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May 16th 2018

SPORTTAAMO <3 SOLVALLA SWIMRUN

JOIN US FOR A SWIMRUN TRAINING DAY 9th of June 2018!

This training day is suitable for both beginners and already active swimrunners. During the day you will get the chance to train both your swimming technique in an indoor swimming pool as well as get proper swimrun action in the beautiful forests of Nuuksio. The day is also a perfect opportunity to network, get to know other swimrunners and maybe find a swimrun partner for yourself.

Programme

09:00 – 11:30 Morning training held by Sporttaamo at the Kilo Swimming hall in Espoo. The training starts with morning yoga, after which we move on to the pool to practice freestyle swimming. If needed the participants will be divided into different groups to ensure that everyone is able to practice at their own level.
11:50 Departure from Kilo to Solvalla (Limited transport is available)
12:30 Lunch, Restaurant Villa Solvalla
13:15 – 14:00 The beginners guide to Solvalla Swimrun and information on this years solvalla swimrun route.
14:30 – 16:30 Swimrun training session in Nuuksio National Park
17:00 Dinner, Restaurant Villa Solvalla
17:30 – 19:00 The big Lakeside sauna is reserved for the participants

Price: 49 euro / person. The price includes lunch, dinner, training sessions in both Solvalla and Kilo.
Registration: you can register for the event here >> . Register by 28.5.2018 at the latest. We have 22 available slots. Please note that the registration is binding.
Further information: alexandra.kvist@folkhalsan.fi or 044 757 8885​

 

May 14th

Take the chance to develop your swimming skills this summer! Our partner Sporttaamo organises a swimming course at Kilo Swimming hall in Espoo 4-21.6.2018. A perfect opportunity to improve your swimming skills!
Read more about the course and register HERE>>

 

 

April 27th

Solvalla Swimrun is now a proud partner of HelTri

 

 

We are extremely happy to announce that Solvalla Swimrun and HelTri have started a cooperation. At Solvalla Swimrun we are very happy to be collaborate with the biggest Triathlon Association in Finland, that shares Solvalla Swimrun’s vision of team spirit and working together to be able to create the best possible events and and unforgettable experiences for everyone.

Read more about our new partner here

 

 

April 26th 2018

Solvalla Swimrun group training sessions start in June!

We are happy to announce that the popular Solvalla Swimrun group training sessions will begin again in June!

 

SESSION nr. 1 Intro to Solvalla Swimrun vol 1.

Date: 12.6.2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Place: Solvalla Areena, Nuuksiontie 82, 02820 Espoo

Further information: This training session is primarily aimed at those who are beginners at swimrun and want to familiarise themselves with the sport and the nature of Nuuksio National Park. The tempo of the training is slow and the training involves both running and swimming (more running than swimming). The session is free of charge and is lead by Solvalla Swimrun’s very own ”track dude” Heikki Kiili. During the event you can use the shower and changing facilities at the Solvalla Arena.

Registration and questions: heikki.kiili@folkhalsan.fi or RSVP to our Facebook event.
Available slots: 20

SESSION nr. 2 Intro to Solvalla Swimrun vol.2

Date: 19.6.2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Place: Solvalla Areena, Nuuksiontie 82, 02820 Espoo

Further information: This training session is primarily aimed at those who are beginners at swimrun and want to familiarise themselves with the sport and the nature of Nuuksio National Park. The tempo of the training is slow and the training involves both running and swimming (more running than swimming). The session is free of charge and is lead by Solvalla Swimrun’s very own ”track dude” Heikki Kiili. During the event you can use the shower and changing facilities at the Solvalla Arena.

Registration and questions: heikki.kiili@folkhalsan.fi or RSVP to our Facebook event.
Available slots: 20

More training sessions will take place during summer and the dates will be launched at a later date.

We hope to see you in June!

Team Solvalla Swimrun

 


March 22nd 2018

We are happy to announce new co-operations with Varuste.net and Sportaamo

Together with Sporttaamo we have launched a SwimRun training course. This course is ideal for everyone who want to improve their running and or swimming technique and/or find a partner to Solvalla Swimrun!

Read more about the training course here

Thanks to our new cooperation with at varuste.net you can now buy your Solvalla Swimrun ticket conveniently through the varuste.net webshop when shopping swimrun gear (ticket sales will be launched shortly). Visit the varuste.net webshop here

 

 


February 9th 2018

Solvalla Swimrun goes GOEXPO!

