SwimRun 23rd  of June 204

The Special One 


Scandinavian landscape meets tradional culture and Austrian hospitality


Registration opens 15th October 2023


Some news that apply to all routes:


1. In 2024 we are offering a completely new route that leads around the winding Dobra and is on the menu for the first time for trials, sprints and half marathons.


2. The headquarters with registration, start-finish and award ceremony will be the magical Waldreichs Castle

GPS castle Waldreichs



SwimRun Trial

For our beginners, the program includes 9.3 km in the heart of the Dobra with the Dobra ruins and their winding paths.


6 Run and 5 Swim parts create variety and the structure for an exciting introduction to the SwimRun scene.


Longest swim: 400 m

Longest run 1900 m

Total swim 1,750 m

Total run: 7550 m

Total: 9.3 k

Altitude: 250 m



SwimRun Sprint


Here you will find a mix of trial and half marathon that will make you sweat and take you into the natural beauty of the Waldviertel.
From the heart of the trial with the Dobra ruins, the sprint route takes you to a longer hill section and a longer swim in the beautiful Dobra.
Longest swim: 1100 m Longest run: 4400 m
Total swim: 2200 m
Total run: 10.5 km
Total 12.7 k
Altitude: . 430 m



SwimRun Half Marathon

Challenging and yet doable - the 25 km along the Dobra and at the Ottenstein reservoir and its fjord-like bays can be completed individually or in a team.


The cool rock formations around Lichtenfels Castle are complemented by the solitude of the Waldviertel with its varied landscapes.


The centerpieces are a 150 m hill and the steep climb of 80 m to the Ottenstein reservoir and 30% to the Dobra ruins


Longest swim 1100 m

Longest run 4,400 m

Total swim 3900 m

Total run: 20.1 km

Total 24 k

Altitude:  550 m



SwimRun Marathon

he ultimate challenge. The program includes 6.1 km of swimming and 27.5 km of running.


Ancient castles, ruins, fortresses, natural beauties and alternating trails, almost 700 meters of altitude are conquered.


The centerpiece is a 150 m hill and the steep 80 m climb to the Ottenstein reservoir. and to the Dobra ruins. 12 swimming and 13 running parts provide a lot of variety.


Longest swim 1100 m

Longest run 4,400 m

Total swim 6100 m T

otal run: 27.9 km

Total 34 k

Altitude: 680 m



Green deal   


Our environment secures our future.




We also want to make our contribution. For years we have been recognized as a particularly sustainable event.   




We are now going one step further and supporting sustainable travel.




We offer a bonus of 10% of the respective entry fee for all those athletes who arrive sustainably (ie in the form of public transport such as train, bus or bicycle).   




This bonus is collected and invested in a sustainable project in the region. This is determined together with the municipality/NÖN.   




Proof is provided on site by means of a ticket etc.   




link to public arrival



New: My SwimRun Championships

Backwaterman SwimRun 


is a Qualifier Event


for Sprint, Halfmarathon and Marathon , Team and Solo



Your benefits


  • Discover the best SwimRun sceneries of Europe, discover the fjordlike nature of the Ottensteiner lake
  • Championships for different distances apply  better to individual strengths
  • 3 Championships (Marathon, Half Marathon, Sprint) are hold at 3 differents events on a rolling basis
  • Enjoy the different flavour and special culture at different locations from individual organizers
  • Annual ranking of your points you gathered at our qualifier races for sprint, halfmarathon and marathon
  • Enjoy the image status having been qualified for the Championships or your annual ranking


 more information



Impressions from past years