Schleusingen (Germany), Sunday 26 April 2015

The town of Schleusingen in Thuringia, Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


The Slusialauf is held in the wooded foothills of the Thuringian Forest (Thüringer Wald), a 150km-long mountain range in Central Germany.

Entrants can choose between three very hilly routes — the 5.5km run (which features about 150m of ascent), the 14.1km race (350m of ascent), or the 21.1km half marathon (530m of ascent).

All races are run on mixed terrain, mostly on trails or gravel roads.

The start/finish area is on the sports pitch of the small town of Schleusingen which is well worth a visit for its its impressive castle and its many picturesque half-timbered buildings.

The event also offers a number of shorter races for young athletes.

Last year, the Slusialauf drew around 200 participants.


Bertholdsburg, Schleusingen, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /

The Bertholdsburg in Schleusingen


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Schleusingen (Erfurt 87km, Nuremberg 149km, Leipzig 214km, Frankfurt 218km)

Date: 26 April 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 300m/800m/1.3km/1.9km (children's races), 5.5km, 14.1km (run and nordic walking), 21.1km

Start time: 9.30 (14km nordic walking); 10.00 (21km); 10.10 (14km run); 10.15-11.00 (children); 11.20 (5.5km)

Start and finish: Sportplatz, Fischbacher Strasse, Schleusingen

Entries: online (up to 20 April 2015); late entries on the day (up to 30min before the start)

Entry fees (5.5km; children's races): € 2 (up to 20 April 2015), € 3 (on 26 April 2015)

Entry fees (14.1km): € 9 (up to 20 April 2015), € 12 (on 26 April 2015)

Entry fees (21km): € 14 (up to 20 April 2015), € 17 (on 26 April 2015)

Timekeeping: SPORTident SI-ActivCard

You get: fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F in each age category

Number of finishers 2014: 81 (children's races), 8 (5.5km), 65 (14km run), 22 (14km nordic walking), 25 (21km)

Event website (in German):


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