27 JUNE 2021
SPRINT | CLASSIC | NIGHT
ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE
"A postcard setting, the perfect playground for the swimrun"
2.8km SWIM / 8.2km RUN
Effort time: 1h20 to 3h15
Between discovery and accessibility, the SPRINT SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD format allows a tasty mix between novices, initiates and confirmed swimrunners. The ideal distance for discovering the swimrun, in SOLO or DUO, the rhythmical and fun course is designed around Embrun and crosses the Lake of Serre-Ponçon twice.
4.35km SWIM / 19.25km RUN
Effort time: 2h40 to 5h00
The CLASSIC SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD format represents the intermediate weekend distance. Open to SOLOS and DUOS, it remains within everyone's reach, as long as they are ready to be transported to the foot of the Massif des Écrins in breathtaking panoramas. An intense experience.
41.50km | ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE
7.20km SWIM / 34.30km RUN
Time of effort: 4h30 to 8h15
A night swimrun is an unforgettable adventure that will remind you how powerful, majestic and dark Mother Nature is. In the dark of night, or in a fortuitous moonlight, only the reflective buoys while swimming and the headlamps while running will light you up in front of the immensity of the place. Alone, facing yourself.
from 800m to 2500m
6 years to 15 years
Effort time: 8′ to 20′
Scheduled the day before the events, the KIDS SWIMRUNMAN races are reserved for children aged 6 to 15 years old on the beaches of Lac d'Embrun and on the outskirts of the village start/finish. This is a unique opportunity for the little champion seeds to come and swim, run and cross the same "Finishline" as their elders!
"In the heart of the Southern Alps, 3000 hectares of turquoise water as far as the eye can see..."
Some even say that it is a piece of the Mediterranean that seems to have been laid at the foot of the Alps. With the Embrun swimrun, it's a real piece of paradise that you'll discover at the Lac de Serre-Ponçon Located at an altitude of 780m, it reflects in its waters the innumerable peaks perched more than 2000m above sea level in the Écrins National Park. Faced with this vast expanse of turquoise blue water, which makes it the second largest artificial lake in Europe, time seems suspended. Here, everything is here to a life-size swimrun.
In 2021, a new and unique format will be created in Embrun Serre-Ponçon: the NIGHT SWIMRUNMAN (41km). An emblematic night-time swimrun course that gives you the opportunity to take up an extraordinary challenge from dusk to dawn. Get ready to light up the darkness..
In addition to this night swimrun, the CLASSIC (23km) and SPRINT (11km) courses will allow everyone to live the SWIMRUNMAN adventure of their choice. Discover below the description of the courses (SPRINT / CLASSIC / NIGHT ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE).
"Unique races in an exceptional setting"
These swimrun races will leave each of you with a memorable memory. Embrun is a land of outdoor sports and moreover of swimrun. Lake Serre-Ponçon, a real inland sea, is a huge body of water like no other. The surrounding mountainous paths allow you to gain height to enjoy magnificent panoramas. On June 26th and 27th 2021 you will be several hundred swimrunners to take up the SWIMRUN EMBRUN challenge proposed by the organization.
The three swimrun courses, laid out in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes and Southern Alps departments, will cross over distances of 11km (SPRINT), 23.6km (CLASSIC) and 41.5km (NIGHT ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE, the first night swimrun ever organised!) the communes of Embrun, Puy-Sanières, Crots and Savines-le-Lac. The steep paths of the Embrunais will allow you to gain height on the Lac de Serre-Ponçon and the Durance to better appreciate the moment.
For this second edition, more than 700 participants will be expected at the start of the water race in Embrun. And you?