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N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon

27 Mar 2022 (Sun)

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Half marathon, 10 km

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon

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Join N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon

The Istanbul Marathon is one of the fastest marathons in the world. In 2021 Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya set a new Women's World Half Marathon Record at 1:04:02. This is a perfect event for your new PB.

The Istanbul Half Marathon was first organised in 1987. After several breaks, it was finally brought back to life in 2015 when the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the new sponsor organised the race again. Since then, the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon is a popular destination on the map of the most popular half marathons in Europe.

The course of this race runs almost entirely on the coast of Sea of Marmara on the European side of Istanbul. The start and finish lines of Istanbul Half Marathon are located on the coast of Golden Horn in Balat. It is a fast, mostly flat IAAF Gold Label race that takes part annually in April. This guarantees perfect weather and a chance for a personal best or an easy start to the season after a long winter.

Istanbul has a lot to offer to tourists. Apart from great weather, especially for those recovering from a long and cold winter, it has a very exciting and colorful culture and rich history.
Make sure you plan your Istanbul Half Marathon trip to include a few days before or after the race for sightseeing and enjoying the city.
A few important things to do may include visiting the 8th wonder of the world - Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom), participating in the iconic Swirling Dervishes Show or going to the Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit. 

This city has something to offer for everyone!

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Course details

Course surface
Asphalt
Other tags
IAAF Gold Label
AIMS certified
Picturesque
Scenic
City
Historical
Architecture
River
Course Highlights

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.

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Route map

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon Route Map

Included in the fee

1. Time measurement service

2. Race Pack (chest number and electronic chip)

3. Sports bag

4. T-shirt 

5. Medal

6. Certificate

7. Water and feeding stations on the track

8. Post-race food package

9. Photo service

Practicalities

Age Limit

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

Award Medals

All finishers are eligible to receive commemorative medals.

Maximum Time

The course is open 3 hours.  After that time, the participants who are still on the course will be asked to continue running on the side walks. 

Qualifications

There is no qualification by time for participation.

Race Kit Includes

​Bib (Race) number, Shoe tag timing responder, Safety pins, Race bag (If using luggage tent please attach race bag number in front of race bag)

Timing

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

Location

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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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Participants will pick up their bib numbers from the Half Marathon Expo on 25th and 26th of March 2022. Location information will be given later.

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?

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Yes

How does the bag storage work?

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You will also be given your personal official race bag at the Half Marathon Fair. Please fill in the information requested on the back of your item bag number and attach it to your bag. The number must be attached to your bag before the race. Please do not use this number if you are not going to deliver bags. Only the bags given to the athletes by the organization committee are accepted in the Safety Equipment Tents, except bags, bags and belongings are not accepted in any way due to security m

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon

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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.