ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
JIBE JAHA (SheJizerkyInshields-Iblonde-Havířov) is not an organized race, it is a common friendly challenge or rather a solid adventure, from which you will take away a lot of experiences and you will draw from them for a long time. You'll be on your own with only your own forward motion, hunger, thirst, sleep and unexpected situations to deal with. You will get to know the beauty but also the harshness of the Czech winter landscape and it will get under your skin.
Thursday 1.2. (February 1st) Place to be specified
- 17:00 race registration
- 18:00 briefing
- 18:30 dinner
Friday 2. 2.
- 8:45 meeting at the start
- 9:00 start of the challenge
Monday 5. 2.
- 9:00 expiry of the 150km limit - 3 days (also valid for the 300 and 600 km routes)
- 9:00 expiry of the 300km limit - 6 days (also valid for the 600km route)
Wednesday 14. 2.
- 9:00 Expiry of the 600 km limit - 12 days
START, FINISH, DISTANCE AND TIME LIMIT
Start - mass on 2 February 2024 at 9:00 a.m. on the dam between the first and second dam in Jablonec nad Nisou
Finish - 600 km under the victorious Havířov arch, at Alšova 9, Havířov. 300 km - mountain cottage in the village Petříkov, no. 36, 150 km - Srub Karolínka, Maršov nad Metují 5, Velké Petrovice
Cut off time - 600 km is announced for 288 hours (12 days) ending on 14 February at 9:00. Limit on 300 km is 144 hours (6 days) ending 8.2. at 9:00. Limit on 150 km is 72 hours (3 days) ending 5.2.
Length - 600 km, 300 km, 150 km
- skiers (ideal and recommended way of movement - combination of skis and walking in places where skiing is not possible)
- foot (due to the often machine-groomed ski tracks, most of the time movement is only possible on snowshoes and in limited conditions, not recommended)
- maximum three-member team, regardless of gender
- the whole team must move together and stay within sight of each other.
- one for all, all for one, and the whole team must finish together
- the whole team must move in the same way (skiing or walking)
- members of the same team can help each other
- maximum of four relay members, without distinction of gender
- each member of the relay moves on his own without the help of other members
- each member can choose the style of movement (skiing, walking)
- each relay determines the place of the relay handover and the distance of the individual sections
- the relay baton is the GPS tracker that you hand over to each other
- the same rules apply as for individuals
- at least one member of the relay must reach the finish line, but there is nothing like sharing the joy together
As this is not an organized race, but a joint, non-public and voluntary event, there is no entry fee. However, for everyone's safety, this adventure can only be completed with a gps tracker. This tracker needs to be rented for the entry fee below (the relay has one tracker). From us, you will receive a free race t-shirt, finishers t-shirt (not valid for relays), travel pack, small snacks during registration and at checkpoints, refreshments and a roof over your head at the finish line, photo documentation, discount on Montane products and most importantly a mega portion of experience.
600 km - 7000,- CZK
300 km - 6000,- CZK
150 km - 5000,- CZK
600 km - 3000,- CZK each member
300 km - 2500,- CZK each member
150 km - 2000,- CZK each member
Each member of the team has his own gps tracker, the conditions are the same as for individuals and therefore the price of the entry fee. So each team member pays the same entry fee as an individual and receives everything as an individual.
Cancellation conditions - 100% back on cancellation until 1.11.2023, 75% until 31.12.2023, 50% until 19.1.2024, after this date the supplement is not refundable.
The route is given. It follows the route Trail through the Czech Republic and winter ViaCzechia trails, and often it just leads along a tourist trail that nobody walks on in winter. So a sense of navigation is a quality that will come in handy. Of course, you will receive a gpx route. We recommend you have the Mapy.cz app on your phone, where you can find up-to-date information on machine-made tracks and also accurate hiking signs and options for pubs, shops, shelters, etc. The route is not marked by the race organizer. More about the route in the rules.
It’s a challenging route and it can turn in minutes from ideal and idyllic conditions into a hellish march in deep snow or, on the contrary, no snow at all. That’s why you need to be prepared for everything.
Link to the route (foot/ski) https://mapy.cz/s/marofelesa
FINISH AND CHECKPOINTS
150 km finish and checkpoint for other routes
- Srub Karolínka, Maršov nad Metují 5, Velké Petrovice
- Hot water, food, shower, heat available
- Sleeping inside, capacity 10 persons
- Inside you can charge your phone and everything you need, dry clothes
- 1,5km away from the railway station Žďár nad Metují
300km finish and checkpoint for the 600km route
- Cozy mountain cottage in the village Petříkov, no. 36
- Inside there is a stove and there will be hot water, food, shower
- Sleeping inside, capacity 5 persons
- You can recharge phone and everything needed, dry clothes
- The nearest train station is Ramzová, about 2km from the cabin
600 km finish
- Apartment in Alšova 9, right above the Havířov victory arch
- Heat, electricity, shower, civilization
- You can sleep on the floor on a carpet
- Hospitality from the Hostinský family (Eva and Zdenek) - like at home
- Public transport a short walk away
- The route is given and you cannot choose shorter and sometimes more tempting routes. However, the route can be significantly extended (more info about the route will be given to each registered competitor before the start and during the briefing)
- Part of the compulsory equipment is a gps tracker, which you will receive before the start, and you will be tracked along the route.
- You have to move all the way from the start to the finish line using only your own power.
- It is possible to leave the trail, either consciously or unconsciously, but you have to always return to the trail at the same point where you left the trail. After leaving the route, you can move in any way you like. When you return to the route, you move again under your own power. This also applies if you are forced to use the route movement with the help of someone else to resolve an emergency situation - you must always return to the point where you left the route under your own power.