 

A new season is knocking on the door and we at Solvalla Swimrun are kick-starting our season with the biggest sports and outdoor fair in Helsinki: GOEXPO 2018! You will find us at stand: 6c40 together with Solvalla Sports Institute and Norrvalla. 

Come and visit us during the fair and you can win one free teamticket to the Solvalla Swimrun Race of your choice! Barebells Finland will provide the entrants of the Solvalla Swimrun race ticket draft with a suprise!

 

Do you want FREE TICKETS to the GOEXPO fair 2-4.3.2018?

Post a picture on Instagram that describes how you are preparing for the Swimrun Season 2018 and Solvalla Swimrun using the tags: @solvallaswimrun #solvallaswimrun #amazingnaturetoughrace

And you are in the competition to win 2 free tickets to the fair! (Instagram is not involved in the competition in any way)

 

 


December 22nd 2017

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Swimrun Year!

The holidays are finally here! We want to thank all of our partners for their support and most importantly we want to thank all of you – dear swimrunners for an amazing year. We wish you all a relaxing holiday and a new year filled with swimrun- fun! And look forward to seeing you again next year in the amazing landscapes of Nuuksio.

 


December 1st 2017

The registration for Solvalla Swimrun 2018 has started

The registration for Solvalla Swimrun 2018 began in late September and we are happy to see that many of the teams who participated this year are eager to come back to Solvalla Swimrun next year! We currently have 15 registrations and eagerly await more teams to sign up.

We expect the number of registrations to be large next year so remember to register on time to secure your place in next years’ adventure!

 


October 5th 2017

Homepage maintenance

We are currently updating our homepage, this will take some time, but we aim to make it as smooth as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 


September 21st 2017

We have started adding photos from this year’s Solvalla Swimrun to our Flickr account – Enjoy! (More pictures yet to come). Remember to take a look at the photos taken by other photographers, who were present during the day (see list below).


September 20th 2017

Solvalla Swimrun ÖtillÖ Merit Race Finishers! You can now register your points from Solvalla Swimrun in the ÖtillÖ Swimrun World Series ranking system!


September 19th 2017

The Swimrun Finland Tour results can now be accessed at The Swimrun Finland Website . Congratulations to all winners – you will be contacted!


September 17th 2017

Thank you

A big thank you to all staff, all students at Solvalla and Norrvalla Sports institute and Prakticum, who helped us make this race happen. We also want to thank all our partners ÖtillÖ, Garmin, Head Swimming, Team Laine, Villa Solvalla, Vitamin Well, Nocco and Barebells. But most of all a big thank you to all of you amazing teams who fought your way through the Nuuksio landscapes today! We hope to see you all again next year!

Our student volunteers from Prakticum are working hard on going through all the pictures from yesterday. We will publish them all at our Flickr account as soon as we get access to them.

In the meantime please enjoy the following materials:

Do you have material you want to share from this year’s race? Please let us know! Contact Race Manager Alexandra Kvist: alexandra.kvist@folkhalsan.fi

Ps. The registration for Solvalla Swimrun 2018 will start next week, stay tuned!

 


September 16th 2017

Endurance and Sprint results can now be found on the results page.

We are still awaiting the last ÖtillÖ Merit Race teams to finish. The results will be published as soon as possible.

Update: Now all results can be found on the results page.

 

 


September 15th 2017

The night before the Day is finally here and we are happy that we will be having 95 teams with us tomorrow! The competition office is about to close now but we will be back in business tomorrow at 08:00. We wish all teams good luck and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Team Solvalla Swimrun


September 14th 2017

About The Team registration sites

The team registration sites are not up to date as our team is very busy with all the incoming registrations. We strive towards getting all pages updated by tomorrow morning.

 


 

September 14th 2017

The internet sale of the race tickets have now ended!

The internet sales of the race tickets have now ended. Tickets can still be booked during 24 hours (Until Friday 15th 15:00) by contacting alexandra.kvist@folkhalsan.fi . Note! only 5 spaces left in the Sprint race.


 

September 13th 2017

FAQ: When do I need to confirm the participation of my team? Do I have to do it in person? What do I do if I cannot be there on time?

Hello solvalla swimrunners! There have been many questions about the confirmation of participation. The confirmation should preferably be done on site on Friday between 13:00 – 21:30 or on Saturday 08.00-08:50. However, if you are unable to make it during these times you can do the confirmation by e-mailing alexandra.kvist@folkhalsan.fi. All teams that make the confirmation per e-mail should be present on Saturday at least 15 min before the race information of their distance begins.

