The Czech Republics Jizerská 50km race began as a test event for the performance of mountain climbers, when they, in the late 60’s, prepared for a difficult mountain climbing expedition. The first race took place on the last Saturday in January 1968 with 52 competitors, who ran along the Jizera Mountains from Bedřichov to Kořenov and back again. In 1970 the participating field included the members of Expedition Peru 1970 who, four months later were buried by a rock slide under Huascarán.
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. The 50km long track of the Jizerská 50 is located in the beautiful Jizera Mountain region, where the start of the race is in the mountain village Bedřichově and passes through the checkpoints Kristiánov, Hraniční, Jizerká before turning back via Smědava and Hřebínek to the finish line in Bedřichově.
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Sunday, January 13th, 201350km Classic TechniqueCzech Republic Start Time CET 09.00
Ski Classics Sprints11km Na Knejpe22km Jizerka
Record number of participants6 500