The CC ski race «Reistadløpet» is one of the ski
races in Norway richest in traditions. It was arranged for the first time in
1958 and has since then been organized 56 times. One person has participated in
this race 53 times and two people 50 times.
The tracks are 50 and 36 kilometers long and runs through forests and
across mountains between the starting point at Setermoen in the municipality of
Bardu and the finish line at Bardufoss in the municipality of Målselv. The race
is in classic style.
The Reistadløpet is an event where three different sports-clubs in the
area cooperate together with the Army.
The idea behind the race was to commemorate Colonel Ole Reistad. He was
a great skier and an athlete, a Norwegian champion in pentathlon in 1922 and the
leader of the ski patrol who won the Olympic championships in St. Moritz in
1928. In 1940 he was the head of the squadron at Bardufoss. Later during WWII
we find him in Canada educating and training the Norwegian pilots. In 1945 he
is back at Bardufoss as the head of the air defence in Northern Norway. Sports
and outdoor life were important ingredients in his life and he contributed
greatly to the cooperation between the civilian and the military societies.
So put on your skis to
participate in a race so rich in history and interspersed with friendly rivalry
between participants in magnificent arctic surroundings.
Live Center 2017
Saturday, April 1th 2017
50km Classic TechniqueSetermoen Bardufoss Norway
Start TimeWomen CET 08.45Men CET 09.00
Visma Ski Classics Sprints10km Storlømyra26km Kampenhytta
Record number of participants1200