 


September 13th 2017

Shuttle buss service available on Friday 15th from the Airport to Solvalla

There are still available places in the shuttle buss service from the airport to Solvalla on Friday 15th at 17:30 and 20:00. Would you like to book a place? Please contact Alexandra.kvist@folkhalsan.fi

 


 

September 6th 2017

The Solvalla Swimrun Race Information letter has now been sent out to all participants!

The Solvalla Swimrun information letter has now been sent out to all participants. If you have imformed us your e-mail but still can’t find the e-mail in your inbox please contact us: alexandra.kvist@folkhalsan.fi .

However, all information can also be read and downloaded here: Race information for teams

 


August 31st 2017

Would you like to participate in Solvalla Swimrun but don’t have a partner?

Don’t worry, we will do the best we can to help you!

We try our best to help everyone who wants to participate in Solvalla Swimrun to be able to do so. If you have problems in finding a team member let us know! You can also look for a team member on our Solvalla Swimrun Event Page on Facebook  or e-mail us: solvalla.swimrun@folkhalsan.fi


August 28th 2017

Solvalla Swimrun Training Event 30.8.2017

On Wednesday the last Solvalla Swimrun training event will be held. Don’t miss out!

Start: 18:00 at Solvalla Sports Institute, Nuuksiontie 82, 02820 Espoo

Estimated training route distance: 7,65 km.

Registration and questions: heikki.kiili@folkhalsan.fi

See you on Wednesday!

swimrun training 30.8.2017


August 23rd 2017

We are happy to announce that Solvalla Swimrun has started a partnership with Barebells Functional Food! Barebells will, together with Nocco and Vitamin Well ,provide snacks and refreshments during the race!

Familiarise yourself with Barebells here

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August 22nd 2017

Solvalla Swimrun 2017 is getting closer!

The registration is booming and so far we have a total of 51 teams registered! In beginning of September all of you who have registered can expect to get a race info e-mail to your inboxes. If you for some reason have not received the race info e-mail when  the first week of September comes to an end please e-mail Race Manager: alexandra.kvist@folkhalsan.fi.


 

August 21 st 2017

Training for Solvalla Swimrun?

Solvalla Swimrun’s track dude Heikki Kiili has made a great training track for Solvalla Swimrun.

Check out this route!

 


 

July 10th, 2017

New timing system will be used at Solvalla Swimrun 2017!

Our timing system has developed throughout the years. It has gone from classic manual timing to EMIT and now finally we have taken the next step – Thanks to all of you who have provided us with feedback throughout the years.

We are happy to inform you that Team Laine will be taking care of the timing at Solvalla Swimrun 2017. The timing will happen through timing chips attached to the ankle of the participants.  This also means that you will be able to follow the competition online! We look forward to beginning the collaboration with Team Laine

 

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July 7th, 2017

The training session schedule for August has been launched!

Wednesday 9.8 at 18:00 : This session will be focused on swimming. We will start at the beach of lake Kattilajärvi.

Tuesday 15.8 at 18:00: A joint training session with a bit more speed. We will start at the Haukkalampi parking space.

Wednesday 30.8 at 18:00: A more peaceful joint training session. We will start at Solvalla Sports Institute.

All training sessions are held between 18:00-20:00. More detailed information about the routes will be launched closer to the dates. For more information and to register please contact: Heikki.kiili@folkhalsan.fi


June 28th, 2017

We are proud to announce that Solvalla Swimrun has started a partnership with Restaurant Villa Solvalla.

Villa Solvalla will be providing the after race delicious tomato soup and the inclusive dinner for all race participants. The dinner buffet will include two warm dinner options + one warm vegetarian option, salad, bread and coffee or tea. A more detailed menu will be published later. During 16.9 Villa Solvalla will also be open for spectators.

Restaurant Villa Solvalla opens for the public on August 15th 2017 – if you are in the Nuuksio area come and check it out!

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June 27th, 2017

Did you know that….

Solvallla Swimrun 2017 is the first ÖtillÖ Merit Race of the 2018 season?

So, Get ahead of your competition by using your momentum from 2017  and kickstart the 2018 season with Solvalla swimrun 16.9.2017  What could be better than already having ÖtillÖ points in your backpack when the 2018 swimrun season continues in spring?

#usethemomentum​ #amazingnaturetoughrace

 


 

June 26th, 2017

Solvalla Swimrun will be present at Suomi Areena 14th of July!

Solvalla Swimrun will be taking part in Suomi Areena 2017 in Pori on the 14th of July 2017 as a part of team Folkhälsan! We hope to see you there! 

