Greiz (Germany), Saturday 11 March 2017

Greiz, Germany (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


This is the last chance to run the Greizer Straßenlauf, a 10k road race in Germany's state of Thüringen (Thuringia).

Over the last 50 years, the event has been held 146 times. The 147th edition will be the last one.

The race takes place in the town of Greiz, a pearl of a small town, situated in the steep valley of the Weiße Elster which cuts through the hills of the Vogtland region.

Starting at the secondary school in Greiz-Pohlitz, which is approximately one kilometre from the truly beautiful Old Town, the race is an out-and-back run into the wooded hills north of Greiz.

The route is certified but it has not been designed to set a personal best over the 10k. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is 71 metres. Overall, the race features 125 metres of ascent.

The turnaround point is in Waldhaus, a recreational area that is popular with day trippers from the region all year round.

Last year's Greizer Straßenlauf had 152 finishers. The winners were Samsom Tesfazghi Hayalu (33 minutes 1 second) and Mareike Bechtloff (38 minutes 18 seconds).


Race information:


  • Germany

Venue (Map):

  • Greiz (Chemnitz 69km, Karlovy Vary 90km, Leipzig 99km)


  • 11 March 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance:

  • 10km

Start time:

  • 14.30

Start and finish:

  • at the Regelschule Greiz-Pohlitz

Race centre:

  • Regelschule Greiz-Pohlitz (on the day from 12.30)


  • online (up to 8 March 2017, 18.00)
  • late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)

Entry fees (19 years and under):

  • € 3 ( up to 8 March 2017)
  • € 6 (on 11 March 2017)

Entry fees (20 years and over):

  • € 7 ( up to 8 March 2017)
  • € 10 (on 11 March 2017)


  • Laufservice-Jena transponder timing

You get:

  • a souvenir gift


  • to the first 3 in each age group
  • to the first 6 male teams (4 runners)
  • to the first 3 female teams (3 runners)

Award ceremony:

  • at 16.15

Number of finishers 2016:

  • 152 (120 men and 32 women)

Event website:



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.