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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. 


All of the equipment that the athletes uses has to be carried all the way from start to the finish line.


- Course Map 

- Swimming caps must be worn visible during all the swims

- Race bibs



- 1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
- 2 Whistles

- At least one neoprene garment or other flotation device such as a pull-bouy or a kick board for each competitor. We highly recommend wetsuits or neoprene shorts and vest. 


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. 




Start 12.00

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


SWIM 500 M, RUN 4,5 KM


Start 12.00

Running section A (Långholmen)
1220 meter

Swim section 1 (from beach to beach at Långholmen)
75 meter

Running section  B (Långholmen)
400 meters

Simsträcka 2 (Along land on the north side of the island under Västerbron)
165 meters

Running section  C (Långholmen)
230 meters

Swim section 3 (From the steamboat pier along the to the other side of the bay)
120 meters

Running section  D (Långholmen)
1250 meters

Swim section 4 (Over the bay on 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 (From Långholmsbron around the soccer field to the finish line)
500 meters



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.


12.25 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.

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 info@langholmenswimrun.se or why not giv us a call at +4673-5450547.


Best regards

Peter, Stefan och Mattias