We are so happy that N Kolay 43. Istanbul Marathon took place with the skaters on the course that brings continents
together on Sunday, November 7!

Preparation for the Skate Race

What Should Be Considered?

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.

Your racing shirt will be delivered with your racing kit. No request should be made other than the t-shirt size you chose during registration.

All participants registered to the race from the Race Kit Distribution area will be given an electronic timing chip with a recycling feature that will measure their times during the race.

Do not forget to tie your chip distributed in race day racing kits to your shoes and do not remove it from your shoes during the race. The times of the racers running without chips cannot be measured.

Since your chip is matched with your credentials, we strongly recommend that you do not exchange your chip with other runners.

Do not cross the timing mats at the start point, within the race course or at the finish line twice. This movement will cause your running time to be measured incorrectly.

Do not return to the race course for any reason after crossing the finish line at the end of the run. In this case, since the system will measure your chip again, your running timing will be revised according to the last time you passed over the mat.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After passing over the timing mat at the start, skate athletes have to pass only through chip stations in Altunizade and Balat, where the speed drops. Since the timing mats are not suitable for skating, they do not have to pass through other intermediate points!

Information on distribution of bib numbers will be announced in the following periods.

The bib number you receive is specific to you and the N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon organization. Do not copy this number or replace it with other participants.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assigning/changing the bib number to another runner will cause both athletes to be disqualified!

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)

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.

They will follow the red ground line on the race course.

There will be water stations every 5km along the race course. Public and portable toilets will be available at various points on the race course. WC spots will be indicated with the directions to be positioned along the race course for the runners to reach easily.

Fill in the requested information on the back of your bag label and attach it to your bag. Bag tag, which is the same as your bib number, must be attached to your bag before the race. Please do not use this label if you are not going to deliver bags.

Only bags given to athletes by the organizing committee are accepted for safety reasons!

Within the scope of security measures, all bags will be checked by metal detectors by security officers. Please follow the warnings of the staff.

All runners who finish the race in 6 hours and 20 minutes are presented with a medal at the finish point. 

Points on the race course will be gradually opened to traffic. Skaters who complete the race after exceeding the 4:00 hour time limit cannot enter the classification, and cannot claim any rights for certificates and medals.

N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon will be run in the concept of “Green Marathon. Within the scope of this concept, water bottles, breast numbers, bags, chips etc. printing materials are kept to a minimum by making materials from recycled materials. To contribute to recycling, please drop your “Timing Chips” into the collection box at the end point.

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 AM. Only athletes showing their chest number will be allowed on these buses.