ABOUT MARATHON42K / Marathon

Please read carefully all information before registered!

Race Date and Time:

  • The Marathon starts at 09.00 am on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Race Day Schedule / November 12, 2017:

04.00 Closing time to the traffic for the 15 July Martyrs Bridge
07.00 – 07.30 Departure time for 42K, 15K and 10K transportation buses to the start point from Taksim and Sultanahmet
07.30 – 08.30 Departure time for the Fun Run transportation buses from Mecidiyeköy
07.30 Closing time to the traffic for all course
08.30 Departure time for Luggage Buses from Start Point to Finish Points.
08.45 Start of Wheelchair Race
09.00 Start of Maraton and 15K Races
09.10 Start of 10K Race
09.30 Start of 8K Fun Run
10.00 Approximately finish time for 10K Race Champion
10.15 Approximateyl finish time for 15K Race Champion
11.10 Approximately finish time for 42K Race Champion
11.30 Finish time for 10K Race (in Eminönü)
12.00 Finish time for 15K (in Eminönü)
12.00 Award Ceremony (in Sultanahmet)
15.00 Finish time for 42K Race (in Sultanahmet)

Time Limit:

  • Time limit is 6 hours for 42K runners. All course will be open to the traffic at 15.00. After this time, the runners who are still on the course will be asked to continue running on the sidewalks.

Attention:

  • The chip points will be open to the traffic step by step. Any runners who comes to the finish line after the time limit will not receive medal and certificate.

Timing Chip

  • A recycling chip which is going to take the running time will be given to all runners at Marathon and Sport EXPO.
  • All runners must tie this timing chips to their shoelace.

The Video of Timing Chip:

Opening Hours of Chip Points:

  • The course will be opened to the traffic as hours below;

Time Limit for Chip Points:

5.km

will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).

10.km

will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).

15.km

will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).

20.km

will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).

25.km

will be opened on 14.30 o'clock (5.30 hours).

30.km

will be opened on 14.30 o'clock (5.30 hours).

35.km

will be opened on 14.30 o'clock (5.30 hours).

40.km

will be opened on 14.45 o'clock (5.45 hours).

42,195.km

will be opened on 15.00 o'clock (6.00 hours).

Age Limit:

  • The age limit for 42K race is 18 years (Runners must be born before November 12, 1999).

Participant Limit:

  • The participant limit for 42K race is 10.000. The entry closes as soon as the registration limit has been reached.

Application Dates:

  • Registration is possible by online until 23.59 GMT on September 30, 2017.

Entry Fee:

The entry fee for the Marathon;

  • 40 TRY from 1 January to 31 July 2017,
  • 60 TRY from 1 August to 31 August 2017,
  • 80 TRY from 1 September to 30 September 2017
  • Late Registration 100 TRY + CSO (Civil Society Organization) price will be announced from 9 to 11 November 2017

(Exchange rate will be calculated as 1 $ for 3,75 TRY, 1 € for 4 TRY)

How to Enter:

  • It is only possible to register online.
  • After you read the Marathon race information click the online registration button below and fill the application form carefully.
  • Click the “confirm” button and write your credit card information and pay the entry fee.
  • Check your registration from Confirmation page and be sure to see that “Congratulations! You’re successfully registered to the race” information.

Attention:

  • Please note that, you'll not receive any confirmation e-mail after you registered.
  • You should check your registration from the Confirmation page.
  • Runners who are registered for the race should wait for Marathon and Sport EXPO.

Bib (Race) Number:

  • Bib (Race) Numbers will not be announced after registration on this year.
  • The entrants will pick up their race bib numbers at the Marathon and Sport EXPO which will be held on November 9th and 11th, 2017 at Asli Cakir Alptekin Sport Hall with their passports.
  • The race packet includes the bib number, the timing chip, marathon t-shirt and the race bag.

Category Change:

  • The last day for category changing is September 30, 2017. After this date, no request will be accepted.

Marathon and Sport EXPO:

  • Marathon ve Sport EXPO will be held on between November 9th – 11th, 2017 at Asli Cakir Alptekin Sports Hall.
  • The entrants will receive their race packs at Marathon and Sport Expo.
  • The race pack includes the bib number, the timing chip, the marathon t-shirt and the race bag.
  • Runners must show their passports for picking up their race packs.
  • It’s impossible to pick up the race packs except Marathon and Sport EXPO and only Marathon and Sport EXPO days.
  • Pasta will be served as well as some other traditional Turkish food during the Expo.
  • Marathon and Sport EXPO is fee to all runners.

