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 4 p.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 20 to 22 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


Attention the Registration for the BackwaterMan 2021  opens approx. end of nov. 2020


SwimRun Trail Single

40,- Euro (until 31.12.)

45,- Euro (until 15.3.)

50,- Euro (until  30.4.)

55,- Euro (until 4.6.)


SwimRun Trail Team

65,- Euro (until 31.12.)

75,- Euro (until 15.3.)

85,- Euro (until  30.4.)

95,- Euro (until 4.6.)


Included in the price:

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

Program / schedule of SwimRun competitions


Friday 4th June 2021

SwimRun trials and test material, Ottenstein boat operations from 4 p.m.


Saturday 5th June 2021

Registration trial: 14.30 - 15.30

Start trial: 16.00


Award ceremony: around 6.15pm in the castle courtyard


Registration marathon / half marathon: 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Competition briefing: 2.00 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!


Sunday June 6th 2021

Start SwimRun Marathon: 9 a.m. at the castle

Registration SwimRun Sprint 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

Start of the SwimRun half marathon: 10.30 a.m.


Start SwimRun Sprint: 11.00 a.m.

Finish: from 1.45 p.m. sprint / 1.30 p.m. halfway / 1.45 p.m. marathon


Banquet from 2:00 p.m. for sprint / half marathon and marathon with voucher

Award ceremony: 2.30 p.m. sprint, 4.30 p.m. half marathon, 6.00 p.m. marathon


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      



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