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Welcome to Kuopio Swimrun, a great swimrun adventure on Finnish lakes, isles, hills and forests!

Registration to Kuopio Swimrun 2023 is closed.

Distances and categories:
*Short 15km: Team and Single
*Long 25km: Men Team, Women Team, Mixed Team + Men single and women single
*Ultimate 53km: Teams of two -> read more here

Route maps, descriptions and distance charts for all courses HERE

Are you in need of some rental swimrun equipment? Please e-mail us!

Prizes for the TOP3 at Long and Ultimate course, some lottery prizes for Short course

Entry fees (incl. VAT 10%):



Short 15km

75€ / person        

150€ / team        

Long 25km

100€ / person        

180€ / team  

Ultimate 53km


225€ / team 

Entry dead-line is Sunday the 2nd of July 2023.
Students / children: discount -10€ / person (cannot be combined with other discounts)
Contact: info(a)
Entry fees must be paid directly by way of email-responded invoice. Bank transfer payment only!
Entry fee includes:
·         Timing in every categories
·         Marked route through the course
·         Refreshment stations every 4-6kms
·         Salmon soup lunch
·         Protein Cake and coffee
·         Kuopio Swimrun techincal T-Shirt                                                                                         
·         Kuopio Swimrun -foldable cup, to be returned when finishing
·         Dressroom and Shower
·         Nice prizes for lucky and strongest ones
·         Awesome swimrun experience through Finnish Lakeland!

See how to get there

Preliminary Schedule (for Short and Long course, for Ultimate see here):
Saturday 8th of July 2023, Address: Pinokuja 6
8.30-9.30 am. Registration confirmation Kuopio Swimrun Short and Long
9.40 am. Race briefing Short and Long
10.00 am. Start Kuopio Swimrun Long
10.05 am. Start Kuopio Swimrun Short
apprx. 12.15 pm. Fastest Short finishing
apprx. 1.00 pm. Fastest Long finishing
1.00 pm. Cut off Long (11km)
3.00 pm. Prize-giving Ceremony Long and Ultimate

By registering the competition, you accept the following rules!

Each competitor goes through the competition course at his / her own risk. The organizer has no responsible for any accident during the race. Find out you have a valid insurance of your own for swimrun.

Children under 18 years may compete only with a permission by one´s guardian!

Kuopio Swimrun is arranged at World Orienteering Championships 2025 embargoed area.  According to the IOF Competition rules (§ 26.5), embargoed areas are forbidden for all potential WOC 2025 athletes, team officials and other persons, who, through knowledge of the terrain, may influence the results of the competitions.

The participation fee must be paid by bank transfer after registration. Participation cannot be cancelled, but your participation can be transferred to another competitor. If so, send message to: info(a)

If the competition is cancelled, the organizer has the right to withhold 30% of the entry fee. If the competition is cancelled or the race course is changed during the competition day due to weather conditions, the entry fees will not be refunded. If the competition is cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 all entries will be moved to the new date with no cost.

Mandatory equipment:
Swimming cap 1pc / person
Whistle  1pc / person
First Aid Bandage 1pc / person or team
Foldable cup 1pc / person, supplied by organizer, to be returned
Wetsuit or Pull-Buoy 1pc / person
GPS-device for chosen competitors, supplied by organizer, to be returned

Recommended equipment:
Pull Buoy
Swimming goggles
Hand paddles
Spike shoes

Forbidden Equipment (on Long and Ultimate course):
Floating equipment with a total size of over 32cm x 30cm x 15cm
Flippers longer than 15cm

During the race:
Competitors must proceed the whole course along the marked route

Maximum distance between team members is 50m on the ground and 10m on the water

Refreshment stations (liquid+energy) are available every 4-6 kilometers. Competitors can also carry their own snack. Receiving external assistance is only allowed in emergency.

Competitors / Teams carry all their equipment from the start to the finish. Gel rubbish etc. can be junked at refreshment stations, otherwise absolutely no littering!

If needed, each participant is obliged to assist an injured competitor or organizer in an emergency situation.

The organizer has guiding / rescue personnel on longer swim sections and as a tail-end supervisor, but make always sure to protect your way especially on difficult trails and some short roadways.

On the long course, there is a Cut Off point (11km / 3h). Missed teams will be directed to the short cut (short course).

Abandoned competitors must report straight for the nearest refreshment station or finish.


The protests must be left to the competition information after the informal results and before the prizegiving. The results will be published on the website

The organizer reserves the right to publish the images and videos taken during the event for marketing / reporting the competition.

If the previous rules or some later instructions given by organizer aren´t observed, team / single competitor can be disqualified.