ABOUT LÅNGHOLMEN SWIMRUN 2018 JUNE 16
In Långholmen SwimRun you compete in teams of two people in the classes; Men, Women and Mixed. Participants alternate between running and swimming with minimal stops associated with getting in and out of the water. The shoes usually is kept on during the swim sections and wetsuit stays on at the running parts. The contest is open to everyone regardless of whether they make their first SwimRun contest or if they belong to the world's elite.
The swimming takes place in open water along Södermalm and city of Stockholm. Nobels old dynamite factory, The city Hall, the Royal Castle and The old town are some of the sightseeing you will get during the race. The course furthermore provides participants the opportunity to feel what it's like to run up in one of Stockholms ski slopes which has held a World Cup Ski race back in the 80's.
The start and finish take place at the island Långholmen. The island for centuries served as a prison but now a days the old prison buildings serves as a hotel and museum.
THE RULES IN SHORT
All of the equipment that the athletes uses has to be carried all the way from start to the finish line.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT THAT THE ORGANISATION WILL SUPPLY
- Course Map
- Electronic control card
- Swimming caps must be worn visible during all the swims
- Wetsuit tattoo must be worn visible all the time during the race
- 1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
- 1 Compass
- 2 Whistles
- 2 wetsuits (optional in the sprint race)
Floating subjects greater than 100 × 60 centimeters are not allowed. Paddles, fins, pullbuoys or similar objects are allowed as long as they are carried all the way from the start to the finish line.Swimming goggles and shoes with low wet weight is recommended.
Leaving objects and littering along the course will lead to disqualification.
The fastest route between the swimming distances and the other control points will be marked with tape. The organizer can not guarantee that the tape are not removed during the race day. Participants are therefore equipped with a map where this road is plotted.
The timing system we use are the same that are used for Orienteering. At the beginning and end of each swim section, and at some other spots along the course there are control points. At the control points there is readers located that reads the electronic control card. The reader gives off a sound when finished reading. It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that all of these checkpoints are scanned along the course. If not all control points are properly scanned and in the correct sequence this may lead to disqualification. All the control points will be clearly marked, by red dots on the map. This may sound complicated but it really is is not. The organizer will carefully explain all about the control system on the race meeting.
SWIM 3 KM, RUN 30 KM
Running section A (Långholmen) 1220 meters
Swim section 1 (Långholmens Klippbad from bay to bay) 75 meters
Running section B (Långholmen) 400 meters
Swim section 2 (From anchoring sign on the northern side of the island along land and under Västerbron) 165 meters
Running section C (Långholmen) 230 meters
Swim section 3 (From the steamboat pier to the other side of the bay) 135 meters
Running section D (Långholmen) 1250 meters
Swim section 4 (Cross the small bay at the west side of Långholmen) 110 meters
Running section E (Långholmen) 900 meters
Swim section 5 (From the jetty along land and under the Långholms bridge) 80 meters
Running section F (Långholmen) 220 meters
Running section G (Långholmen to the jetty infront of the Medieval Museum Helgeandsholmen) 4200 meters
Swim section 6 (From the jetty at Helgeandsholmen across Norrström to Strömgatan) 125 meters
Running section H (Strömgatan to The City hall) 1400 meters
Swim section 7 (In front of The City Hall) 100 meters
Running section I (The City hall - Horsnbergs Strand) 3700 meters
Swim section 8 (Hornsbergs Strand from the first pier along the dock pass the baths) 580 meters
Running section J (Horsnbergs Strand to jetty at Stora Essingen) 4400 meters
Swim section 9 (From Jetty to jetty along land at Stora Essingen) 180 meters
Running section K (Stora Essingen to Concrete pier at Vinterviken) 3200 meters
Swim section 10 (Concrete pier along land to small beach) 110 meters
Running section L (Vinterviken around the left side of Trekanten) 2700 meters
16:00 Cutoff for the participants that have not yet started swimming in Sjön Trekanten.
