SwimRun  28th/ 29th of May  2022

Thank you for joining and giving us your energgy


Those who plan longterm the

5th Backwaterman SwimRun will take place

on 9th of July 2023


The Special One 


Scandinavian landscape meets Austrian hospitality



Photos can be downloaded from the gallery… However, if any of the athletes would like better resolution photos (and no MB watermark), we can email them upon request.


Just write the number of the photo to my email address. Photography is our hobby, we don't do it for the money, but for the joy of the athletes...


Kristina's email address: kriben@post.cz


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Impressions 2022



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
  • Championships for different distances apply  better to individual strengths
  • 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



SwimRun Trial

For our beginners there is 8km on the original route in the heart of the Ottensteiner Arena with the Lichtenfeld ruins and its rock formations.

4 run and 3 swim parts create variety and the structure for an exciting introduction to the SwimRun scene.

Longest swim: 600 m
Longest run 2830 m
Total swim 1740 m
Total: 9 km
Altitude: 200 m



SwimRun Sprint

Here you will find a mix of trial and half marathon that will make you sweat and lead you into the natural beauty of the Waldviertel.

From the heart of the trial with the ruins of Lichtenfels, the sprint route takes you to one of the most beautiful natural parts with a wonderful island, which can be reached by swimming or running depending on the location of the lake, and which includes a long swim.

Longest swim: 960 m
Longest run: 2900 m
Total swim: 3190 m
Total 14.6 km
Altitude: 350 m



SwimRun Half Marathon

Challenging and yet feasible - Individually and as a team, the 23.5 km around the Ottensteiner reservoir and its fjord-like bays can be mastered. The fjords of the Olttensteiner Stausee will be crossed several times.

Longest swim 960 m
Longest run 5100 m

Total swim 4400 m
Total run 19,1 k

Total 23,5 km
Altitude difference: 550 m



SwimRun Marathon

The ultimate challenge over 38,2 km. For team exclusive reserved.


7,3 km swimming and 33,9 km running are on the program. Passing castles, ruins, natural beauties and alternating trails, 750 meters of altitude are covered.


Longest swim 960 m
Longest run 5100 m
Total swim 7.360 m

Total run 33,9 k
Total 38,2 km
Altitude difference: 750 m