Amfibiemannen Swimrun is a competition where you compete as a team consisting of two members. You will start and finish the competition together. Team members must not exceed a distance of 10 meters between each other over the course of the course. Both team members must be able to swim and have experience swimming in open water and have the physical ability to compete for at least four consecutive hours.
All participants must be 18 years or older. The participants compete in the Amfibiemannen Swimrun at their own risk. Organizers can not be held responsible for accidents during or in connection with the event. See further information under “Rules”.
You can compete in the Men, Women and Mix classes in the Amphibian Swimrun. There is no opportunity for individual participation.
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019, the race starts at 12:00 on the island Arholma, in the northern part of the archipelago of Stockholm.
Transport: Bus or own car to Simpnäs bridge where parking is available close to boat transport to Arholma Nord Brygge. 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.
The race: The core values of the race is Swimrun Festival, Safety, Nature Experience and Environment & Sustainability. We therefore choose to maximize the number of teams to 150 to ensure a top-class event.
The course: It is a completely new course that focuses on the swimrunners going through a unique landscape in the outer archipelago with rugged rock hills and challenging technical running. Changes of the course may take place until the start. The course will have the approximate distances 21 km of running and 5 km of swimming.
Competition area: The starting and finish area is located centrally next to the Arholma Pier, close to the Arholma Handel and the Dansbanan. Close to the start area, Amfibiemannen Expo will be available. Here, sponsors will expose and sell goods. In the expo there is also delivery of starter kit, medical care, catering, stage, speaker, storage for competitor belongings, toilets etc
Arholma before and after AM: Contenders will receive offer for accommodation at the two hostels located at Arholma as well as a number of Bed & Breakfast. There is also a possibility to attending a race dinner organized in the evening sunset with views of Åland Sea from Arholma Dance Course.
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