Marathon 42K Run

N KOLAY 44. Istanbul Marathon


N Kolay 43. Istanbul Marathon took place on Sunday, November 7 with a great excitement on the course that brings continents together! 

42K Race Course

N Kolay 43. Istanbul Marathon will start in front of the 15 Temmuz Şehitler Bridge bus stop. The race, which starts about 250 meters before the toll booths, leaves Beşiktaş turn after crossing the bridge and descends to the beach from Barbaros Boulevard. By following this road, it enters the Galata Bridge by following the road of Dolmabahçe Caddesi, İnönü Stadium, Dolmabahçe Palace, Meclisi Mebusan Caddesi, Fındıklı, Tophane, Kemeraltı Street, Salı Pazarı, and Karaköy.

After Galata Bridge, it turns in the direction of Sirkeci and turns back in front of Hava Harp Okulu at the end of Sirkeci, Kennedy Street, Cankurtaran, Kumkapı, Yenikapı, Yedikule, Zeytinburnu, Bakırköy, Rauf Orbay Street following the coastal road. Following the same coastal road, the race enters through the gate of Sirkeci Gülhane Park. Passing through Gülhane Park, the race goes to Sultanahmet Square via the tramway road. Finish line is in the “At Square”, the meeting and sports center of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, between the entrance gate of the Blue Mosque and the Egyptian Obelisk.

Services Offered Within the Scope of the Event

  • Time measurement service
  • Race Pack (bib number and electronic chip)
  • Sports bag
  • T-shirt
  • Medal
  • Certificate
  • Water and refreshment stations on the course
  • Post-race food package
  • Photo service

N KOLAY 44. Istanbul Marathon


Early registiration: December 14, 2021 – January 3, 2022: 50 Euro

2. Registiration Period: January 4 – July 31  2022:  60 Euro

3. Registiration Period: August 1 – September 15  2022: 70 Euro

4. Registiration Period: September 16  – October 17  2022: 90 Euro


Race kit distribution will take place at the Dr. Kadir Topbaş Gösteri ve Sanat Merkezi on November 3-4-5. 

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.

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(All awards are subject to a 0.948% stamp tax)
In accordance with the World Athletics Label Road Races Regulations in force from 18 November 2020, there will be a 1.5% levy on the above gross prize money (before any penalties and taxes) for the top 8 ranked athletes. This levy represents the elite athletes’ and athletes’ representatives’ contribution to the anti-doping fund. The contribution will be deducted from the sums paid to elite athletes and paid directly to World Athletics.
2:08:59 or faster$5.0002:20:59 or faster$5.000
2:07:59 or faster$10.0002:19:59 or faster$10.000
►Time bonuses are not cumulative.
►Time bonus is to be paid to the winner only.

The time limit for the marathon is 6 hours and 20 minutes. The points on the course will be opened to traffic gradually. Runners who have not yet completed the course may continue the run on the pavement. Athletes who finish the course after 6 hours 20 minutes will not be classified, and they cannot claim medal or certificate.

The ranking of the elite athletes will be made according to the gun times.

All age groups and other awards will be based on the transponder times. It does not matter how far you are behind the start line, your Race Time begins at the moment you pass through the timing mat on the start line.

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All participants who register for the race will receive an electronic timing transponder (chip) at the Marathon Expo. 


Please do not forget to tie the chip on your shoe before the race. The time of any participant running without a chip cannot be measured.


We strongly urge you not to exchange your chip with other runners because your chip is identified by your credentials.


After you finish the race, please do not cross the finish line a second time or re-enter any part of the route.

There will be lines coloured on the route in order to follow during running and it is the same colour as your bib number.

The target time will be asked during the registration of participants.

With this information, the participants will know where and when they start the race.

Athletes bib number and gate number must be the same in order to enter the event area.

It will not be allowed to start the race through a different gate.

There will be refreshment stations with water and fast energy boosts every five kilometres on the route. Portable toilets will be available just after the KM stones on the sidewalk.

Participants can easily reach the start area, the “Dr. Kadir Topbaş Show and Art Center -formerly name of Eurasia Culture and Art Centre”, via Metro, Tram 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 Line

Via Tram;

Transfer from Yusufpasa “Bagcilar – Kabatas Tram 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:

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. 

Athletes who will deliver their bags to the safekeeping buses must put their bag number in the front section of their bags.

Bags must be delivered to the safekeeping bus/tent before the deadline. The bags not delivered by that time will not be accepted.

There should not be valuable items, money, phone, wallet, etc. in the bags that the participants will give to the safekeeping buses. In case that the bag is lost; the organization, its officials and employees are not responsible.

If the bag is left in a place or a vehicle other than the safekeeping tents/buses, the bag may not be accessible afterwards. In such a case, the organization and its officials will not be held responsible under any circumstances.

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