Schleusingen (Germany), Sunday 8 May 2016

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


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

Entrants can choose between three very challenging routes—the 5.5km route (which features approximately 150m of ascent), the 14.1km route (about 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 Schleusingen, a small town that is well worth a visit for its its impressive castle (pictured below) and its many picturesque half-timbered buildings.

The event also offers a number of shorter races for children.

Last year's Slusialauf had 221 finishers.


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: 8 May 2016 (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 (14.1km nordic walking), 10.00 (21.1km), 10.10 (14.1km run), 10.15-11.00 (children), 11.20 (5.5km)

Start and finish: Sportplatz, Fischbacher Strasse, Schleusingen

Race centre: in the start/finish area (on the day from 8.00 until 30 minutes before the start)

Entries: online; late entries on the day (up to 30 minutes before the start)

Entry fees (5.5km, children's races): € 2

Entry fees (14.1km): € 9

Entry fees (21.1km): € 14

Timekeeping: SPORTident SI-ActivCard

You get: fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish (14.1km and 21.1km)

Prizes: product prizes to the fastest finishers (14.1km and 21.1km), certificates/medals to the first three in each age group

Number of finishers 2015: 116 (children's races), 18 (5.5km), 56 (14.1km run), 4 (14.1km nordic walking), 27 (21.1km)

Event website (in German):


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