About the race

Höga Kusten Swimrun is a unique race in a truly amazing environment. The competitors run and swim in the heart of the High Coast region, along the spectacular coast and over Sweden's highest Island Mjältön.

New for 2019 – there are three different courses: Original / Sprint / Family and Friends. Teams of two in all classes, but it is also allowed to race solo in the Sprint category.

 

The Original has a total distance of 37,9 km, of which 6,9 km is swimming and 31 km is running.

The course starts at Entré Nord in the High Coast Area and finishes at Friluftsbyn in Skule. Most of the course goes through the woods, but also lingers on beautiful trails and gravel roads. Some of the trails are very technically demanding. The swim sections are between 140 and 940 meters long.

A bus transport will take the racers from the registration at Friluftsbyn in Skule to the start at Entré Nord in the High Coast Area.

Participants need a good technique to be quick in and out of the water as there are as many as 22 ins and outs. A total of 11 swim sections.

 

Höga Kusten Swimrun Sprint has a total distance of 21,9 km, of which 4,2 km is swimming and 17,7 km is running.

The Sprint category will start below Gårdberget and finish at Friluftsbyn in Skule. The course will go on beautiful trails, some quite technical and also on gravel road and in woods. The swim sections are between 750 to 940 meters long.

A bus transport will take the racers from the registration at Friluftsbyn in Skule to the start below Gårdberget.

The course is divided into 5 swims and 5 runs, the longest swim is 940 meters. The Sprint Course goes on same course as the original course from the start below Gårdberget.

There are safety boats and scooters, medical staff and functionaries along the course to make the race as safe as possible.

 

Family & Friends has a total distance of 3km. Family & Friends course will be held on Friday evening August 16 with start and finish at Friluftsbyn in Skule.

Take the opportunity to try Swimrun with a friend or your kids, it will be fun and a race to remember. The racers will run and swim along/around Gällstasjön on trails and gravel road on a marked route.

Children under 11 years must race with a person over 18 years old (myndig). 11 years old children are allowed to race with children in same age as long they have taken "Simborgarmärket" before the race, so that they can swim at least 200meter without rest, and are allowed by their parents.

Everyone will get a medal and diploma at finishline.

There will be safety boats on the water along the course, to make the race as safe as possible.

 

Schedule

Friday, August 16th 2019
17:00 – 19:00    Registration opens at Friluftsbyn in Skule (ok for everyone to register if wanted)
18:00   Start of Family & Friends
 

Saturday, August 17th 2019

07:30 – 11:00   Registration is open
08:30 – 08:45   Mandatory Racebriefing (Original)
09.00   Bus transportation to the start at Entré Nord (Original)
10:00   START – Original Course
11:00 - 11:15   Mandatory Racebriefing (Sprint)
11:30   Bus transportation to the start at Gårdberget (Sprint)
13:00   START – Sprint Course
15:00   Estimated finish for Original Course
15:30   Estimated finish for Sprint Course
18:00   Prize giving ceremony for both Original and Sprint Courses
15:00 – 21.00   Relax in Friluftsbyn with Burgers and beverage

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Design: Ulf Niederbach | Production: Magnus Stenman 2017 | Photo: Peder Sundström, Magnus Stenman, Göran Digné, Leif Wikberg