N Kolay 43. Istanbul Marathon will start on Sunday, November 7 with a great excitement on the course that brings continents together!
Final registration date is October 20! Do not be late for this unique experience…
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.
Race kit distribution will take place at the Dr. Kadir Topbaş Show and Art Center 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.
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)
Changing the category is possible until October 20th. There is no cancellation, postponement or transferring rights to another person.
Runners 18 years of age or older as of 7 November 2021, can participate in the N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon. As per the pandemics measures, we are regretfully not able to include our runners above the age of 64.
All runners who finish the race in 6 hours and 20 minutes are presented with a medal at the finish point.
|42K PRIZE STRUCTURE|
|(All awards are subject to a 0.948% stamp tax)|
|OVERALL TOP FINISHERS|
|M E N||W O M E N|
|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.|
|M E N||W O M E N|
|2:08:59 or faster||$5.000||2:20:59 or faster||$5.000|
|2:07:59 or faster||$10.000||2:19:59 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.
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
Transfer from Yusufpasa “Bagcilar – Kabatas Tram Line” to Aksaray Metro Station to “Yenikapi Metro Station”
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: https://www.metro.istanbul/
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 transfer the athletes to the starting point will depart from Taksim “Atatürk Kültür Merkezi” and Sultanahmet Hagia Sophia Mosque between 07.00 and 07.30 a.m. Only athletes showing their bib number will be allowed on these buses.