Date and Time:
The Marathon starts at 09:00am on Sunday, 16th October 2011.
5 hours 30 minutes. The traffic opens at 14:30. After that time, the participants who are still on the course will be asked to continue running on the sidewalks.
You must be 18 years of age or older on race day, 16th October 2011 to register for the Marathon.
Registration is possible until 23:59 GMT on 30th September 2011.
The entry fee for the Marathon;
40 TL from 1 January to 31 July 2011,
50 TL from 1 August to 31 August 2011,
80 TL from 1 September to 30 September 2011.
How to Enter:
Please Contact ACETESTRAVEL which is the only official agency of Istanbul Marathon in Japan.
Where to Pick Up the Race Pack:
The entrants will receive their race packs at the Istanbul Expo Center. The race pack includes the bib number, the timing chip and the marathon t-shirt.
One bib number will be given for the each competitors. Bib number, with four safety pin should be held to the uniform’s chest part.
All Marathon entrants will receive single-use timing chips with the event logo in their race packs. The price of the chip is included in the entry fee. The chip must be tied with the shoelace.
Marathon finishers will be presented a commemorative medal at the finish line.
There is no separate pasta party. Pasta will be served as well as some other traditional Turkish food at the Expo at all times from 13th October to 15th October.
Starts and Finish Areas:
The start area distance is 300 meter to the Bosphorus Bridge’s. The Race will be finished in front of the Sultanahmet Mosque in Sultanahmet Square.
Transportation to Start Area:
Free transportation to the start area will be provided for the participants on the race day from Taksim, the city centre, and from Sultanahmet. The buses will leave from 07:00 on, the last bus leaving at 07:30.
Personal belongings may be left in the buses that will take the participants to the start area. Bringing valuables is not recommended. Organization committee is not responsible for lost items. All participants will considered as they have read and confiremed the statement on the registration form.
Drinking/sponging and refreshment stations are provided every 2,5 Km after 5th Km.
Possible Weather Conditions:
12-13 degrees Celcius at the start 16-17 degrees Celcius at the finish.
30 ambulances will be available throughout the course and a Tent Hospital will be located at the finish.
Please, be examined before the race. People who has respiratory tract and heart disease should not participate into Marathon. Please participate into the marathon 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.
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. Acetestravel can arrange your airport transfer.
Limitations of Organization:
The athletes cannot attend to the Marathon 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.