Sobótka (Poland), Saturday 25 March 2017

Ślęża, Poland (Author: Proch / / Public Domain)


The Półmaraton Ślężański (Ślęża Half Marathon) is a highly-popular road running event in the Lower Silesia Province in south-western Poland.

Last year, the race had a record 4,417 finishers. The field is capped at 5,000 runners.

Starting and finishing in the small town of Sobótka, the route is one lap of a certified course around Mount Ślęża (718m, pictured), an ancient holy place for local tribes. Nowadays, Ślęża is a protected area and a popular hiking destination.

The route is very scenic as it runs through rural areas and woods and pretty villages. And it's certified by the Polish Athletic Association PZLA. But it's not flat at all. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is 208 metres!

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: 25 March 2017 (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 (24 March 2017, 16.00-20.00; on the day 6.00-10.30)

Entries: online (up to 23 March 2017); late entries on the day if the race limit (5,000 runners) has not been reached; free entry to runners born 1947 or earlier

Entry fees:

  • PLN 40 (entries 1-500)
  • PLN 50 (entries 501-1000)
  • PLN 60 (entries 1001-2000)
  • PLN 70 (entries 2001-3000)
  • PLN 80 (entries 3001-4000)
  • PLN 90 (entries 4001-5000)
  • PLN 150 (entries between 20 March and 25 March 2017)

Exchange rate: PLN 10 = ca. € 2.30

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

You get: drinks on the course, finisher medal, a meal after the race, entry into the prize drawing, free child care during the race, free accommodation option in a sports hall (on Friday, on reservation); entrants can buy a T-shirt for PLN 30

Prizes: to the first 6 men and 6 women 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 2016: 4,417 (3,518 men and 899 women)

Event website:


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