- In the case of bivouacking, you must return the bivouac site to its original state. It is forbidden to bivouac in National Parks and Protected Areas
- You carry, you carry everything you'll need on the road. Any planned support that would provide you with refreshments, equipment or disadvantage others with their help is prohibited. Therefore, you may not have a support team or person with you during the challenge. You are on your own and on your own wits (except in the team category, where you have the crutch of other members).
- Not to be too strict, meeting the other person and accompanying him/her for a short time is possible, but only if the other participants are not disadvantaged (i.e. they must not go in front of you, cut the trail, navigate or provide everything described above).
- If you have a problem, you must help yourself (apart from medical help), or you can accept any random help. That means accepting whatever fate throws your way.
- When driving on any road where motor vehicles are in use, it is compulsory to have the rear red flashing lights on, even in daylight.
- Along the way there are plenty of places to recharge your batteries, buy refreshments and even arrange accommodation. You can also send a package to the post office in your name to pick up along the way. You can also send a parcel by the organisers to the checkpoint.
- Participants can help each other in any way they like.
- This is a nonstop challenge and the timing is up to you.
- Fair play and following the rules are taken for granted because you do it for yourself and the biggest reward for your performance is the knowledge of what you have accomplished.
- If you miss the challenge limit, you should not continue.
- The minimum age of the participant is 18 years.
- Be considerate of all other visitors and tourists on the route and do not restrict them in any way.
- Do not violate the regulations and rules of the nature reservations, do not enter private lands and buildings without prior agreement.
- It is strictly forbidden to enter the machine-groomed ski track for the classic skiing unless you are skiing. For the foot category there is a strict prohibition to move on groomed trails without snowshoes!! And even with snowshoes, try to leave no foot prints on the groomed ski trails and preserve the good name of the race.
- Give ski visitors to the mountains priority and be nice to them even if they are not going to be nice to you.
- Never bivouac on the road, always stay off the road (where it is not forbidden by the MPA or NP)
- And of course, there is an even stricter ban on throwing away or burying waste, everything needs to be thrown away in the places designated for it, usually it is a dustbin.
- Poo – never on trail, dig a hole and bury all the products well under the snow.
- When moving on any road or path where the cars are driving, keep your red light on and be clearly visible. Anticipate drivers' reactions - snow drifts, icy conditions, reduced visibility,...
- GPS Tracker, which you will receive on Thursday before the start at the presentation. When you are finished, you will hand it in at the finish line. In case of droping off the race, you send it to our address as soon as possible by post.
- Cell phone - working, charged and always on. That's so we can contact you and you can contact us. So you can call for help anytime. To make it easier for you to navigate. And some selfies and panoramas will come in handy too. Plus, one text message a day to HQ is mandatory.
- Sleeping bag
- Red rare light to be used on the roads.
- Quality down sleeping bag and good sleeping system. A bivvy or expedition tent will come in handy on the mountain ridges - temperatures can drop below -20°C in some places, and when you add humidity and wind, life can be at stake. A sleeping bag often comes in handy at mountain huts when there is no space.
- High-quality and spare clothes for cold and wet weather.
- Well equipped first aid kit, navigation, compass, headlamp, spare batteries, heat pads, equipment repair items, toilet paper, cash (czech koruna).
- From our own experience on the trail, we recommend a good quality backpack.
- For this, some lightweight pulk (sled) for pulling, which can be easily attached to the backpack. In places where it will be groomed by machine, the pulk will lighten your weight, but there will be places, and lots of them, where you can't pull it, so it should be easy attachable to your pack so you can walk.
- While it can be planned so that you always sleep warm under a roof, you should simply be equipped to stand all kind of weather on the trail without help. And if necessary, sleep anywhere, anytime, make basic repairs and treat your injuries.
- A powerful and lightweight powerbank.
- There can be very challenging conditions on the mountain ridges. Strong winds, heavy snow, zero visibility, temperatures well below freezing, high humidity, all of this can lead to hypothermia, disorientation and serious injury or death. That’s why you need to be very careful in these parts, plan ahead, anticipate and do not take unnecessary risks. Everyone is responsible for their actions and decisions. However, the biggest danger is when on the roads, that is where you can get injured or killed by car. Icy and slippery road, snowy banks, low visibility. So be extremly cautious and never take any risk.
- Moving on the roads is the biggest danger and threat, so always be as careful as possible and never take risks.
During the race registration, you sign a declaration that you are familiar with the risks of the event and that you take all the responsibility resulting in injury (injury, permanent consequences, death). The same applies to damage of material. You start at your own risk and you are aware that the event is not secure by medics or organized in any way. With your signature, you also confirm that you are completely healthy and that you are not aware of anything that would endanger your good health. Every mountain has a Mountain Rescue Service and almost everywhere there is a signal to call for help, but call for help only in a truly emergency situation. But most importantly, do your best not to get into a problem, and if you do get into it, do your best to solve it in time.
Once a day, you'll get a short text message, which we'll put on the web to let the world know how you're doing. It's for the appeal of watching the challenge, and also for us to check on your status.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE CALL
If you decide to leave the challenge, notify us immediately by text or phone and don't forget to send back the gps tracker when you get home.
PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS
You will be given a time penalty for unconsciously shortening the route. Deliberate and repeated violations of the rules may result in disqualification. But it would be pointless to violate the rules because it’s about the experience, not the result.
RESULTS AND PRIZES
If you complete the challenge, you will receive a finisher's t-shirt at the finish line. The race is not for prizes, but the joint announcement will take place in May at the Mácha Lake running event Machac Run Fest 11.5.2024. There is no winner or loser. The results will be published after the end of the challenge.