The organisers of  ÖTILLÖ have kindly given Swim Run UK events  permission to use the same set of rules. This helps standardise things for athletes who have, or will, compete in the Swedish events.

Athletes will be in teams of two.

Athletes must wear a wetsuit.

Athletes must carry all their own equipment at all times.


1. Organisation

1.1 Race organisation

  1. Swim Run UK is organised by

Alan Anderson, Ha Ha Events, 38 Edgemont St, Glasgow G41 3EL

Ha Ha Events also organise 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive, Arran Man & LOCH loMAN Triathlons.

  1. Email:

2. Entry pre-requisite

  1. 2.1 To be able to participate in any SWIM RUN UK race you have to race in a team consisting of two persons that are at least 18 years old and able to swim.
  2. 2.3 Entry fee is final. No refunds will be given. Deferral can be made to 2016 or an alternative Ha Ha Events race is space is available.
  3. 2.4 It is allowed to change one team member in your team
  4. 2.5 No external sales of your entry is allowed

3. Race course

3.1 Race course

  1. 3.1.1 The race course is marked. The finalised race route will not be published until 4 weeks prior to the race. The draft course is 6.3km swim with 42km run. The run section is predominately flat on the Great Glen Way.
  2. 3.1.2 The participants must follow the marked course
  3. 3.1.3 The participants that do not follow the marked course will be disqualified

3.2 Water checkpoints

  1. 3.2.1 There will be several water / food checkpoints throughout the course

3.3 Medical points

  1. 3.3.1 There will be several medical points where participants can get help if needed
  2. 3.3.2 There will be medical staff and equipment on boats.

4 Equipment

4.1 General about Equipment

  1. 4.1.1 All teams need to bring all their equipment from start to finish, if a team fail to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified.

4.2 Mandatory equipment

  • 1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
  • 2 Wetsuits suitable for water temperature of 10 degrees Celsius
  • 1 Compass
  • 1 Waterproof map holder
  • 2 Whistles
  • 1 backpack, hip pack or something to carry the mandatory equipment

4.3 Mandatory equipment that the organisation will supply

  • Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race
  • Maps
  • Timing chip
  • Swimcaps must be worn visible during all the swims

4.4 Recommended equipment

  • Water bladder

4.5 Equipment check before the race

  • Before the race there will be a mandatory gear check.

4.6 Equipment that is NOT allowed

  • Floatation help that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.

5 Timing

5.1 Timing

  1. 5.1.1 The time is from the start until the last of the two team members have passed the finish line

5.2 Cut offs

  1. 5.2.1 Throughout the course there will be cut offs where the teams need to pass by a certain time to be able to continue racing.
  2. 5.2.2 Information about the cut off times will be given the week before the start

6 Racers responsibility

6.1 General

  1. 6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow these
  2. 6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, organisation, spectators and the people living in the race area.
  3. 6.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages
  4. 6.1.4 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the organisation is asking for it.

6.2 Before the race

  1. 6.2.1 The finalised race route will not be published until 4 weeks prior to the race. The participants can train and scout the course area prior to the race but have to respect the residents in the area. It is forbidden to swim in the man made sections of the Caledonia Canal. We advise against swimming near or crossing the navigable channels of the lochs before the event.

6.3 During the race

  1. 6.3.1 The participants are participating at their own risk and can not hold the organisation responsible for any accident during the race.
  2. 6.3.2 The teams are obliged at their best ability to help another team that have been injured or being sick.
  3. 6.3.3 A team that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organisation.
  4. 6.3.4 The participants are not allowed to throw away rubbish except at a designated refuse collection point. If a team is doing so they will get disqualified.

7 Rules

7.1 Race jury

  1. 7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race organisation.
  2. 7.1.2 The race jury is:
    – Enforcing the rules
    – Decide the outcome of a protest
    – Decide about disqualification
    – Decide about course changes and changes in the rules
  3. 7.1.3 At least two members of the jury is needed to be able to take a race jury decision.
  4. 7.1.4 The race jury has the right to use “common sense” to take a decision about arisen situation if it is not clear in the rules
  5. 7.1.5 The decision of the race jury is definitive.

7.2 Protests

  1. 7.2.1 A protest must be given in written to the race organisation within an hour after finishing the race.
  2. 7.2.2 A protest must include:
    – Time and location
    – Team number and signatures of the team members
    – Team number or team name of the team that the protest is against
    – The reason for the protest
    – If possible include witness with name or team number
  3. 7.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point 7.2.2 is being ignored.
  4. 7.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated with to those involved as soon as possible.

7.3 Disqualifications

  • Offence against the rules leads to disqualification.

7.4 External assistance

  • It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people than the race organisation. Each team has to make their own way from start to finish.

8 Safety

8.1 General safety rules

  1. 8.1.1 The two members of each team have to stay together at all times and can not be more than 100 metres apart on land and not more than 10 metres during swimming.
  2. 8.1.2 The race organisation can refuse a team to continue if they judge them not capable caused by fatigue or being in such bad physical condition.

9 Media and sponsor exposure

9.1 Sponsor markings

  1. The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.

9.2 Race bibs

  1. The race bibs can not be modified in any way and must be worn all the time

9.3 Pictures and film free rights

  • The participants gives the race organisation the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and movie.

10 Accepting the rules

  1. By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full.
  2. You accept that the organisers can make “common sense” changes to the race rules prior to the event.


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