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 registration: December 14, 2021 – January 3, 2022: 50 Euro

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

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

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

To register:

Race kit distribution will take place on November 3-4-5th. Details will be published here soon.

Race Day Program / Sunday, November 6, 2022

03.00: Pedestrianizing of “15 Temmuz Şehitler Bridge” 

05.00 : Pedestrianizing the entire race course

07.00 – 07.45: Departure Time of Buses to Carry 42K, 15K Athletes (Üsküdar Square) NOTE; Instead of the buses that previously departed from Taksim and Sultanahmet squares, only athletes will be able to reach the field from Üsküdar Square. They will be able to reach Üsküdar Square by ferryboats departing from Marmaray and Eminönü. Athletes need to consider timing.

07.30 – 08.30: Departure Time of Buses to Carry Public Run Athletes (Mecidiyeköy)

07.30: Interrupting the entire track to vehicle traffic

08.30: Departure of Safekeeping Buses from the Start Point to the Finish Points

08.40: Skating Race Start

08.45 : Wheelchair Race Start

09.00 : 42K Race Start

09.15 : 15K Race Start

09.45: Fun Run Start

09.50 : Estimated Finish Time of 15K Champion

11.00 : 15K Award Ceremony (Yenikapı)

11.10 : Estimated Finish Time of 42K Champion

12.00 : End of 15K Race (Yenikapı)

12.00 : 42K General Classification Award Ceremony (Sultanahmet)

13.00 : End of 15K Race (Yenikapı)

15.20 : End of 42K Race (Sultanahmet)

Category changes are possible until October 1, 2022. However, it is not possible to cancel, postpone or transfer any registration record.

The participant must be 18 years old or over as of 6 November 2022.

Athletes who finish under 6 hours and 20 minutes in the marathon (42K) and under 2 hours and 15 minutes in the 15K will be presented their medals at the end of the race.

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.

42K (Marathon)

0K 0 D 09:00

1K 9.2D 09:10 

5K 45D 09:46

10K 92D 10:32

15K 138D 11:18

20K 184D 12:04

25K 230D 12:50

30K 276D 13:36

35K 322D 14:22

40K 368D 15:03

42K 390D 15:20



0K 0 D 09:00

1K 9.2D 09:10

5K 45D 09:46

10K 92D 10:32

15K 138D 11:18


Athletes who can’t keep up with the above timing can continue running from the pavement. The points on the track will be opened to traffic gradually. Those who complete the race are not classified and do not qualify for medals.

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.

Details will be announced here soon.

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.

On the morning of the race, the buses will take off from the following points to the starting point. The meeting time for IETT vehicle transfers is 07:00. You are kindly requested to show the necessary sensitivity.

Between the hours of 7:00 – 7:40, there will be a ring trip between Üsküdar Marmaray Front – Start Area.

Athletes residing on the Anatolian side will be able to get on the public transportation vehicles of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality free of charge, provided that they show their bib number.

NOTE ; Instead of the buses that previously departed from Taksim and Sultanahmet squares, only athletes will be able to reach the start area from Üsküdar Square. They will be able to reach Üsküdar Square by ferryboats departing from Marmaray and Eminönü. Athletes need to consider timing.