N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon 15K Run took place on Sunday, November 7! We are pleased to welcome the runners of the shorter distance on a race course where everyone can break their personal records.


The 15K runners stand ready approximately 400 meters behind the toll booths of the “15 Temmuz Şehitler Bridge” (behind the Marathon runners). After the marathon run starts, the 15K runners come 150 meters ahead (at the Marathon start point) and wait.

The 15K race starts at 9.15 a.m.; after crossing the bridge, the course descends to Beşiktaş through Barbaros Boulevard and it reaches Karaköy following the coastal road.

The course turns in the direction of Sirkeci after the Galata Bridge and turns back in front of Hava Harp Okulu at the end of the road passing Sirkeci, Kennedy Street, Cankurtaran and  Kumkapı. The course which lies along the coastal road ends on the opposite street of the Yenikapı Meeting Area, right after the subway.

Services Offered within the Scope of the Event

  1. Timekeeping
  2. Race Kit (bib number and electronic chip)
  3. Race bag
  4. T-shirt
  5. Medal
  6. Certificate
  7. Water and refreshment stations on the course
  8. Food package after the race
  9. Photograph service



Early Registration Period: November 16 –December 31 – 45 Euro

  1. Registration Period: January 1 –June 3 – 55 Euros
  2. Registration Period: July 1-31– 65 Euros
  3. Registration Period: September 1 – October 20 – 85 Euros

Race kit distribution will take place at the “Dr. Kadir Topbaş Show and Art Center – formerly name of Eurasia Culture and Art Centre” on November 4-5-6th.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  HES code query will be made for your safety, similar to all our events. Don’t forget to have your HES code ready with you when you come for kit distribution! Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts for all our announcements.

Since our service process starts from the moment you register, registration cancellation, postponement or refund will not be possible, however you can choose one of the following options:

  • Even if you do not participate, you can receive your race bag, which is your right, at the distribution point.
  • You can transfer your registration to someone else for the same event.

(You can inform the TR ID number of the person you want to transfer your rights to at this address info@spor.istanbul )

Changing the category is possible until October 20th. There is no cancellation, postponement or transferring rights to another person.

Race Day Program / Sunday, November 7, 2021

3.00 AM                       “15 Temmuz Şehitler Bridge” Closes to Vehicle Traffic

7.00 AM – 7.30 AM       Departure Time of the Buses to Transfer 42K and 15K Athletes (Taksim – Sultanahmet)

7.30 AM – 8.30 AM       Departure Time of the Buses to Transfer Public Run Athletes

7.30 AM                         Closing of Entire Course to Vehicle Traffic

8.30 AM                       Departure of buses to transport runners’ belongings from the bag drop area to the finish areas

8.45 AM                         Wheelchair Race Start

9.00 AM                         42K Race Start

9.15 AM                         15K Race Start

9.45 AM                         Public Run Start

10.05 AM                       Estimated Finish Time of the 15K Champion

11.10 AM                      Estimated Finish Time of the 42K Champion

12.00 PM                       15K Race Ends (Yenikapı)

12.00 PM                       42K General Classification Award Ceremony (Sultanahmet)

3.00 PM                         42K Race Ends (Sultanahmet)

As of November 7, 2021, all runners over the age of 16 can participate in the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon.

Athletes over the age of 64 can participate in the race unlike last year.

At the finish point, all runners will be awarded medals who complete the race within the 2 hours and 15 minutes time limit.

15K General Category ceremony will be held at 11.00. The athletes who are entitled to receive the award will be contacted later and they will be asked to fill in a form for the monetary award.

(All awards are subject to a 0.948% stamp tax)

Time limit for 15K race is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Athletes who complete the race course over this period are not classified and cannot claim a right for medals and certificates.

Your position at the start line, how further back you are from the start line, does not affect your measurement. Your race time starts to be measured on the moment you cross the chip carpet.

There will be a road line in the same color as your chest number on the race course. You can follow the race course by following the colored road line.

There will be water stations on the race course at 5th and 10th km. Public and portable toilets will be available at various points along the race course. The toilet points will be indicated by the directions along the race course for easy access of the runners.

Buses for belongings will be located at the left of the starting point. All athletes will deliver the bags given to them during kit distribution to the relevant bus according to their bib numbers and will receive them back at the finish point by showing their bib numbers. 

Buses to carry the athletes to the starting point will depart from Taksim “Atatürk Kültür Merkezi” and Sultanahmet Hagia Sophia Mosque between 7.00 and 7.30 AM. Only athletes showing their bib number will be allowed on these buses.