This season the Jizerska 50 will be held for the 50th time and has become the biggest cross-country skiing race in Central Europe. The Czech Republic’s Jizerska 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 Jizerska 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.
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Sunday, February 19th, 201750km Classic TechniqueBedrichov, Czech Republic
Start Time Women CET 08.45Men CET 09.00
Visma Ski Classics Sprints11km Na Kneipé
Record number of participants6 500
Men1. Morten Eide Pedersen BNB 01.55:53.12. Petter Eliassen LEA 01.55:53.63. Tord Asle Gjerdalen SAN 01.57:06.7
Women 1. Katerina Smutna SAN 02.17:34.72. Britta Johansson Norgren LAG 02.17:45.73. Astrid Øyre Slind TUB 02.18:15.2