Saturday 26 March 2022

Ślęża, Poland (Copyright holder: Julo / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain)

 

The Półmaraton Ślężański (Ślęża Half Marathon) is a road running event held each March in the Lower Silesia Province in Poland.

It's a hugely-popular event with a capacity of 5,000 runners, and entries may fill up well before the closing date.

Starting and ending in the small town of Sobótka, the route is a scenic loop around Mount Ślęża (718m, pictured), a holy place for local tribes in ancient times.

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

The route runs through rural areas and woods and pretty villages. It has been 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.

 

Update 2022:

The entry limit is 2,000 runners!

 

Map of the venue:

 

13. Półmaraton Ślężański:

Date:

  • 26 March 2022 (Saturday)

Event website:

 

Number of finishers:

  • 2022: 1,754
  • 2021: 1,314
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 4,059
  • 2018: 4,078

 

No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.