Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of Insurance do I need for Swimrun?

    Before taking part in Solvalla Swimrun you should make sure you have a valid insurance that covers any accident that might occur during the race. You can either contact your own insurance company and ask if it covers your participation, or you can buy an ÖtillÖ Swimrun insurance. The ÖtillÖ swimrun insurance can be bought by all teams participating in Solvalla Swimrun i.e. it is not limited to Merit Race participants.

    Familiarise yourself with the ÖtillÖ insurance here

  • What kind of wetsuit should I wear?

    You can freely choose what wet suit to wear during Solvalla Swimrun. However, we recommend you to use a suit in which you feel comfortable when the water temperature is between 10-14 c. The wet suit can be either long or short sleeved.  Our partner Head Swimming tailors wet suits for swimrunners.

    Familiarize yourself with wetsuits and other swimrun gear here. 

    You can also read more about the gear you need on our Solvalla Swimrun ABC page

  • Where can I find information on the route?

    All the information on all Solvalla Swimrun routes can be found on our Route info page.  The 2019 routes will be launched during June 2019. However, as Solvalla Swimrun takes place in Nuuksio National Park, the route may be subjected to change if protected plants or other wildlife is endangered on any site where the route passes. Moreover, exceptionally cold waters may also be a reason for the route to change. We strive to keep you updated if any changes in the routes are made.

  • Can I try out the routes myself?

    During late spring and summer we organise training events, during which you can familiarise yourself with the Solvalla Swimrun routes and terrain. The training sessions tend to be in June and August. Every year we organise around 5 training sessions with varying themes. The first training sessions have been launched on our news and facebook page

  • What drinks and food are served on the service stations?

    The food and drinks that will be served on the Solvalla Swimrun 2019, will be launched in beginning of September 2019. You will find all the information on the race information for teams site

  • Can I bring my own food and drinks to the service stations?

    The teams participating in Solvalla Swimrun ÖtillÖ Merit Race are allowed to bring their own snacks and drinks to service station 2, which is positioned at the Solvalla Sports Field. All items brought to service stop 2 should be labelled with your name, preferably placed in a separate bucket or similar. The items can be placed at the Service table after the race information session.

  • Can I cancel my registration?

    You can cancel your registration and move your participation to the next year. Refunds are only made when you provide a doctors notice, which proves you are not able to participate due to illness or injury. If you want to register but are unsure if you will be able to participate we recommend you get an ÖtillÖ Swimrun insurance.  All Solvalla Swimrun races are covered by the insurance.

  • Can I change the name of my team or one or both of the team members of my team?

    You can easily change the name of your team or one or both of the names of your team members. Any changes can be made by contacting us by e-mail.

  • When is the last day to register?

    The online registration is open until 19.9.2018. After that, you can contact us to see if there are available slots left.

  • Does my team have to be present 08:50 on the competition day?

    All teams should be on site at least 15 min before the information session for their distance starts. This is to avoid big queues at the gear pic-up and registration, and to make sure everyone is present in time for the  information session.

    If you pick up your gear on Friday September 20th, you can come to Solvalla in time for the Information Session. The race information is compulsory for all teams. 

  • When can we pick up the competition gear?

    You can pick up your Solvalla Swimrun gear on Friday September 20th 13:00 – 20:00 or on Saturday September 21st up until the start of your race information session. After the race information session has started no more gear can be picked up for that particular race.

  • What gear is compulsory at Solvalla Swimrun ?The gear you need to have with you to Solvalla Swimrun is the following:
    • 2x Wetsuits, one per person in which you feel comfortable in using when the water temperature is 12-15c
    • 2x Whistle, one per person
    • 1x First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof / team
    • 1x Compass/Watch compass / team
    • NEW for 2018!  1 x Emergency blanket (avaruushuopa/peite) / team

      NOTE! Before and after the race there will be a random gear check – teams that do not show the mandatory equipment at the gear check may face disqualification.
    • Mandatory Equipment that Solvalla Swimrun will supply 
      • Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race
      • Maps
      • Timing chip
      • Swimcaps must be worn visible during all the swims
        • Recommended equipment: water bladder, foldable cup or flask.

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