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Türkiye İş Bankası 46th Istanbul Marathon

4.5 (56 Reviews)
Fatih, Turkey
03 Nov, 2024 (Sun)

Running

15 km, 42.195 km

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87 USD
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About the event

Experience a historical moment by participating in the Türkiye İş Bankası 46th Istanbul Marathon, the only intercontinental marathon in the world! Offering the privilege of running in one of the world's most beautiful cities, this unique racecourse stretches from Asia to Europe, accompanied by the mesmerizing landscapes of Istanbul. Register now and secure your place in this marvellous run!

Races offered by this event

You have 36 weeks to prepare

15K

03 Nov, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Running
15 km
Solo
On site
Road
Rolling
Asphalt
Bridge
City
Historical
River
Scenic

Marathon

03 Nov, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Running
42.195 km
Solo
On site
Road
Rolling
Asphalt
Bridge
City
Historical
River
Scenic

Course details

Course highlights

42K RACE COURSE The race starts approximately 250 meters before the toll booths in front of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge bus stop. After crossing the bridge, the track goes down to the coastal road by following the Beşiktaş turnoff and Barbaros Boulevard. Afterward, it enters the Galata Bridge by following the road to Dolmabahçe Street, İnönü Stadium, Dolmabahçe Palace, Mebusan Street, Fındıklı, Tophane, Kemeraltı Street, Salı Pazarı, Karaköy. The course, which turns in Sirkeci direction after Galata Bridge, follows the coastal road to Sirkeci, Kennedy Caddesi, Cankurtaran, Kumkapı, Yenikapı, Yedikule, Zeytinburnu, Bakırköy, Rauf Orbay Street, and finally to the Air Force Academy vehicle evacuation gate. Then, the course, which turns from here and follows the same coastal road, enters from the lower gate of Sirkeci Gülhane Park. After passing through Gülhane Park, it leads to Sultanahmet Square via the Tramway Road and the race ends at the “At Meydanı (Hippodrome)” between the entrance gate of the Blue Mosque and the Obelisk, the meeting and sports center of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. START and FINISH POINTS Start: In front of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge Metrobus Station 42K Finish: The Blue Mosque Square IMPORTANT POINTS and HISTORICAL PLACES 1K the 15 July Martyrs Bridge 5K The Naval Museum 6K Dolmabahçe Palace, Dolmabahçe Mosque 7K Fındıklı Mosque 9K Galata Bridge 10K Yeni Camii (New Mosque), Egyptian Bazaar, Sirkeci Railway Station 11K Sepetçiler Pavilion, Topkapı Palace 12K Ahırkapı Fog Horn and Lighthouse 13K Little Hagia Sophia Mosque (Church of the Saint Sergius and Bacchus) 27K Baruthane (The Gunpowder Factory) 28K Air Force Academy 40K Gulhane 42K The Blue Mosque 15K RACE COURSE The race starts approximately 400 meters (behind the Marathon Runners) before the toll booths in front of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. After the marathon run starts, the 15 K Runners come 150 meters ahead (at the Marathon start point) and wait. After crossing the bridge, it leaves the Beşiktaş turnoff and goes down from Barbaros Boulevard to Beşiktaş and reaches Karaköy by following the coastal road. After the Galata Bridge, it turns in the direction of Sirkeci, following the coastal road, the race ends on the opposite street of the Yenikapı Rally Area, after passing the underpass. START and FINISH POINTS Start: In front of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge Metrobus Station 15K Finish: Yenikapı Coast IMPORTANT POINTS and HISTORICAL PLACES 1K the 15 July Martyrs Bridge 5K The Naval Museum 6K Dolmabahçe Palace, Dolmabahçe Mosque 7K Fındıklı Mosque 9K Galata Bridge 10K Yeni Camii (New Mosque), Egyptian Bazaar, Sirkeci Railway Station 11K Sepetçiler Pavilion, Topkapı Palace 12K Ahırkapı Fog Horn and Lighthouse 13K Little Hagia Sophia Mosque (Church of the Saint Sergius and Bacchus) 15K Yenikapı

