The Long Distance Ski Championship

Jizerská 50

“After Toblach-Cortina finished off the Visma Alp Trophy, the tour heads north to Czech Republic and the Jizerska. Jizerska is a major event attracting over 7000 skiers. The event offers a great atmosphere with a “folkfest” at the start and finish area in Bedrichov, where there are many Pivovars offering regional cheese and ham plates and locally brewed Czech beer. The Pro Teams have a climb after about 9km in Na Knejpe, a sprint after 25km in Jizerka and a second new climb after the Smedava uphill after about 31km of skiing, which Morten Eide Pedersen normally is the strongest skier up to. The Jizerska race is the last in the five weekends long January Madness, and the Pro Team skiers gets a well-deserved training period before the next big event."

This season the Jizerská 50 will be held for the 52nd time and has become the biggest cross-country skiing race in Central Europe. The Czech Republic’s Jizerská 50k race began in the late 60’s as a test event for mountain climbers when preparing for a mountain climbing expedition. The first race took place on the last Saturday in January 1968. Where 52 competitors participated and ran along the Jizera Mountains from Bedrichov to Korenow and back again. In the 1970 the participating field included the members of expedition Peru 1970, who four months later were buried by a rockslide under Huascaran. The fourth year was then held under the epithet: the memorial expedition Peru 70. This proved to enhance the race’s popularity and the number of participants has grown quickly since then. 

The track of the Jizerská 50 is located in the beautiful Jizera mountain region, where the start of the race is in the mountain village Bedrichov and passes through the checkpoints Kristianov, Hranicni, and Jizerka before turning back via Smedava and Hrebinek to the finish line in Bedrichov. The participants will have to face the challenging and charming landscape of the Jizera Mountains.

After Vasaloppet and Birkebeinerrennet, it is the third oldest long-distance ski race using the classic technique in Europe.



Facts About Jizerská 50

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Jizerská 50

Sunday February 10th 2019
50km Classic Technique
Bedrichov Czech Republic

Start Time 
Women CET 08.45
Men CET 09.00 

Visma Ski Classics Climbs
11km Na Kneipě
31km Klečové Louky

Visma Ski Classics Sprint
23 km Jizerka

Record number of participants
6 500

Results 2017/18

1. Morten Eide Pedersen BNB 02:05:27
2. Oskar Kardin SAN 02:06:14
3. Andreas Nygaard SAN 02:06:21

1. Britta Johansson Norgren LAG 02:26:47
2. Katerina Smutna 02:27:26
3. Sara Lindborg SER 02:30:34