SwimRun trial distance
The pivotal point is Ottenstein Castle, which offers a unique panorama for the start, finish, but also registration, award ceremony and race briefing in a medieval setting.
The participants over the sprint distance experience the core of the Ottenstein reservoir in the immediate vicinity of the dam.
Five running and four swimming sections offer a lot of variety.
Start and finish in front of Ottenstein Castle is definitely a unique experience. The natural trails, the Lichtenfeld ruins, some power places and wonderful views arise along the whole route.
From 2020, the trail route will pass the Lichtenfels ruins, making it a special experience for our participants.
The start is on Sunday at 10.15 a.m. - depending on the current Covid-19 regulations in a block, in 15 second spots or together. The usual distance and hygiene regulations then generally apply to sports. This will be informed in advance.
The race briefing takes place interactively on Saturday at 2 p.m. via Facebook Lifestream on the Backwaterman Facebook page. The briefing is then available as a video. The interactive race briefing is on all rules and pointers
to be observed as mandatory!
The sprint route can be mastered both individually and in a team.
The water temperature at the Ottenstein reservoir is 18 to 20 degrees. The latest information and guidelines on clothing (neoprene ban, etc.) are available at least 1 week before the competition.
Route marking: Unfortunately, you have to expect people to remove the route markings. For this reason, more emphasis is placed on triple marking with tapes, floor markings and signs. In addition, a graphic representation of the next route section is available for each route section.
Please be aware of our mandatory rules !
Attention the Registration for the BackwaterMan 2021 opens approx. end of nov. 2020
SwimRun Trail Single
40,- Euro (until 31.12.)
45,- Euro (until 30.6.)
50,- Euro (until 15.8.)
55,- Euro (until 17.9.)
SwimRun Trail Team
65,- Euro (until 31.12.)
75,- Euro (until 30.6.)
85,- Euro (until 15.8.)
95,- Euro (until 17.9..)
Included in the price:
Program / schedule of SwimRun competitions
SwimRun trials and test material, Ottenstein boat operations from 4 p.m.
Registration trial: 5.30 pm- 7.00 pm
Competition briefing: 4.00 p.m. via Facebook live stream, questions can be posted, the live stream is then available as a video.
Barbecue evening in the castle, according to the given Corona gastro rules!
Registration in the castle: 8.00 am- 9.45 am
Start SwimRun Trial 10.15 am
Finish: about 11.15 p.m.
Award ceremony: about 12.15 p.m.
Teams are scored independently of male / female / mixed.
Separated by age group (hereinafter)
Age group Age
general class women (W0) 16 til 39 years in race-year
general class men
(W0) 16 til 39
general class women 2 (W l) 40 til 99
general class men 2 (W
l) 40 til 99
All about our tracks
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