Istanbul Marathon General Informations

Marathon 's Entry Deadline

Entry : September 30, 2018, beyond this date contact us.

Transport to the starting point : the first Istanbul's intercontinental bridge

Public buses - free of charge - are available to runners from 07:00 instead of Sultanahmet and Taksim Square to take them to the point - last bus at 07:30 .
We do not recommend you go to the starting point on your own , as the traffic can be extremely dense to the bridge .

Luggage Buses for runners

Numbered municipal buses, will be 50 meters in front of the starting area.
Runners have until 8:30 to leave their bags there .
Buses will be parked at the finish area before the arrival of the runners.
Avoid bringing valuables. Neither Tab Turizm nor the marathon organizing committee will be responsible for any lost items.

Bib Numbers for the participants

Race packages will be distributed (bib number, chip, race bag and the official T -shirt of the Istanbul Marathon) to the runners, the distribution will be held on 8,9 & 10 November , on the Marathon Expo 2018 at "Eurasia Show and Art Center"  who is located at five minutes from the metro station Yenikapi.  ( 30 minutes by subway from the Atatürk Airport)

Marathon Expo 2018

The sport & marathon expo takes place on 8 and 9 November 2018  from 10:00 to 19:00  and on 10 November 2018 from 10:00 to 18:00 at "Eurasia Show and Art Center"  located at five minutes from the metro station Yenikapi and at 30 minutes from the Atatürk airport by direct subway. Admission to the exhibition is open to the public and free. A pasta service and local specialties will be provided each day

Altitude profile of the race

Assistance to runners during the race

30 ambulances with their medical teams will be available during the race and a tent hospital will be set up on the finish area .
Drinks / sponges and refreshment stations are planned every 2.5 kilometers after the 5th

General forecasts weather the period of the Marathon

At this time of year the temperature in Istanbul will average 12 ° / 13 ° in the morning and from 16 ° / 17 ° in early afternoon arrival.

Conditions to keep during the race

It is forbidden to use on the course or participate in cycling, bike , roller skates or other vehicle . Runners must wear the correct and appropriate clothes for this type of sporting event.

The records of the Istanbul Marathon

Marathon Men: Vincent Kiplagat (Kenya) " 02.10.42 "
Women in 2010 : Ashu Kasım ( Etiopie ) " 02/27/27 " in 2010.
15 km Men: Selim Bayrak (Turkey) " 43.59 " in 2008.
Women: Emily Chebet (Kenya) " 48.44 " in 2010.