We continue with the event presentation of season XI with Reistadløpet. The 50-kilometer race takes place on April 10th. Tomorrow we will present the season finale event Ylläs-Levi.
Reistadløpet, a 50 km long race with an extremely challenging course, is the northernmost race in Visma Ski Classics. The race has a long history that dates back to 1958, and it commemorates a local ski legend Colonel Ole Reistad, a Norwegian champion in pentathlon in 1922 and the leader of the ski patrol that won the Olympic gold in St. Moritz in 1928.
The race starts in Setermoen, which is in the municipality of Bardu in Norway, and goes through arctic landscapes and mountain tops before reaching the finish line in Bardufoss in the municipality of Målelv. Bardufoss is located about 82 km north of the town Narvik and about 70 km south of the city of Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway. Setermoen has one of the oldest army camps in Norway, and military education was established there in 1898 because of its strategic location in the midst of the mountains.
THE FACTS – REISTADLØPET
LOCATION: Setermoen-Bardufoss, Norway
DATE: Saturday, April 10th 2021
START TIME: Women CET 10:00, Men CET 10:30
DISTANCE: 50 km Classic Technique
VISMA SKI CLASSICS SPRINT: Storlømyra: 5 km
VISMA SKI CLASSICS CLIMBS: Orta: 14 km
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