What distance do you cover during Immeln Swimrun 2018?
Immeln East: The course race is in total approximately 35km, whereof 31,5km is trail running and 3,5km swimming.
Immeln West: The course race is in total approximately 12km, whereof 10,5km is trail running and 1,5km swimming.
How many stages are the race divided into?
Immeln East: 10 swims and 9 runs.
Immeln West: 6 swims and 5 runs.
Where is the competition located?
The race starts near the conference hotel in Breanäs and finishes in Immeln village.
Are there parking facilities?
Yes, both in Immeln village (where the race office, race meeting and the finish is) and in Breanäs where the race starts.
How do you get from Immeln to Breanäs?
The start of the race is in Breanäs, which is located app. 20km from Immeln Village. A bus will transport all contestants from Immeln village to the start in Breanäs. The bus leaves shortly after the breakfast and race meeting.
Are there shower facilities after the race?
Yes. Showers are available. If the weather is forecasted to be cold, we encourage all contestants to store some warm clothes in their drop bags, to be used after having finished the race. The experience from earlier years is that contestants may be cold when they reach the goal. Especially if the temperature is low. Therefore it is nice to have something warm to put on in case there is a queue to get access to the showers.
Is Race Meeting mandatory?
Yes. Race Meeting takes place at 08.30 and at least one of the team members must be present. Before the race meeting, the team must have picked up their race kits from the race office. Teams that miss the race meeting will not be allowed to start in the race. The race office opens at 07.15 AM.
Are there time limits in the race?
Yes there are time limits for Immeln East (no time limits for Immeln West so far). The teams must have crossed the finish line no later than 17:00. There will also be two checkpoints for Immeln East and one checkpoint for Immeln West, where the teams must pass and register. This is a way for the race committee to maintain a high security level during the race day. Teams that have not passed these checkpoints at the designated times will not be allowed to continue the race.
Checkpoint 1: Skärsnäs 13:00
Checkpoint 2: Kvinnoöarna 15:45 Goal: Immeln village 17:00
What kind of food is served before the race?
Breakfast will be served at 07:30 AM. Vegan/vegetarian or meat/traditional will be available.
What kind of food will be served after the race?
For dinner we serve delicious food and you choose if you want a plant based / vegan meal or meat. Cold beer and non alcoholic drinks are included.
Can you compete individually?
No, Immeln Swimrun 2018 is a competition for teams of two, and the teams must not be separated during the whole race (max 20m apart).
Can a team consist of more than two people?
No, this is not allowed either.
How many water checkpoints are there?
There are 2 bigger checkpoints where water, energy drinks and energy snacks will be served. Water will also be available by the start and the finish and on several places along the race.
How is the terrain?
The terrain is varied and in many parts technical where you run across stones, logs and through dense forests. We recommend shoes with good traction. Other parts are less technical and follow roads and paths. Many of the participants from earlier years considered the terrain to be tough and technically demanding.
How do you find your way around the track?
The track will be marked from start to finish. Officials will be present at each swim section guiding the athletes in and out of the water.
How do you know in which direction to swim?
On opposite side at the start of each swim section there are colored markers which you swim towards. On the longer swim sections there will be officials in canoes and/or boats, that help the athletes if needed, and additionally markers/buoys on the water.
What water temperature can be expected?
According to statistics from earlier years the water temperature should be between 15 -20 degrees.
How many teams can participate in Immeln Swimrun 2018?
The number of teams is limited to 75 teams for Immeln East and 75 teams for Immeln West.
In which classes can you compete?
Men, women and mixed. All teams start at 10.00 AM.
What equipment is recommended?
Wetsuits are mandatory. At least “shorty” wetsuit (short legs and arms are ok). We also recommend running shoes with a good grip.
Are you allowed to use aids in the water (paddle / fins or similar)?
Yes, this is recommended in order to be able to swim as fast and safe as possible. Participants may not use flotation devices larger than 50×30 cm.
How will security be maintained during the swim sections?
On all swim sections there will be officials who can assist the contestants if needed. All water entries and exits must be made by wading. Officials will also point out where the water level is sufficient (about waist deep) to start swimming and where they need to be terminated. This is a safety precaution due to the fact that there are stones submerged near the shores.
Can you dive into the water?
No, diving is absolutely forbidden. If this rule is broken the team will be disqualified.
Will Immeln Swimrun 2018 take legal responsibility for the contestants?
No, participation in Immeln Swimrun 2018 is at your own risk. Each participant must have their own insurance.
Will you get the entry fee back in case of illness?
No. We recommend that you subscribe to www.startklar.nu
Can you make changes to the team?
Yes, get in touch with the race organization to get more info about how to do this. If it is done later than the 20th of august 2018, it may not be possible to change food preference.
Will there be medical care available?
Yes, there will be mobile medical staff based at the finish line in Immeln village.
Are you obliged to stop and help a competitor in distress?
Yes, as a participant, you are responsible to help your team partner and your fellow contestants if needed.