22 kilometers of trail run, 2000 meters of swimming, 23 total swim stretches between 12 islands and islets makes Ångaloppet in Nyköping’s archipelago a beautiful and incomparable race. Teams of two run on gravel roads, through pastures and untamed forests. The pairs brave it through tough terrain and swim through both sweet and salt water.
The entire race takes place at Ånga Gård, which is located 14 km outside of Nyköping and approximately 100 km south of Stockholm. The course takes competitors first in and around the Ången Lake. After they have made it around Ånga Gård’s parameters, they head down to the sea with their sights set on the Rensholmen island before taking a turn back in towards Ånga Gård for the finish line.
To get an idea of what Swimrun is please take a look at the video below. The video is recorded during the 2015 race, you can choose English subtitle.
The terrain for the running portion of the course is a variation of forest, small trails and gravel roads. The entire foot course is marked with orange markers and the swimming distances are marked with yellow floaters (buoys). Out of 23 swimming stretches, the longest one is about 300 meters and the shortest one is around 40 meters. Along the course, there are a total of 5 hydration stations. We are currently planning the course for Ångaloppet 2015 but you can here see the course from Ångaloppet 2015.
Ångaloppet 2017 will take place on the 13 th of August, 2017, and the team competitors can enter in the classes: women’s, men’s or mixed. The start is at 10:00 am
In 2016, the majority of teams can wear swimsuits with legs (jammers or full leg.) Teams can choose to wear tight tops. The competitors are only allowed to bring a pull-buoy or a kickboard. Fins and hand-paddles are prohibited during the competition.
There are one checkpoint on the route of the course. This checkpoint is located at the hydration station on Rensholmen. At this checkpoint each team have to pass together and it is each team’s responsibility to see that the officials have confirmed them.
The teams must have passed the hydration station on Rensholmen island at the latest 4 hours after the start.
Ånga Gård is located 20 km from Skavsta International Airport (http://www.skavsta.se/). Ryan Air and Wizz Air fly to Skavsta from 57 European destinations.
From Stockholm: To reach Ånga Gård from Stockholm, it is easiest to drive. Take E4 South from Stockholm and take the exit towards Trosa. Follow highway 219 towards Studsvik, and after passing Studsvik, it is approximately 14 kilometers to the entrance to Ånga Gård.
The entry fee for Ångaloppet 2017:
The entry fee includes:
The entry application is available on here and is only available in Swedish, but if you want to register for the race please contact either Nils or Fredrik at email@example.com.