More information of the event: http://suomiareena.fi/

 

 


June 10th, 2017

Solvalla Swimrun 2017 (1)

Her it is, finally, the updated Solvalla Swimrun route. The upcoming weeks we are updating more information about the route so please check in for updates.

Just as an reminder:
Ö-till-Ö Merit Race / starts at 10.00 /
Endurance Race / starts at 11.00 /
Sprint Race / starts at 12.00 /


June 1st, 2017

During the summer Lisa Gerkman will be writing a blogg and be active on her Instagram about her road to Solvalla Swimrun. Lisa has none experience in swimrun but she is plannig to do the 25 km Endurance race. But who knows … she has mentioned the Ö-till-Ö Meritrace. Lisa is writing in Swedish.

Check out her Instagram @lisagerkman!

Bloggadress will be upp later!

 


June 1st, 2017swmrunfin_pieni

Solvalla Swimrun is joining Pikonlinna Swimrun, Midnight Sun Swimrun and Saimaa Swimrun for a 100k Swimrun Tour for 100-year-old Finland. Something real, for real people.


June 1st, 2017

Because of the natures everlasting changes in the beautiful Noux National Park, our route also need some minor uppdates. We are also re-routing a bit and adding some new wonderful places for you to enjoy!

Heikki ”The Trackdude” is hard at work and the uppdated route will be launched at Friday June 9th, 2017. So stay tuned!


4.5.2017 Swimrun Training Events Spring 2017

We arrange training events for everyone who is interested in swimrun at Solvalla Sports Institute. The training sessions will take place during spring and Autumn 2017. The training events are free of charged but require registration in advance. Please contact Track Master Heikki Kiili: heikki.kiili@folkhalsan.fi to book your place (MAX 20 people are allowed / session)

The dates for the Spring sessions are as follows:

  • 4.6. Swimrun Season Kick-off event 15:00 – at Kattilajärvi

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  • Solvalla Swimrun Training Event 7.6.2017 at 18:00, Solvalla Sports Institute

This session is particularly aimed at beginners and those who wish to learn more about the sport. We will go through the gear and do a lower intensity training session in the Solvalla Area.

  • Solvalla Swimrun Training Event 14.6.2017 at 18:00, Solvalla Sports Institute

This session is particularly aimed at beginners and those who wish to learn more about the sport. We will do a lower intensity training session in the Solvalla Area.

The dates for Autumn are still open.

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3.5.2017 Solvalla Swimrun is presented in the newest Swimrun Life Magazine.

Read about Solvalla Swimrun in the newest edition of Swimrun Life Magazine

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8.3.2017 Solvalla Swimrun will participate in the GoExpo fair in Helsinki 17-19.3.2017

Solvalla Swimrun will be present at the GoExpo fair in Helsingin Messukeskus 17-19.3.2017 On site will be Race Director Mats Almqvist, Track Dude Heikki Kiili and Race Manager Alexandra Kvist. You will find us on stand 6c40 together with Folkhälsan Utbildning: Solvalla and Norrvalla Sports Institute.

Come and visit us, take part in competitions & our fair offers! To the fastest visitors every day we will give sponsor give – away products! In honor of the fair we have an upcoming campaign, keep your eyes open!

The fair is open as follows:

Friday: 12:00 -20.00
Saturday: 10:00 -18:00
Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Looking forward to seeing you on site!

PS. Still haven’t gotten tickets to the fair? Our instagram competition is open until Sunday 12.3! Post a picture on what you are doing to prepare for the swimrun season, add the #AmazingNatureToughRace and you are in the competition to win 2 free tickets!

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7.3.2017 We are proud to announce that Garmin will be our  partner for Solvalla Swimrun 2017!

”Garmin has been strongly present in ÖtillÖ and therefore Solvalla Swimrun is natural way to expand Garmin’s presence in the Sport. Our collaboration with Solvalla Swimrun also coincide with the launch of the Garmin fenix 5 -multisportwatches, that have Swimrun specific features.”

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1.3.2017. Solvalla Swimrun will be an ÖtillÖ Merit race during 2017 & 2018!

2017 has brought some changes to the Solvalla Swimrun full race setting. From 2017 and forward ÖtillÖ will no longer have Partner Races, but ÖTILLÖ Merit races, where you collect points towards the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun ranking system. Thus, by participating in Solvalla Swimrun you will score points towards the ÖtillÖ rankingsystem and be competing for a position in the startup of ÖtillÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2018. The teams that will be allowed to participate in ÖtillÖ, will be chosen based on their ranking by the end of the year. Only teams with ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Ranking points will be able to participate in the ÖTILLÖ Random Ticket Selection.