Start address

Kuzguncuk, 15th of July Martyrs Bridge, 15 Temmuz Şehitler Köprüsü, Üsküdar/İstanbul, Türkiye

Finish address

Binbirdirek, The Blue Mosque, At Meydanı Cd, Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Massage
Event T-shirts
Toilets
Free public transport
Shuttle to Start Line
E-certificate/e-diploma
Nutrition Stations
Finisher’s T-shirts
Lockers
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Photo Service
Pacers
Dressing rooms
Medical Assistance

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LJ Vazquez
Country flag of PR
Nov 2023
42.195 km

The first half was amazing. The second half was not that good, but the finish line was also great. I still don’t know where to get the official pictures from the event. I’m trying everyday

It was too hot, but an awesome race.

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Faiza Qayum
Country flag of PK
Nov 2023
15 km

It was very well organised, throughout the route people were cheering us up. Water station were on right places and even wet sponges were provided. Upon the finish they provided us right items to hydrate and eat. Huge celebration was organised, different cutouts were placed for pictures. Public transport was free to reach the venue and even return journey.

I have been a smoker so couldn't run outside and during Covid i started running and quit smoking, now i am slowly training myself to run in marathons around the world. This March 2023 i did one run for 5K and August 2023 10K, thats why selected 15K for achievable target

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Behzad Borji
Nov 2022
42.195 km

Perfect organisation, very good track and atmosphere, everybody should try running the Istanbul marathon

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Dirk Pahl
Country flag of DE
Nov 2022
42.195 km

Beautiful track, amazing views with a little challenge at the end. The Sultan Achmed passage on the last 3 km was steep and had 200 meters of altitude. Anyhow, Istanbul is a great city!

Sunny day, running on two continents was very cool. Unbeatable start on the Bosphorus Bridge!

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Ehab Abo Elazm
Country flag of EG
Nov 2022
15 km

It was an extraordinary experience, wonderful atmosphere and well organized in such charming city.

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Amal Louahabi
Oct 2022

Bravo 10/10 Realy enjoy

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Joshqun Ismayilov
Country flag of AZ
Nov 2021
15 km

Sunny day, running on two continents was very cool. Unbeatable start on the Bosphorus Bridge!

Sunny day, running on two continents was very cool. Unbeatable start on the Bosphorus Bridge!

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Jahangir Tahirov
Country flag of AZ
Nov 2021
42.195 km

well organized, amazing marathon experience, cheerful crowds.

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Arian Aliabadi
Country flag of IR
Nov 2021
15 km

this is a really nice experience with a great track you run over the Bosphorus which is the border between Asia and Europe. I've done the 15k event last year and will train for the 42k hopefully

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Christian Hedel
Nov 2021
42.195 km

Yesterday was my 10th Marathon and it was the worst experience ever. I’m upset by the lack of organisation by the Istanbul Marathon. First of all, on the evening before the run, I didn‘t even know how to get to the Start. There is no information on the website. And by the way, the website was down or really slow on the day before the run. It took a call to the city council at saturday night 11pm to find out that there are busses to the start. The next thing, there were only few volonteers at the start and they sent me in the wrong direction. It’s an international marathon and non of the volonteers spoke englisch. The buses that transport the bags were long gone, when I arrived. And again, there was no information, where to drop off the bags. Lots of runners ended up carriing their bags through the whole race. At Last, I ended up at the starting line of the 15k race. There was total chaos regarding the covid measures. A lot of people didn‘t even wear masks. None of the officials cared. During the race I ended up at the 15k finish line, where all the finishers crowded the race course. At first I didn’t know where to go, until I saw a very small sign leading the way to the 42k course. After the 15k mark there were almost no people on the sides, because the track is on a motorway. But even in the populated areas further out, there was nobody. Just a few volonteers handing out waterbottles. And there is one more thing, I never experienced at a marathon. There was no food. Not even a banana or a cracker. Just a can of red bull at km26 that made me feel sick. On the way back to the city there wasn‘t even water, because the volonteers had already left. There also were busses and cars passing the runners at high speeds while the race was still going. Runners mostly wear headphones and they don’t see whats coming behind them. That is a serious safety hazard. The finishing area was near a crowded shopping street and the last metres of the race went steep uphill through that area. And here again. None of the Security people cared, that shoppers were crossing the race course. To make the experience complete, after the finish line I got a small bag with a medal wrapped in plastic and a chocolate cracker. Whoever is responsible for this. Go and do your homework. People are preparing for month to run a marathon and they don’t deserve to be treated like this.

