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.


2023 offers a complete redisign of the route with new trails and new perspectives.


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.



The start is on Sundaz at 9:40   a.m. together with the sprint distance


The race briefing takes place interactively on Saturday at 4 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  route can be mastered both individually and in a team.




Food & Drink

V1 Water end of  Run 3

Finish buffet


The water temperature at the Ottenstein reservoir is 22 to 25 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 !


Program / schedule of SwimRun competitions




MyswimShop.de boot from 1 pm




Competition briefing: 4.00 p.m. via Facebook live stream, questions can be posted, the live stream is then available as a video




Registration: 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.




from 5 pm get together with small menu card


6 pm Championships briefing


from 6 pm Grill evening in the castle,






Registration in the castle: 8.30 am- 9.15 am

Short race briefing: 9.15

Start SwimRun Trial 9.40 am

First Finish: about 10.40 p.m.

Award ceremony: about 11.30 a.m.

at the finish line



Registration fee


SwimRun Trial Single

40,- Euro (until 31.12.)

45,- Euro (until 15.3.)

50,- Euro (until  31.5.)

55,- Euro (until the Event)


SwimRun Trial Team

65,- Euro (until 31.12.)

75,- Euro (until 15.3.)

85,- Euro (until  31.5.)

95,- Euro (until the Event)


Included in the price:


Starter bag with goodies
Cost of booking
Finisher medal
Award prices
Water and Iso on course
Food at finish
Timing service
Water rescue


1. Team
Teams are scored independently of male / female / mixed.

2. Single

 Separated by age group (hereinafter)


Age group                                            Age                   

general class women (W0)           16 till 39 years in race-year        

general class men (W0)                 16 till 39         


general class women 2 (W l)       40 till 99         

general class men 2 (W l)             40 till 99      



All about the Trial distance



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