Race information

It is our goal to offer all our participants a professional and awesome experience during EX Swimrun. As a part of that we have gathered all the questions we think you can have. We recommend that you read all of them before the race. 

This page will be updated continuously up until the race. 

Start time EX Supersafari - saturday 15/5

We will gather the groups for a safari briefing at 11.00 and expect to let the groups take off at 11.30. The time allowed will be either 3 or 4 hours (to be decided). Since we expect all participants to stay for food, coffee and a cosy hang-around we will close the Supersafari at about 16-17 depending on the hours allowed on the "course".

Start time EX21 - sunday 16/5

EX21 will start at 13.00 CET with a mandatory Race Meeting 30 min before the start. Make sure you give yourselves plenty of time to pick up your race info, store your gear etc.

Starting time EXSS - sunday 16/5

EX Supersprint Invitational will start at 10.00 am on the same day as EX21. The Super sprint is an invitation only event the inaugural year. Come early and enjoy seeing the Swimrun legends race. The race can be best seen from Edsvik viewing point.

Start and finish

All races will start and finish at beautiful Edsvik in Sollentuna. Address: Landsnoravägen 42, 19157 Sollentuna.

Toilets at the start and finish

There will be several toilets at the start and finish area. The lines will as always increase the closer we get to the start. There are more toilets at Medley Sport- och Simhall about 250m away.

Shower and sauna after the race

Via our partner Medley Sim- och Sporthall we can offer a hot shower and relaxing sauna after the race. By showing your race bib entry is free of charge. 

 

Getting to EX by car

We recommend traveling by public transport, but if you arrive by car you can park at Edsvik. If the parking close to the arena is full there are plenty of more parking spots at Medley Sim- och Sporthall as well as Rudbecks Gymnasium, both about 250m away.

Getting to EX with public transport

Edsvik is really accessible by public transport. The closest bus stop is Edsvik and then you just walk a short 5 min walk past the castle through the park. If you are coming from Stockholm City just take the commuter train (pendeltåg) from Stockholm City to Sollentuna Station and then the bus. Have a look at Google Maps.

 

Staying over in Sollentuna

If you wish to stay over the night before or after the race, we can recommend Scandic Star Hotel by Sollentuna Centrum. 

Bag drop

We will have a simple bag drop by the start and finish. It will be unattended and we take no responsibility for any valuables. You can also leave a bag at Medley Sim- och Sporthall in a locked locker free of charge. Just show your bib. 

Valuables

We recommend you to use the free of charge locker at Medley if you have any valuables to leave behind. 

Checking in and picking up your race kit

Check in your team or solo by the start and finish at Edsvik. Make sure you have plenty of time as we will be running the EX Supersprint Invitational at the same time and the ques may be quite long. .

How long is EX21?

The course is 23 km long divided into 18km running and 5km swimming. Read more under The Course section and have a look at the race film, the distance tabel and course map.

What is the seeding for the pursuit start based on?

We will do our best to seed all the teams properly before the start, but bear in mind this is the first time ever it has been done. When you register you give us information about your latest race which helps us. Also, we know a lot of you participating which will also help us.  

How will the pursuit start work?

We will be starting teams and solo-participants with about 30 seconds delay from Edsvik. Staring lists will be posted and online. It is your responsibility to be at the starting gate in time for you start. Our speaker will also help you be at the right place at the right time. 

Hydration and energy during the race

There will be four energy stations along the course. At the stations you will find water, energy drink, bananas and other energy. Under the course section you will find a map with detailed information about where the energy stations will be along the course.

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No mugs along the course

Just like most other modern swimrun-races we will not have plastic mugs at the energy stations. Each participant needs to bring their own foldable mug or drink flask to fill at the energy station. 

Safety during the race

We will have a lot of voluntary staff allong the course, both on land and on the water. They will be placed along the course and mark swim/run sections and staff energy stations. On the water we will have several boats to secure the swim sections from other traffic. We will also have at least one professional rescue team on the water. You as a participant are also a big part of our security team and are expected to help other participants in need. 

All solo participants are required to have a safe swimmer buoy during the race. We are working on having buoys to lend at the start/finish if you do not have your own. 

Can you be more than 2 people in a team?

No. In EX Swimrun you are either part of a two person team or a solo participant. It is of course fine to team up along the course and help each other out.

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What type of terrain will the runs be in?

The terrain is a mix of prepared gravel paths (30%), trail full of roots and stones (50%), some parts entirely off-trail (10%) and asphalt (10%).

How is the course marked?

All run sections will be marked with ribbons and orange so called enduro-arrows. The transitions to and from the swim sections will be marked with beach flags and in most cases a staff member. 

 

The swim sections will be marked with a beach flag at the start and finish. On some of the longer swims a bouy and / or a floating beach flag will also mark the way. 

What water temperature can I expect?

During a "normal" spring the temperature in Edsvik at the end of May is about 10-14 degrees Celsius. 

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In which classes can you participate?
As a team you can participate in male, female and mixed. In the solo class as male or female. 

 

Can you dive into the water?

It is strictly forbidden to dive into the water at any time. You are expected to jump feet first and at the final Falcon Mountain Base Jump evcen try to get some extra style points!

What is Falcon Mountain Base Jump?

The jump marks the start of the final swim and is about 6m high. Participants will jump from a cliff on Falkberget, Falcon Mountain. A sponsor will secure the jump by building a small ramp for extra safety. It is important that all participants jumping have secured their equipment like paddles, glasses etc. If you loose any equipment you will have to finish the race without it. Make sure to smile during the jump as we will have photographers documenting the jumps and prizes for best jumps. 

Do you have to do the Base Jump?

Of course not. For those that choose not to jump there is an easier way into the water to the left of the jump. You can there walk all the way down and enter the water in a much less spectacular way and join up with your team mate. 

 

Can I get my registration fee back in case of illness etc?

No. We therefore recommend that you have the appropriate insurance, f.ex. Folksam's insurance called Startklar. 

Can you make changes to your team?

Yes. For a small 295 SEK fee you can make changes in your team. This is not for us to make money, but administrative tasks take quite a lot of time so we need to charge a little fee. Email us your requested changes to info@challengize.com and we will help you out. 

How is the time keeping done?

We use our friends Race.se app for time-keeping. At all timing stations out on the course and at the finish we will need to see you race bib nr so make sure you help us out here.

Can you follow the race along the course?

Yes. IT's pretty easy to get around the course by bicycle or car. We recommend these spots that are extra easy to get to. 

Bergendal Kursgård, Sätra Äng, Ulriksdals Slott, Stocksundsbron and Tegelhagens båtklubb. 

Can you follow the race online?

Yes. We wil have several timing stations and we will post a link on the site so you can follow it live in race.se. 

Will I get a medal?

Yes. All participants will receive a medal or something even cooler upon finishing the race. 

Will EX generate any donations to charity?

Yes. Through our co-operation with Team Rynkeby Täby we will donate a minimum of 10.000 SEK to the Children's Cancer Foundation.

EX Swirmun 

Contact

info@challengize.com

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