Sunday 3 May 2020 - Cancelled!

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


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

Participants have the choice between three very hilly routes:

  • 5.5km Schnupperlauf (beginner race)
  • 14.1km Hauptlauf (run and nordic walking)
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)

All races are run on mixed terrain, mostly on trails or gravel roads, starting and ending on the Sportplatz (sports field) 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 incorporates several shorter races for children.


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

The Bertholdsburg in Schleusingen


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2019: 262
  • 2018: 191
  • 2017: 200


22. Slusialauf:


  • 3 May 2020 (Sunday) - Cancelled!

Event website:


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