ISTANBUL MARATHON (42.195 Km)
Age : To participate at the Istanbul marathon, the minimum age for 42k race is 18 years
Departure : 09:00 AM on the first Istanbul's intercontinental bridge
On the Asian side, 300 meters after the bridge's start.
Duration : 6 Hours of Running
Please beyond this limit , the runners are invited to run on sidewalks.
Arrival : Sultanahmet Square
On the former Roman hippodrome , the gateway between the Blue Mosque and Egyptian obelisk . A medal reward is offered to the finalists on the finish.
Route : From the bosphorous bridge to Sultanahmet
After crossing the Intercontinental Bosphorus bridge the runners join the Barbaros Boulevard and down to the area of Besiktas , where they longeront the Bosphorus by the coastal road to the district of Karaköy . After crossing the Galata Bridge , runners will run on Eyüp longeront the Golden Horn to Feshane , return towards Eminönü , then Unkapani , they will take the avenue that will take them , passing under the aqueduct Valencia until Yenikapi , where they continue to Bakirkoy between Byzantine walls and Marmara sea. Back to the old town, cross the Gülhane Park, passing in front of Hagia Sophia and entry Sultanahmet.
Opening hours from the different points of the route to the traffic
5.km : will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).
10.km : will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).
15.km : will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).
20.km : will be opened on 13.00 o'clock (4.00 hours).
25.km : will be opened on 14.30 o'clock (5.30 hours).
30.km : will be opened on 14.30 o'clock (5.30 hours).
35.km : will be opened on 14.30 o'clock (5.30 hours).
40.km : will be opened on 14.45 o'clock (5.45 hours).
42,195.km : will be opened on 15.00 o'clock (6.00 hours).
Refueling stations and sponging
Water, sugar cubes , apple - Powerade developed sponging of 22.5 Km and end course resort.
5. Km : Supply Hakiki Koc - before " Pamukkale Seyahat " at the Conrad Hotel
7.5. Sponging tramvay km before the Findikli station
10.Km Refueling in front of Ticaret University Ticaret University
12.5. Km Sponging In front of the Longa Sports Club and the (Balat Bus Station)
15. Km Refueling After the sign Güle gûle (bye bye) of the municipality of Eyüp
17.5. Km Sponging in front of the University Kadir Has
20. Km Refueling of the whole coastal area at the junction of Yenikapi (in front of the Dayicim tea room)
22.5. Km Sponging in front of the Armenian church (Narlikapi bus station)
25. Km Refueling in front of the military base
27.5. Km Sponging in front of the Restaurant Rifat Usta (Bus station Sakizagaci)
30. Km Refueling in front of the service station Tunc Petrol
32.5. Km Sponging in front of the cross-country course Kazlıcesme
35. Km Refueling in front of the sign of the Koca Mustafa Pasa Park
37.5. Km Sponging in front of the water treatment plant
40. Km Refueling in front of the port exit
42,195 Km Final refueling in front of the door of the Blue Mosque