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Berkin Kuraner
Nov 2020
42.195 km

Dear Miguel Leon... You should check your online profile page to receive the certificate!

The route was great!

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Miguel Leon Arango Mejia
Nov 2020
42.195 km

La carrera en general es buena, pero no ha sido posible que me den el certificado de haber corrido. Este comentario ya lo había hecho y me enviaron un correo de los organizadores de la carrera y nadie se ha tomado la molestia de contestar. Estambul fue mi marathon 32, todas diferentes y es la única de la que no tengo certificado. Corrí con el numero B841. Mi nombre es Miguel Leon Arango Mejia, soy Colombiano y nací el 17 de noviembre de 1960.

Debido a la pandemia, el recorrido fué modificado. El grado de dificultad fué mayor al que esperaba, pero en general todo bien.

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Christos Andreadis
Country flag of GR
Nov 2019
42.195 km

MArathon Starts from the east side of Vosporos bridge and runs all over Istanbul. Finishes in front of Sultanahmet Camii. Every Marathon Runner should participate at least once. All photos and videos were free from Vodafone by adding my Bid Number.

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Dan George
Nov 2019
42.195 km

Very nice race trough the heart of Istanbul. Passing the bridge at the start of the race is a definitely great experience.

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İbrahim Emmedik
Country flag of TR
Nov 2019
15 km

Asya'dan Avrupa'ya eşsiz güzellikler içinde koşulan tek koşu.

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Results 2021: N Kolay Istanbul Marathon

08 Nov, 2021 (Mon)

Marathon Vi̇ctor Ki̇plangat grinded past more than 3985 runners to win in 02:10:18. Robert Ki̇pkemboi̇ secured second in this year’s race with a time of 02:10:23. Solomon Mutai̇ (02:10:25) made notched third place. In the ladies race, Sheila Jerotich won the race with a time of 02:24:15 , ahead of Jackli̇ne Chepngeno (02:24:21). The third place went to Ayantu Abdi̇ with a time of 02:24:45 Top 5 Men 1 Vi̇ctor Ki̇plangat UGA 02:10:18 2 Robert Ki̇pkemboi̇ KEN 02:10:23 3 Solomon Mutai̇ UGA 02:10:25 4 Moses Kemei̇ KEN 02:10:28 5 Benard Sang KEN 02:10:59 Top 5 Women 1 Sheila Jerotich KEN 02:24:15 2 Jackli̇ne Chepngeno KEN 02:24:21 3 Ayantu Abdi̇ ETH 02:24:45 4 Judi̇th Cherono KEN 02:27:23 5 Fetale Tsegaye ETH 02:28:53 Complete results 15K Vi̇ctor Chepkwony got a win, finishing with a time of 00:45:02. He bested Si̇mon Muthoni̇ who crossed the finish line 33 seconds behind him. Rounding out the top three was Kenan Sari with a time of 00:45:58. For the women, Naomi̇ Chepngeno took top honors by finishing the race in 00:50:21 . She finished 5 seconds ahead of Annet Chelangat. Meryem Erdoğan got the third place in 00:53:42. Top 5 Men 1 Vi̇ctor Chepkwony KEN 00:45:02 2 Si̇mon Muthoni̇ KEN 00:45:35 3 Kenan Sari TUR 00:45:58 4 Deni̇z Aydoğan TUR 00:50:37 5 Bedri̇ Şi̇mşek TUR 00:50:38 Top 5 Women 1 Naomi̇ Chepngeno KEN 00:50:21 2 Annet Chelangat UGA 00:50:26 3 Meryem Erdoğan TUR 00:53:42 4 Sabri̇ye Güzelyurt TUR 00:55:03 5 Iryna Nikolaieva Vladimir UKR 00:58:41 Complete results The next race of the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon will be on November 06, 2022.
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