IMMELN SWIMRUN 2023
Dear friends and contestants, ATOBE welcomes you to Immeln Swimrun 2023
We look forward to meeting you on the 19th of August 2023 for the 9th edition of Immeln Swimrun!
The arena is located in Immelns Båthamn and you can click on the link below to get directions there:
Arena and Parking
There are a few different parking spaces adjacent to the arena. There is one in direct connection to the finish area and there are more places next to the start at Immelns Kanotcenter. There is also a third parking lot at Immelns Bygdegård which is a couple of minutes away. See arena map.
Registration and collection of starter kits
All teams must register and pick up their starter kit when they arrive. The secretariat/race office is located by a tent in the arena and can not be missed. It opens at 07:15 and everyone must have picked up their starter kits before or in connection with the Race meeting (more about this below).
The breakfast service opens at 7:30 and stays open until the Race Meeting at 9:00. It consists of a nutritious buffé aimed at preparing you for a physical day.
Race meeting takes place after breakfast at 9:00. All teams must be represented at the Race meeting with at least one team member. Teams that miss the Race meeting will not be allowed to start the race. During the meeting, we go through the conditions of the competition day and other useful information.
The start of the race
The start will take place at the Race Arena by Immelns Båthamn. The start takes place at 10:00 and 10:30. The race starts with a run southwards before returning and passing the Race Arena before the first swim.
Changing rooms, Bathroom & Showers
Changing into your race attire can be done at the arena or at the start. There are 2 public bathrooms available 100m from the Race Arena.
After the race there is a possibility to use the showers at Immelns Camping.
When you are changed and ready, it is possible to store the bags in a tent in the arena that is under the supervision of officials all day. The parking lots are close enough to put your bags in your cars and pick them up after you cross the finish line.
The course will be well marked with red/white plastic markers, and there’s no need for a map in order to get from start to finish. The map provided in the starter kit is to give a good overview of the course. As a rule of thumb, you should not run longer than 50 m without seeing a marker, because then you have probably run past a turn or similar.
In addition to the plastic markers buoys, flags and banners will also help you navigate the swims.
All participants must follow the rules of the race. They are for your safety and should a team break a rule, they will be disqualified. The rules can be found at https://atobe.se/rules/.
There will be officials along the entire course guiding participants in and out of the water. They are there for you and will help you in any way they can to make sure you are both safe and have a great experience. At checkpoints (see next point) timekeeping will also take place and if you are asked to say your team number, you must present it to the official. Officials wear vests and may look something like this:
Checkpoints & Energy Stations (Applies to Middle and Long Distance)
There will be checkpoints for timing along the courses. Please help timing officials by clearly showcasing the number on your race bib.
Checkpoint one (CH1) will be at segment 9 showcased on the map.
Checkpoint two (CH2) – segment 19 (only for Long Distance)
Checkpoint three (CH3) – segment 31 (only for Long Distance)
At these checkpoints there will also be energy and snacks. These will include water, energy drinks, fruit, nuts, cakes and hot drinks. In addition, there will also be several places along the course where water will be served.
The finish line takes place at the Race Arena in Immelns Båthamn.
Nutritious and good food will be served to all participants in the arena at the same tent where breakfast was served. The food is served continuously after the participants have finished and had time to change. If you have announced any special dietary requests when registering, specific food will be marked for you.
Prices for winners in each class will be awarded. Winners and other participants are invited to stay upon finishing for an official award ceremony.
07:15 – 08:30 Registration and collection of starter kits. The starter kit contains a swimming cap, map and labels for bags.
07:30 – Breakfast begins to be served
9:00 – 9:15 Race Meeting
9.30 Start of the KIDS race.
10:00 – Start for Middle and Long Distance. Be at the starting line at least 5 minutes before.
10:30 – Start for Sprint Distance.
12:00 – Dinner begins to be served.
14.30 – Award ceremony for winners of each class.
For Sprint Distance there is no cut-off time.
For Middle Distance you must pass CH1 before 11:30.
For Long Distance you must pass CH1 before 11:30, CH2 before 13:30 and CH3 before 15:30.
We strongly recommend all participants to wear some form of wetsuit or other floatation aid. However, it is not mandatory since our race is in August, and we allow for participants to use their own sound judgment.
Each team must carry at least one whistle for safety reasons. The provided numbered vest should be worn at all times.
Participants should bring their own swim caps for the race and these must be worn during swims.
We will provide a foldable silicone cup which we want you to use at the water- and energy stations. This cup should be carried throughout the race by the participants.
- Swimming glasses
- Buoy (max 50 x 30 cm) and / or floating calf inserts
- Fins (max 15 cm from toes)
Staying over / Housing
- Local Swimrunner Ulrika Nilsson offers a 4 bed cottage by the lake, 200m from the arena. Here’s the link to book:
- Breanäs Konference Hotell offers a 20% discount to racers and their families when using the code “Swimrun22” on their webpage: https://www.breanashotell.se/boka/
- Immeln Guesthouse offers 1000 kr/night for a 2-person room. Book at by contacting them directly and mention the race. [email protected] (100m from the Race Arena)
- Camp Immeln offers alternatives from cottages to a simple space to place your tent. About 300m from the Race Arena. https://immeln.camp/boende/
Following the race:
It will be possible to follow the race live via updates on RaceID. The list will appear after the start and be updated with each checkpoint a team passes.
There will also be a livestream. A link for this will be published on the day of the race.
CONTACT INFO ATOBE:
Melker Larsson – Race Director / [email protected] / +46723-867138
Henrik Larsson – Head of Course and Officials / [email protected] / +46708-221711
You’re welcome to contact us with any remaining questions!