amfibiemannen July 27 2019
On July 27, 2019, the new Amfibiemannen is back in Roslagen with a new exciting track located in the outermost of the Stockholm archipelago. The location is where the first ferry line to Åland was established and where the Russians landen 300 years ago.
Start and finish are at Arholma which also becomes the central point for the amphibian man.
YES – ON JULY 27 2019 THE AMFIBIEMANNEN IS BACK!
The first Amfibiemannen, a swimrun race founded by Jan-Henrik Bäck, was launched in 2012 and became a classic swimrun race where many good memories have been created. We are many who feel the positive vibes when talking about the amphibian man. After two years of pause, it’s time for a new Amphibian man!
We offer an exclusive Swimrun Festival with focus on safety and a unique experience in the Stockholm archipelag with an environmentally sustainable approach. We therefore choose to maximize the number of teams to 150 to ensure a top-class event.
The new course has start and finish at Arholma Pier, close to the Dansbana and the Lanthandel. The coures is under development and will be final during spring 2019.
The course will cover just over 21 km of running and 5 km of swimming. The idea of the course is that the swimrunners will share our unique archipelago north of Stockholm without interfering with nature and wildlife. We race through unobstructed terrain in forests, along small paths, on the gravel roads of Arholma, across cuttings and rocks, under mountains, across the fjords and over the open sea.
THE ARRANGEMENT IS A NON PROFIT BASED ARRANGEMENT WITH A GOAL TO GENERATE A CONTRIBUTION TO LOCAL CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS.
WHEN CAN YOU REGISTER?
The registration has already been opened so go to www.amfibiemannen.com/en/entry to sign up for your team today.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
We are working hard to create the best course we can think of on and around Arholma, but everything is not 100% clear at the moment. Initially, we expect 21 km running and 5 km swimming in total. More precise description of the distances will be available in the spring, when we have tested all the new paths.
HOW DO I GET TO Arholma?
Arholma is located 120 km from Stockholm. You go by bus or own car to Simpnäs pier where parking is available close to boat transport to Arholma Northern Pier. A boat from Simpnäs dock runs a shuttle service with preliminary start at 08:00 until 10:00. Arrival by boat from Arholma takes a shuttle from Arholma pier with preliminary start from 19:00 until 21:00. The boat trip takes about 15 minutes.
WHERE DO I FIND THE BEST SWIMRUN EQUIPMENT?
Our partner Wolff-Wear will help you more than happy to find the best gadgets. With long experience of swimrun they have a good idea of what works in practice. Visit www.wolff-wear.se
I WANT TO FIND A TRAINING PARTNER. CAN YOU HELP ME?
If you do not have anyone to compete and train with, we recommend that you take a look at www.wolff-wear.se/swimrun-partner-match.html There you can write a little about yourself and your experiences and ambitions and we will help you find a suitable partner.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE RACE RULES?
Competition rules and conditions can be found here »