SwimRun  28th/ 29th of May  2022




The Special One 


Scandinavian landscape meets Austrian hospitality 

new Marathon also Solo possible







Update – latest and important Information SwimRun 28.5.




Covid 19- - almost no restrictions, just in some place like supermarket, bank, postal service with FFP 2 mask


Temperature: water actually 20,5 degree, we will update from Wednesday, expected 28th of may, 21 degree water and sunny, 18 degree air


Material: recommended Neopren Shorty (without sleeves) , calves on personal behalf


there will be a boot with neopren and material offer from Friday  and vivobarefoot shoes on saturday


Rental: please give us a notice in advance with your weight and height, than we can arrange a rental for 35 Euro



Race briefing: Friday 27th of may, 4pm on facebook live in german and english


With latest information , practical information about the place, marking and checking the route , this will be saved as video


Online Registration is open until Friday 6 pm


Post registration on Saturday with +5 Euro



Starterpackage: with Race BIP and swimcap


Friday from5 pm – 7 pm, Saturday from 8am – 10.30 am


Starts: Marathon 9 am, Sprint/Trial 10.45, Half 11 am


First finishers: Trial 12 am, Sprint: 12.45, Marathon  2.15 pm, Marathon Half 2.30 pm,


Hot Spot: Camping Schloss Ottenstein, point 2 (7,5k)  on the route,


1,5 km walking distance from the castle,  


sprint/half will pass there 60 – 80  minutes after the start and 7,5km  distance, marathon will pass that again at km 22


Side events


Friday 27th 5 pm free guided visit of  the castle about 40 minutes


6 pm grill buffet at the courtyard of the castle as get together


Saturday 28th, free banquet for finisher of half and marathon,


Ticket for family , sprint and experience for 20 Euro (incl. beverage – oay directly at the buffet)


Sunday 29th, brunch with get together and music in the castle






There will be the first time a livestream from 10.30am – about 2.30 pm on our facebook page






Results (also with split timing after 7,5 k and 22 k)






Vivobarefoot shoes


Vivobarefoot has the longest experience in SwimRun shoes and will be present with a boot – have a look




MySwimRun Championships Qualifier event


Discover the best SwimRun sceneries in Europe!


We are the first ever race of that new series, which gives you an annual European ranking and add points for qualification for championships 202







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