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Istanbul Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Istanbul, Turkey

Distance Half marathon

About Istanbul Half Marathon

The conquering armies of ancient times tended to ransack the city rather than endow it with artistic treasures, but all that changed with the Byzantines, who adorned their churches and palaces with mosaics and frescoes. Miraculously, many of these remain. Their successors, the Ottomans, were quick to launch an ambitious building program and the magnificently decorated imperial mosques that resulted are architectural triumphs that together form one of the world's great skylines. In recent years, local banks and business dynasties have reprised the Ottomans' grand ambitions and endowed an impressive array of galleries, museums and festivals for all to enjoy.

With that being said, the Istanbul Half Marathon is the place to be!!

The Istanbul Half Marathon (Turkish: İstanbul Yarı Maratonu) is an annual road running event over the half marathon distance (21.1 km) that takes place in April on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey. It is now a IAAF Gold Label event.

Practicalities

Age Limit

You must be at least 18 years of age to enter the Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon and 16 years of age to enter 10K race.

Maximum Time

The course is open 2 hours 30 minutes. The traffic opens at 11.30. After that time, the participants who are still on the course will be asked to continue running on the sidewalks. All finishers are eligible to receive commemorative medals.

Qualifications

There is no qualification by time for participation.

Timing

All entrants will receive a timing chip along with their bib number at the Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon Office. You will receive printed instructions on how to do this with your chip - please read them carefully.

Istanbul Half Marathon Route Map

Istanbul Half Marathon Route Map

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Start:

Yenikapı Meeting Area

Aksaray Mahallesi, Yenikapı İstasyonu, 34096 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Difficulty

flat

Overview

HALF MARATHON (21K) 

Starting from Yenikapı Meeting Area, the coastal road turns towards Eyüp direction. The route continues from Kumkapi, Sirkeci, Eminönü, Unkapanı, Fener, Balat and as soon as Feshane passes through it, it makes "U" turn from the river located at Eyüp Kavsak. The race returns from the same direction and ends in the Yenikapi Meeting Area, the starting point of the race.

10K 

Starting from the 10K racing Yenikapı Meeting Area, the coastal road leads to Eyüp direction. The route crosses the Kumkapi and makes a "U" turn on the road 200 meters before the Sirkeci reaches the lights. The race returns from the same direction and ends in the Yenikapi Meeting Area, the starting point of the race.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.