08 Nov 2020 (Sun)
Marathon, 15km, 10 km
Join Istanbul Marathon
Are you ready to be one of the 4000 Marathon Runners that challenge all odds?
The Istanbul Marathon, which is the only intercontinental marathon in the world and is in the Gold Category, was among the organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that left its mark in 2020 with many mandatory changes from participation conditions to the track.
In 2020, when many major marathons were cancelled or run only by elite athletes, we meticulously completed all the preparations for the Istanbul Marathon, which we organized for the 42nd time. In this direction, we decided to run the N Kolay 42nd Istanbul Marathon on November 8 with only 4,000 42k runners on the “pandemic special track”!
The Istanbul Marathon, where tens of thousands of Istanbulites come together with Public Run every year and turn it into a feast, will be run in 2020 with just 4,000 marathon runners who won’t give up and go forth, even without spectator support!
Instead of the track that started with an intercontinental run on the 15th of July Martyrs Bridge on the Anatolian side, this year it starts from the Yenikapı Event Area, which allows all participants to take full health and hygiene measures.
The 42K runners who will participate in the N Kolay 42nd Istanbul Marathon started in Yenikapı for the first time this year and toured the Historical Peninsula, and after Dolmabahçe and Beşiktaş Barbaros Boulevard, the Bosporus from Europe to Asia and from Asia to Europe will mark a first by passing!
So, are you ready to run this special year and proudly carry the medal that only 4,000 people can have?
Course HighlightsThe marathon starts on the Asian side of the city, shortly before the First Bosphorus Bridge, crosses the bridge giving an outstanding view of the Bosphorus and Istanbul, passes many historic sites including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and ends in the İnönü Stadium in the European part. In all, the race crosses three bridges, one over the Bosporus and two over the Golden Horn
directions_runStart Address: Yenikapı, Aksaray, 34096 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
flagFinish Address: Yenikapı, Aksaray, 34096 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
The age limit for 42K race is 18 years.
Drinking/sponging and refreshment stations are provided every 5kms.
All marathon finishers will receive a commemorative medal at the finish line.
Your personal official race bag number will be given to you separately at the Race Kits Distribution Area. Please ensure that you complete the details on the luggage number and attach this to your bag. The number must be secured before packing your belongings to the bag. Luggage tents are provided at the start/finish area for the safe storage of your belongings. Official race bag will be given to you at the Race Kits Distribution Area, and only official race bag will be accepted into the luggage tent on the race day. Before the race: Complete all the details on your baggage label (this is attached to your number) and make sure you tie it to your bag. Valuables: Please remember not to bring any valuables with you to the event.Close the official race bag tightly so that enclosed items won't going out the bag. Additional bags will not be accepted. You will be advised to check your bag early to avoid congestion. Fragile and valuable items will not be acceptable. Please note that the organizers cannot be held responsible for damage and loss of valuables.
Race Kit Includes
Chip, t-shirt, bib number, and race bag
There will be water stations at the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th km on the course.
A recycling chip which is going to take the running time will be given to all runners at the race kit ditribution area. All runners must tie this timing chips to their shoelace.
• Participants can easily reach the start point “Yenikapi Meeting Area” via public transport Metro, Tramway and Marmaray from anywhere in Istanbul.Via Metro Line;•”Yenikapi Metro Station” via M1A Yenikapi – Atatürk Havalimani Metro Line•”Yenikapi Metro Station” via M2 Yenikapi – Haciosman Metro Line•”Yenikapi Metro Station” via M1B Yenikapi – Kirazli Metro Line•“Marmaray Ayrilik Cesmesi Station” via M4 Kadikoy – Tavsantepe Metro LineVia Tramway;•Transfer from Yusufpasa “Bagcilar – Kabatas Tramway Line” to Aksaray Metro Station to “Yenikapi Metro Station”Via Marmaray;•”Yenikapi Metro Station” via Kazlicesme – Ayrilik Cesmesi Marmaray Line.Attention: Yenikapi Metro Station is 1 Km to the Start/Finish area.The detailed Metro Map: https://www.metro.istanbul/
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.