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 Saturday at 10:45  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 !


Registration fee


SwimRun Trail Single

40,- Euro (until 31.12.)

45,- Euro (until 15.3.)

50,- Euro (until  15.5.)

55,- Euro (until the Event)


SwimRun Trail Team

65,- Euro (until 31.12.)

75,- Euro (until 15.3.)

85,- Euro (until  15.5.)

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

Program / schedule of SwimRun competitions



friendship run and test material,



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 10.45 am

Finish: about 11.15 p.m.

Award ceremony: about 12.15 p.m.



Brunch and small talk


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 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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