Odyssey SwimRun


Odyssey SwimRun is America's original SwimRun.  As stated on their website:

“Swimrun is the fastest growing sport in the world. You participate in teams of two, alternating between trail running and open water swimming along a marked course.”

Inspired by the international ÖTILLÖ, ”Island to Island” races, the Odyssey races follow the same rules and guidelines, with teams racing the entire course together.  The usual swim aids are allowed - hand paddles, pull buoys, wetsuits - and any hydration and race fuel must be carried throughout the race.  It can make a real difference having the right team mate and equipment as you can find out reading other pages on this site!

Odyssey SwimRun are entering their fourth year and are once again presenting the only island-to-island style race in North America.  In some of the races there is also now the option to enter a solo event.

Odyssey SwimRun

World SwimRun Rankings

If you compete in the "long distance" race at an event, you will score points in the TSR Global Ranking System.  You can check out your World SwimRun ranking at the TSR site HERE.

The Races

There are currently 4 races in the Odyssey SwimRun Series, running from August through to November.


Races are held in:

  • Casco Bay Islands
  • Les Cheneaux Islands
  • Orcas Island
  • Austin

Casco Bay SwimRun

This is the first event of the Series.

DATE:   Sunday, August 09 2020

VENUE:   Casco Bay Islands, Maine

Click below to watch the official Race Video 2019 for the Odyssey SwimRun Casco Bay Islands:

LONG COURSE - TEAMS

Swim: 11 legs: 4 miles

Run: 12 legs: 17 miles

Total Distance: 21 miles

SHORT COURSE - TEAMS & SOLO

Swim: 5 legs: 2 miles

Run: 6 legs: 9 miles

Total Distance: 11 miles

For more information and to register for the Casco Bay SwimRun click here.


Les Cheneaux SwimRun (Cedarville)

"Michigan's Hidden Gem!"

DATE:  Sunday, August 23 2020

VENUE:  Les Cheneaux Islands, Cedarville, Michigan

Click below to watch the official Les Cheneaux Race Video 2019:

LONG COURSE - TEAMS & SOLO

Swim: 7 legs: 4.25 miles

Run: 7 legs: 12.25 miles

Total Distance: 16.5 miles

SHORT COURSE - TEAMS & SOLO

Swim: 4 legs: 2.5 miles

Run: 4 legs: 9 miles

Total Distance: 11.5 miles

For more information and to register for the Odyssey Les Cheneaux SwimRun click here.


Orcas Island SwimRun

DATE:  Sunday, September 27 2020

VENUE:  Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State

Click below to watch the Official Race Video of the Odyssey Orcas Island Swimrun:

LONG COURSE - TEAMS

Swim: 11 legs: 3 miles

Run: 12 legs: 19 miles

Total Distance: 22 miles

SHORT COURSE - TEAMS & SOLO

Swim: 5 legs: 1.5 miles

Run: 6 legs: 8.5 miles

Total Distance: 10 miles

For more information and to register for the Odyssey Orcas Island SwimRun click here.


Austin SwimRun

"Welcome to Texas Hill Country!"

DATE:  Sunday, 8 November 2020

VENUE:  Pace Bend Park, Spicewood, Texas (Austin City Limits)

LONG COURSE - TEAMS & SOLO

Swim: legs & miles to be confirmed

Run: legs & miles to be confirmed

Total Distance: 17.5 miles


SHORT COURSE - TEAMS & SOLO

Swim: legs & miles to be confirmed

Run: legs & miles to be confirmed

Total Distance: 10 miles

For more information and to register for the Odyssey Austin SwimRun click here.

Odyssey Swimrun Sponsors

The sponsors for the Odyssey Swimrun Series are listed below:

  • Vivobarefoot
  • Roka
  • New Wave Swim Buoy
  • Precision Hydration
  • Maine, The Magazine
  • National Park Service
  • Woods & Waters
  • Les Cheneaux Distillers

Click here to go the Odyssey SwimRun series home page.

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