Date and Time:
The Marathon starts at 09:30am on Sunday, 16th October 2011.
Time limit is 3 hour for the participants of 8 Km. The participants who are still on the course may continue to run on the sidewalk.
You must be 15 years of age or older on race day, 16th October 2011 to register for the Marathon.
Registration is possible until 30th September 2011.
The entry fee is included in tour price.
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. To pick up the Race Pack is included in our itinerary.
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.
To the 8 Km participants, one timing chips will be given with bib number. The chip must be tied with the shoelace. Non-chip competitors´ degree can not be measured.
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.
Starts and Finish Areas:
The start area distance is 1500 meter to the Bosphorus Bridge’s (Altunizade Bridge below). The Race will be finished in front of the Inonu Stadium in Beşiktaş.
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.