Participating in the Solvalla Swimrun Merit Race, also means that you have the opportunity to get an ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Insurance . This insurance allows you to be reimbursed if you cannot attend the race due to medical reasons. As the insurance also functions as an accident and liability insurance, we strongly recommend you to get it.

Read more about our ÖtillÖmerit race here

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Planning what Swimrun races to take part in in 2017? Have a look on what Solvalla Swimrun is all about!


22.12.2016 Happy Holidays

We would like to wish all our past and coming Solvalla Swimrun participants, our partners and swimrun fans happy holidays and a successful and fun swimrun season 2017!

Best regards,

The Solvalla Swimrun Team,

Mats, Alexandra, Heikki & Håkan


01.12.2016

Beginning from 2017 Solvalla Swimrun will be an official  ÖtillÖ Merit race

In 2014 Solvalla Swimrun started out as a Partner race for ÖtillÖ and we will from 2017 onwards become an ÖtillÖ Merit Race. Solvalla Swimrun has been chosen to become a Merit Race by ÖtillÖ as we represent ”the Spirit of Swimrun and  and stand out as directional lighthouse in the area.”

From 2017 and forward ÖtillÖ will only have ÖTILLÖ Merit races where you collect points towards the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun ranking system, partner races will no longer exist.Every year ÖtillÖ will select teams to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship based on ranking in the end of the year. Only teams with ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Ranking points will be able to participate in the ÖTILLÖ Random Ticket Selection.

By participating in the Solvalla Swimrun ÖtillÖ  Merit Race you will collect points towards the ÖtillÖ ranking system and thereby have a chance to get a ticket to the ÖtillÖ swimrun World Championships! Solvalla Swimrun Sprint & Endurance are not part of the ÖtillÖ Merit race series.

Other ÖtillÖ Merit races are: Stockholm Swimrun, Ångaloppet, Höga kusten Swimrun and Borås Swimrun in Sweden, Rockman Swimrun in Norway, Loch Gu Loch in Scotland, Swimrun Bologna in Italy, Swimrun Costa Brava in Spain, Casco Bay Swimrun in the USA.The more races you participate in the more points you will get!

Read more about ÖtillÖ, the Merit race ranking system here

Solvalla Swimrun is proud to be an ÖtillÖ Meritrace and look forward to start working more closely with ÖtillÖ and other Merit Races.

 


16.11.2016

Solvalla Swimrun launches a new distance: Solvalla Swimrun Endurance

The Solvalla Swimrun Endurance race is a new race for 2017. This competition form provides an excellent opportunity for those teams who want to step up from the Sprint race to the next level.

The Solvalla Swimrun – Endurance race is approximately 25 km, of which 3,5km is swimming. The race distance may be subjected to change.  There are three competition classes in the race: women’s, men’s and mixed.

Read more about the race here

 


30.9.2016

Swimrun is fun!


 


6.9.2016

Vitamin Well is Solvalla Swimrun’s newest co-operation partner! 

Vitamin Well and Nocco will provide refreshments at the service stops for the Solvalla Swimrun Full distance. On top of this, every team completing the Sprint or full distance race will also be given a bottle at the end of the race.

About the Vitamin Well drinks served at the service stops

  • RELOAD

    Reload is the perfect drink when you need to reload after a tough workout. With its taste of lime and Vitamin B, D, magnesium and Zinc the drink is ideal for the body’s electrolyte balance, along with biotin and B12, that help to maintain a normal energy-yielding metabolism.

  • UPGRADE

    Is the perfect drink when you want to step up your performance to the next level. This drink has the refreshing taste of lemon and cactus and contains vitmains B, D, E, Magnesium, Zink. Moreover, Upgrade contains vitamin B6 and B12 which contribute to reduction of tiredness and fatigue. The drink also contains magnesium and plenty of vitamin D which contribute to normal muscle function.

Read more about Vitamin Well and their refreshing products here: https://www.vitaminwell.com/aboutus/

 

 

 


26.8.2016

Nocco Finland will provide refreshments during Solvalla Swimrun

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We are happy to announce a cooperation with Nocco and we are pleased to have their refresing BCAA drinks at Solvalla Swimrun. We look forward to starting the cooperation!

Read more about nocco and the functional BCAA drinks that will be served on the competition day here and familiarise yourself with the products

 

 

 

 

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