Discover the Jizera Mountains in a different light and be part of the Bedrichov Night Light Marathon (BNLM). Evening races traditionally opens the SkiTour season. BNLM races start on the Ski Stadion in Bedrichov and show you the famous places, where thousands of cross-country skiers ride through the legendary Jizerská 50. Enjoy a magical atmosphere when only a moon, stars, runners' headlamps and fiery torches shine. The term will be held again in January, and the race will take two days to satisfy also the skiers who prefer classics. Choose a track for 30 km, 17.5 or 10 km for beginners.

Scheduled races and starting fee

  until 12. 12. 2021 until 16. 2. 2022 at number pick-up
VW Night Light Marathon 17.5 km skating (Friday 18. 2.) 500 CZK 600 CZK 600 CZK
VW Night Light Marathon 30 km skating (Friday 18. 2.) 600 CZK 700 CZK 700 CZK
ČT Night Light Marathon 10 km classic (Saturday 19. 2.) 350 CZK 400 CZK 400 CZK
Night Light Marathon 17.5 km classic (Saturday 19. 2.) 500 CZK 600 CZK 600 CZK
Night Light Marathon 30 km classic (Saturday 19. 2.) 600 CZK 700 CZK 700 CZK
Night Light Marathon 10 km classic - family fee (4 persons, max. 2 adults) 800 CZK 1 000 CZK 1 000 CZK
Mini SkiTour (Saturday 19. 2.) 50 CZK 50 CZK 50 CZK


Conditions of starting fee refund

If the race is canceled, the starting fee is not refunded.

Alternative race term

In case of inadequate snow conditions and the impossibility of organizing the race, either on alternate or shortened tracks, the race will take a place in March 2023 (the date will be specified).

Capacity of the race

VW Bedřichovský NLM 17.5 km skating: 300 competitors
VW Bedřichovský NLM 30 km skating: 250 competitors
Bedřichovský NLM 10 km classic: 100 competitors
Bedřichovský NLM 17.5 km classic: 250 competitors
Bedřichovský NLM 30 km classic: 300 competitors
Mini Bedřichovský NLM (children race; classic): 150 competitors


The race will be organized into 2 laps of the 17.5 km track, the athletes will go into the next lap at the Nová louka.
Track limit for 30 km skating/ classic: will be set as a fixed time limit for passing through the second lap:  1 hour 40 minutes after start. Slower athletes will be directed to the finish and classified on the 17.5 km track.

10 km

17,5 km

30 km 


Weather in the place of race

Usual height of the snow and maximal and minimal temperature at the time of the race (according to long term statistics)

  • 37 cm of snow
  • max. -1,5 °C
  • min. -6,5 °C


Thanks to ČHMÚ for providing weather statistics.

Time schedule 

Friday 18. 2. 2022

3:00 PM - 5:20 PM  New registrations and BIBS distribution (Ski Stadion in Bedrichov)
6:20 PM START VW Night Light Marathon - 30 km skating
6:35 PM START VW Night Light Marathon - 17.5 km skating 
from 8:20 PM Prize giving ceremony

Saturday 19. 2. 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM New registrations and BIBS distribution - children (Ski Stadion in Bedrichov)
1:00 PM - 5:40 PM

New registrations and BIBS distribution - adults (Ski Stadion in Bedrichov)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

accompanying program iQLANDIA Liberec

4:00 PM START children races (5 starts due to the age)
5:30 PM Prize giving ceremony - children
6:40 PM START Night Light Marathon - 30 km classic
6:55 PM START Night Light Marathon - 17,5 km classic
7:10 PM START ČT Night Light Marathon - 10 km classic
from 8:40 PM Prize giving ceremony - adults

The race is organized in the territory administered by the state enterprise Lesy České republiky. The forests are also yours, so take care of them.

What do you get for the starting fee?

Starting pack

  • BIB number
  • borrowed measuring chip
  • discount vouchers
  • gifts from partners

Service for competitors

  • accident insurance of VZP Insurance Company
  • VW Crafter heated cloakroom and changing room
  • medal after the race
  • wax service by SWIX - more info HERE
  • Enervit refreshments along the track
  • refreshment in the finish area
  • rescue system
  • SMS with your race time
  • professional time-keeping
  • diploma to download
  • accompanying program


At the end of the races, the absolute winners are awarded (across the categories - see the SkiTour rules) as well as the three best racers in categories (except 10 km classic, where are awarded only absolute winners - the fastest 3 men and 3 women)


Tips for trips


  • Craft
  • Norský svět
  • Skiservis Mára
  • Královka
  • Obec Bedřichov
  • Liberecký kraj
  • Jizerská 50
  • Jizerská ops
  • Horská služba
  • Turistický region
  • Penzion Vodárna
  • Celtima s.r.o.


468 12 Bedřichov v Jizerských horách 218
phone: 483 380 034

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Main partners

    Volkswagen - užitkové vozy
    Pojišťovna VZP
    Generali Investments

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    Crystal Bohemia

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    Kudy z nudy
    Báječné ženy v běhu
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