First race: 20 January 1968, 50 km for men, 25 km for ladies, 52 participants
Highest number of participants in main race: 6467 finishers in 50 km (1977); 5511 - 50km + 1672 – 25km (1985), nowadays a limit of entries is set
Worldloppet membership: since 2000
The Jizerska Padesatka (50 of Jizera) was established as a race testing performance for the mountain climbers from the TJ Lokomotiva Liberec club, who prepared themselves for severe mountaineering expeditions at the end of the sixties. The race was organised by the Ski club of Liberec town. The first race was held on the last Saturday in January, 1968 with 52 competitors taking part; it led through the Jizera mountains from the village of Bedrichov to Korenov and back. The winner was Josef Driml from the organising club.
The Jizerska Padesatka course, which runs through the Jizera mountains environmental protection area, is quite unique and has a very good profile for classic technique. The course of the race has been changed in the last few years and is now even more attractive than previously.
HOW TO GET TO THE JIZERSKA PADESATKA:
By plane: From the Airport Vaclav Havel into Prague, take the bus directly to the metro station Dejvicka. There is a metro running to Cerny Most with a change in Mustek station. From the station Cerny Most another bus to Liberec.
By train: Go to the main train station in Prague where you get on the subway. With a transfer station in Florence, go to the station Cerny Most. From the station Cerny Most you take a bus to Liberec.
By car: From Prague to Liberec best to go on the road R10, followed by R35. From Liberec take the Bedrichov Jizerska road for about 10 kilometers to the finish.
Prague – Liberec 110 km
Liberec – Bedrichov 10 km
INTERESTING TO KNOW ABOUT¨
In the vicinity of the race, there are many beautiful places to visit. In the immediate vicinity is the lookout Kralovka Slovanka. From there you have a great view of the Giant Mountains and the forested landscape. Another nice natural monument are the Waterfalls Jedlovy dul. A few kilometers from the start of the race is the town of Liberec. It offers a large aquapark at the Babylon centre. The Jested mountain has on its top an important building regarding architecture. It is also the most famous Czech tower.
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