Starts and Finish Areas:

  • The 42K start area is 250 meters to the 15th July Martyrs Bridge.
  • The Race will be finished in front of the Sultanahmet Mosque in Sultanahmet Square.

Refreshment Stations:

  • Drinking/sponging and refreshment stations are provided every 2,5 km after 5th km.

Transportation to Start Area:

  • There will be free buses to the start point from below destinations on race day.
  • Taksim Square (in front of AKM - Atatürk Culture Center) between 07.00 am. - 07.30 am.
  • Sultanahmet Square (in front of Hagia Sophia) between 07.00 am. - 07.30 am.

Attention:

  • The last departure time is 07.30 am.!

Personal Belongings:

Marathon luggage buses will be located 50 meters back of the start point.

  • The athletes should leave their bags in the respective buses.
  • All luggage buses will leave at 08.30.
  • At the start areas the Organizing Committee shall not be liable of any belongings that are not left in the buses until this time.
  • The luggage buses will be ready at the finish area before runners arrival.
  • Bringing valuables is not recommended.
  • Personal belongings may be left in the buses that will take the participants to the start area.
  • The Organization Committee is not responsible for lost items.
  • All participants will considered as they have read and confiremed the statement on the registration form.

Finishers´ Medals:

  • Marathon runners who finishes the race in time (in 6.00 hours) will be presented a commemorative medal at the finish line.

Cup and Prize Money:

  • The prizes will be given to champions after race (Sultanahmet area) at Award Ceromony.
  • Champion athletes passports are required for prize Money.

Attention:

  • The last day for Cup is November 30th, 2017.
  • The Organization Committee is not responsible that who will not take their cup and prize Money until November 30th, 2017.

Medical Support:

  • 30 ambulances will be available throughout the course and a Tent Hospital will be located at the finish.

Health Advice:

  • Please, be examined before the race. People who have respiratory tract and heart disease should not participate in the 42K race. Please participate in the 10K race after you have enough rest. In the race morning have your breakfast early and avoid yourself from the acidic and alcoholic drinks. Please wear socks with your sneakers necessarily. Please leave the race if you have health problems during the race you can also ask for medical assistance from health officers.

Possible Weather Conditions:

  • 12-13 degrees celcius at the start 16-17 degrees celcius at the finish area.

International Arrivals:

  • The nearest airport to the main locations such as the Marathon Office, the Expo and the finish area is Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IATA Code: IST), 25km to the City center. The Sabiha Gokcen Airport (IATA Code: SAW) on the Asian part of the city is an alternative at a distance of 50km to the City center. There are shuttle services at both airports provided by the ground handling company HAVAS.

www.istanbulairportshuttle.com

  • Metro operates between the Ataturk Airport and Aksaray, a district close to Sultanahmet. A taxi costs around 30 Euros to Sultanahmet or Taksim, the city center.

Limitations of Organization:

  • The athletes cannot attend to the 42K race with bicycle, motorcycle, roller skates or any other vehicles. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality organizes different competitions and sports events with such vehicles. Participants must join to organizations with the appropriate sports clothing.

Attention:

  • The next page is 42K race application form page.
  • The category cannot be changed after September 30th, 2017.
  • Registrations cannot be cancelled or postponed after registration process is complited.
  • All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Participants will not receive a confirmation e-mail after registration process is complited.
  • Participants must check their registration from Confirmation page on the home page.
  • Elite athlete entries are strictly by invitation only.
  • In the event of cancellation of the Event, Vodafone İstanbul Marathon will have no responsibility for any costs incurred as a result of cancellation including any travel or accommodation costs.
  • Each participant must agree to the disclaimer and Terms & Conditions before participating in the event.
  • All participants must wear their assigned race numbers, clearly visible on the front of the torso during the race. Numbers must be displayed in full view, and may not be folded or cut in any way.
  • Race numbers are specific personal identifiers and may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to any other person. You must not under any circumstances give your race number to anyone else. This is particularly important for medical services and appropriate treatment in the event of injury or illness.
  • Participation in the event is entirely at the risk of the entrant and Vodafone İstanbul Marathon are not liable for death, injury, loss or damage arising from participation in the event.
  • Vodafone İstanbul Marathon reserves the right to delay, postpone, cancel, or not officially time the race in the event of adverse weather conditions. The determination of what constitutes adverse weather conditions is reserved solely to Vodafone İstanbul Marathon.
  • Some of the information are subject to change. Please check the race information from time to time.

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