The storyn behind Öloppet

Year 2017 is the sixth year of Öloppet, and it is clear the interest for swimrun and Öloppet is bigger than ever. We think that is great fun!

The swimrun race Öloppet started in 2011. The founders, the four friends Henrik, Henrik, Helena and Jonathan, came up with the idea after having participated in several swimrun races. They had a will to spread the sport of swimrun, and they decided to start planning for their first own race. As native west cost citizens, the Southern archipelago of Gothenburg was an obvious choice of location. In 2012 the first Öloppet took place with 100 valiant team and the rest is history. This year almost 800 teams are expected to participate in what today is the world´s biggest swimrun event.

See pictures from previous year