Swim section 11 (From the east to the west side of Trekanten) 650 meters
Sprint price Running (Up hill Nybohovs old ski slope) 300 meters
Aid Station 2 at the top of Blommensbergsbacken/the old ski slope
Running section M (Trekanten - Liljeholmskajen) 1700 meters
Swim section 12 (Liljeholmskajen) - 160 meters
Running section N (Liljeholmskajen over the train bridge across Årstaviken) 2000 meters
Swim section 13 (from jetty at Södermalm to Årstaholmar) - 70 meters
Running section O (Årstaholmar) 800 meters
Swim section 14 (Årstaholmar back to Södermalm) 210 meters
Running section P (Along Årstaviken to the beach in Tantolunden) 450 meters
Swim section 15 (Outside the buoys around the beach) 240 meters
Running section Q (Tantolunden - Finish at Långholmen) 1450 meters
LÅNGHOLMEN SWIMRUN SPRINT
SWIM 500 M, RUN 4,5 KM
Running section A (Långholmen)
Swim section 1 (from beach to beach at Långholmen)
Running section B (Långholmen)
Simsträcka 2 (Along land on the north side of the island under Västerbron)
Running section C (Långholmen)
Swim section 3 (From the steamboat pier along the to the other side of the bay)
Running section D (Långholmen)
Swim section 4 (Over the bay on the west side of Långholmen)
Running section E (Långholmen)
Swim section 5 (From the jetty along land and under the Långholms bridge)
Running section F (From Långholmsbron around the soccer field to the finish line)
Saturday, JUNE 17, 2017
09.00 – 10.30 REGISTRAITION
Registraion, late registration (cash and Swish only). Display of mandatory equipment at Start area Långholmsmuren 2D (see the map). Pickup of; number tags, timing chips, swim caps, map, goodie bag, food tickets and plastic bag for your change. Changing clothes may be left here later.
10.30 Race meeting
Is held at the start area
11.15 Hand in to the clothes storage
in the tent at Start area. Change of clothes should be placed in plastic bags provided by the organizer. Staff will be in tent all day, and only athletes are allowed to enter the tent. However the organizers do not take the responsibility for valuables left in the tent.
12.00 Start SPRINT and FULL DISTANCE
12.25 First teams are expected to finish the sprint (4,5K+0,5K)
13.00 Prize Giving SPRINT distance
15:00 First teams are expected to finish the full distance (30K+3K)
16:00 Cutoff for the participants that have not yet started swimming in Sjön Trekanten (swimming 11).
17.00 Prize Giving (FULL distance)
Mandatory equipment to be displayed on registration:
Whistle (only for full distance) - one per person
Wetsuits (only for full distance)- one per person
First aid kit (tourniquet) - at least one per team
There will be 3 aid stations along the course. These will be market on the map (see below). At the finish we serve all participants, water, drinks, coffee, fruit etc. Participants who do the full distance will have pizza in exchange for there food ticket.
Parking the car is most easily done at Hornstullstrand or at the campsite on Långholmen. Note that you must use Pålsundsbron to reach the campsite.
The closest underground station is called Hornstull, about a 10 mins walk. Buses no 4, no 40 and no 54 stop close by.
SHOWERS AND CHANGING ROOMS
After the race you have the possibility that for a small fee (20 kr) use the showers and changing rooms at Långholmen Camping. 2-minute walk from the finish area. There are also free toilettes and outdoor showers at the beach (see map). Before the race we recomend you to change outside at some of the big fields near the start.
Rules in short:
- Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race
Swimcaps must be worn visible during all the swims
- The members of the team must under no circumstances be more than 20 meters apart, either on land or in the water.
- 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.
- Floatation help that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm IS NOT ALLOWED
- The participants must follow the marked course
- By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full
The participants that do not follow the rules will be disqualified
For Instagram pics please use #swimrunsthlm for the race
Do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or why not giv us a call at +4673-5450547.
Peter, Stefan och Mattias