Countdown started for the 35th Istanbul Marathon
November 2013    PDF Print E-mail
Istanbul News

istanbul-marathonThe biggest mass sport event in Turkey and the seventh best marathon in Europe; the 35th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon will connect continents on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

At the 35th edition of the marathon, the name of the event is changed from “Vodafone Istanbul Eurasia Marathon” to “Vodafone Istanbul Marathon” and the race course was also changed this year.

There were no changes made to the 42 km course; however, the finish line was changed for the 15 km course from Sultanahmet to the in front of the Istanbul Ticaret University in Eminönü. The 8 km course was also changed and lengthened to 10 km so that the finish line meets with the 15 km finish line in front of the Ticaret University in Eminönü.

The marathon race will start at 9.00 o’clock that race starts 300m before the Bosphorus Bridge, runners passing the bridge will go down from Barbaros Boulevard to Beşiktaş, and follows the coastal road it reaches Karaköy. Runners turn onto Eyup, after the Galata Bridge, and they make turn right after the Feshane, and go towards from Unkapani Road to Yenikapi. Race course returns from Bakirkoy and continues from coast to Gulhane Park, and goes through the park towards to the Blue Mosque. Hippodrome which, the meeting and sporting centres of Romans, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire, is finish point. The finish line is between entrance gate of Blue Mosque and Egypt Obelisk.


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