latest information and guidelines regarding clothing (neoprene ban etc.) are available at least 1 week before the competition.
- Marking: unfortunately you have to reckon with people who remove route markings. For this reason, in 2020 more emphasis will be placed on triple marking with tapes, floor markings and signs. In addition, there is a graphic representation of the next section for each route section.
- Rating classes - in addition to m / f / mixed, there is a split into under 90 and 90 +
* If the water level is low, the swimming section to the small island section 17 could be omitted.
Please be aware of our mandatory rules
SwimRun Marathon Team only!
220,- Euro (until 31.12.)
240,- Euro (until 30.6..)
260,- Euro (until 15.8.)
280,- Euro (until 17.9.)
Included in the registration fee:
Teams are scored m / w / mixed.
NEW In addition, 2020 will be scored after 90 years and 90+
SwimRun trials and test material at Ottenstein boat operation from 4 p.m.
Registration marathon / half marathon: 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Competition briefing: 2.00 p.m. via Facebook live stream, questions can be posted, the live stream is then available as a video
Grill evening in the castle, according to the given Corona Gastro rules!
Start SwimRun Marathon: 9 a.m. at the castle
Start of the SwimRun half marathon: 10.30 a.m.
Start SwimRun Sprint: 11.00 a.m.
Finish: from 1.45 p.m. sprint / 1.30 p.m. halfway / 1.45 p.m. marathon
Banquet from 2:00 p.m. for sprint / half marathon and marathon with voucher
Award ceremony: 2.30 p.m. sprint, 4.30 p.m. half marathon, 6.00 p.m. marathon
All about our tracks
The detailed plan of swimming and running parts will follow by end of may