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Türkiye İş Bankası 19th Istanbul Half Marathon

4.7 (21 Reviews)
Istanbul, Turkey
28 Apr, 2024 (Sun)
Event size: 5000 - 9999 participants

Running

10 km, 21.097 km

Price from
76 USD
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About the event

Türkiye İş Bankası 19. Istanbul Half Marathon is one of the fastest marathons in the world, with the
Women's World Half Marathon Record set at 1:04:02 in 2021 by Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya. Perfect
for those looking for a new PB, the race was first organised in 1987 and was brought back to life in
2015 when the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Spor İstanbul organised the race again. Since then,
it is a popular destination on the map of the most popular half marathons in Europe. This year, in
2023, it hosted the most crowded run in its history with record participation and broke the
participation record.

The race course runs along the coast of the Sea of Marmara on the European side of Istanbul and is a
fast, flat World Athletics Gold Label race that takes place annually in April. This guarantees perfect
weather and a chance for a personal best or an easy start to the season after a long winter. The start
and finish lines of Türkiye İş Bankası 19. İstanbul Half Marathon are located on the coast of Golden
Horn in Balat, offering the opportunity to see some of the city's most remarkable landmarks, such as
the Blue Mosque and Topkapı Palace. Istanbul has lots more to offer apart from great weather and a
chance for a personal best, with its exciting culture, rich history and plenty of activities to enjoy. Be
sure to plan sightseeing and exploration days before or after the race, with some of the city's must-
sees including the 8th wonder of the world - Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom), the iconic
Swirling Dervishes Show, and the Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı) in Beyazıt. This city has something to
offer for everyone!

Races offered by this event

You have 9 weeks to prepare

10K

28 Apr, 2024 (Sun) - 08:10
Running
10 km
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Bridge
City
Historical
River
Scenic

Half Marathon

28 Apr, 2024 (Sun) - 09:30
Running
21.097 km
Race size: 1000 - 2499 participants
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Bridge
City
Historical
River
Scenic

Course details

Course highlights

Istanbul Half Marathon is perfect for 21K run. This race course, which has no altitude difference, offers athletes a unique opportunity to achieve their best. However, this is not the only feature that makes this race unique: runners can enjoy stunning views of the Marmara Sea and the Bosphorus strait on one side, and numerous historical landmarks on the other. The start and finish lines of the Istanbul Half Marathon are located on the coast of Golden Horn in Balat with its outstanding historical background. Throughout the course, you will have the chance to see the most remarkable landmarks of İstanbul. First of all, you will see Blue Mosque with all its magnificence, then you’ll encounter the beautiful Topkapı Palace which hosted the Ottoman Empire for thousands of years, after these historical beauties you‘ll cross the glamorous Galata Bridge. This and more wait for you in İstanbul.

Start address

Aksaray Mahallesi, Yenikapı İstasyonu, 34096 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Finish address

Aksaray Mahallesi, Yenikapı İstasyonu, 34096 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Awards
Event T-shirts
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Goodie bag
Free public transport
Photo Service
E-certificate/e-diploma
Post-race meal
Nutrition Stations

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews

4.7
21 Reviews
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Adela Maria Miron
Apr 2023
21.098 km

Was my first half outside my country! A great one, fast, cheerful crowds! Definitely i will come back next year!!

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Salim Bouhassane
Mar 2022
21.098 km

Great event. Could anyone tell me where to find the race pictures please? Thanks!

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Sergii Iemielin
Apr 2021

It was my first experience to run Marathon and I enjoyed it a lot. Nice track, good organisation, friendly atmosphere.

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Evgeny Nazarenko
Country flag of BY
Apr 2019
21.098 km

This route is really fast and comfortable for runners. Everyone can make PR here.

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Vanessa Tinker
Country flag of US
Apr 2016
21.098 km

The views were incredible and the trail was smooth and straightforward. It was a fast course, and 21K went by fast. I highly recommend this course for those wishing to work on their time as this course is fairly flat.

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Eren Taymaz
Country flag of TR

The atmosphere is very good 👍

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VALERY YASKAVETS
Country flag of BY

Excellent

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Artem Dolmatov
Country flag of UA

mostly flat surface, decent organization of all stages (pre-race, race and after the race), cool merch

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Evgenii Larin
Country flag of RU

Excellent

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Petra Koudelková
Country flag of CZ
21.098 km

my first half marathon in my life, but I was expecting a little better atmosphere

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Afsoon Razzazian
Country flag of IR
10 km

As a first experience the event was great and well organised. Cool ambiance before and after running.

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HAFID BEN AMAR
Country flag of FR

Parcours roulant

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Adhistya Febriani
21.098 km

The drawbacks: ⛔️ Unlimited portable toilet, but💩💩 everywhere ⛔️ No mask ⛔️ No one speaking English at the event ⛔️ Super windy The good parts: ✅ Elite runners from 14 countries ✅ Freebies food and drinks, and amusement after the race ✅ Free engraved #running medals Route: Undulating route, mostly not flat at all, km 16-finish line was hilly

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Marek Olos
Country flag of SK
21.098 km

Wonderful scenery around Istanbul. For inline skaters quality of the asphalt was ok. Great organization and athmosphere and nice merch :)

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Marina Astakhova
21.098 km

Excellent organization, cool location, many points with water, the volunteers did a great job, we will come to you in November!

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