9th Ślęża Half Marathon 2016

Sobótka (Poland), Saturday 19 March 2016

Ślęża, Poland (Author: Proch / commons.wikimedia.org / Public Domain)


The Półmaraton Ślężański is a highly-popular half marathon road race in the Lower Silesia Province in south-western Poland.

Last year, the race had 3,778 finishers. The field is capped at 4,000 runners.

The route is very challenging. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is more than 200 metres!

Starting and finishing in the small town of Sobótka, the race takes the runners through rural areas and woods around Mount Ślęża (718m, pictured), an ancient holy place for local tribes.

Nowadays, Ślęża is a protected area and a popular hiking destination.

The time limit to finish the half marathon is three hours.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Sobótka (Wrocław 34km, Dresden 254km, Prague 256km, Berlin 330km)

Date: 19 March 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.1km (PZLA-certified)

Start: at 11.00 on Rynek (market square)

Finish: at the sports hall of Gimnazjum Gminne, ul. Świdnicka 20a (600m from the start)

Race centre: in the sports hall of Gimnazjum Gminne (18 March 2016, 16.00-21.00; on the day 6.00-10.30)

Entries: online (up to 12 March 2016); late entries on the day; race limit: 4000 runners; free entry for runners aged 70 years or over

Entry fees:

  • 40 PLN (up to 15 Nov 2015)
  • 50 PLN (up to 31 Dec 2015)
  • 60 PLN (up to 31 Jan 2016)
  • 70 PLN (up to 29 Feb 2016)
  • 80 PLN (up to 12 March 2016)
  • 100 PLN (up to 19 March 2016)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 23 EUR

Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: drinks on the course, a meal after the race, finisher medal, entry into the prize drawing, free accommodation option in a sports hall (on Friday, on reservation), free child care during the race; entrants can buy a T-shirt for 20 PLN

Prizes: to the first 6 M/F and to the first 3 in each age group (prizes are not cumulative)

Award ceremony: at 14.15 in the sports hall of Gimnazjum Gminne

Number of finishers 2015: 3778

Event website: www.polmaratonslezanski.pl


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page. Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.