From the sea dike at Oosterbierum to the heart of Fryslân in Raerd, the old Slachtedyk spans the distance of a marathon: just over 42 kilometers.
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Discover the Slachtemarathon
Hey there, adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts! Have you heard about the Slachtemarathon? It's not just any marathon; it's a journey through the heart of Fryslân, rich with history and vibrant culture. This epic event stretches over 42 kilometers, from the sea dike at Oosterbierum to the charming village of Raerd.
A walk through history
The Slachtedyk has stood for centuries, safeguarding a vast expanse of Noordwest-Fryslân from the waters. As you traverse this serpentine path, you're literally walking on history. But it's not all about the exercise; the Slachtemarathon is a cultural showcase, bursting with artistic performances, music, and local traditions that will leave you in awe.
Mark your calendars for 2024
The next Slachtemarathon is set for June 15, 2024. Ticket sales kick off on January 13, 2024, so don't miss out! This edition promises to offer something a little different, with a focus on music that's sure to be a feast for the senses. Expect the unexpected, as the villages along the route are cooking up some spectacular entertainment.
Join the movement
The Slachtemarathon is more than a race; it's about connecting people with the land and local culture. It's a must-experience event that stands out with its unique blend of art, culture, and the stunning Frisian landscape. Remember, it only happens once every four years, so when we say it's a big deal, we mean it.