In English

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

 

Register here

 
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 -> special instructions here


Route maps, descriptions and distance charts for all courses HERE
!!! For LONG SINGLE participants some former swimrun experience on distance 25km+ or 5h+ is required !!! No exceptions !!!
Prizes for the best at Long and Ultimate course, some lottery prizes for Short course

Entry fees:

Single

Teams

Short 15km

75€ / person        

150€ / team        

Long 25km

100€ / person        

180€ / team

Ultimate 53km

-

225€ / team

Entry dead-line is Thursday 30th of June 2021.
Students / children: discount -10€ / person (cannot be combined with other discounts)
Contact: info(a)kuopioswimrun.fi
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 giveaway                                                                                           
·         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):
Saturday 9th of July 2022, Address: Pinokuja 6
8.30-9.30 am. Registration confirmation Kuopio Swimrun Short and Long
9.45 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. Long voittaja maalissa
1.00 pm. Cut off Long (noin 11km)
3.00 pm. Prize-giving Ceremony Long and Ultimate



By registering the competition, you accept the following rules!


Entry:
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)kuopioswimrun.fi

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 1pc / person
If the temperature of water and air is high, the wetsuit can be converted into an optional accessory. In this case, Pull-Buoy is mandatory. The decision will be made no later than 5th of July.

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.

Others:

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 www.kuopioswimrun.fi

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.