15K Information

Race Date and Time:

The 15K race starts at 09.15 am on Sunday, November 8, 2020.


Race Day Schedule / November 8, 2020:

03.00 Closing time to the traffic for the 15 July Martyrs Bridge

05.00 Closing time to the traffic for all course

07.00 – 07.30 Departure time for 42K, 15K transportation buses to the start
the point from Taksim and Sultanahmet

07.30 – 08.20 Departure time for the Fun Run transportation buses from Mecidiyeköy

08.30 Departure time for Luggage Buses from Start Point to the Finish Points.

08.45 Start of Wheelchair Race

09.00 Start of 42K Elite Race

09.00 Start of 42K Race

09.15 Start of 15K Race

09.45 Start of 8K Fun Run

09.58 Approximate Finish time for 15K Race Champion

11.11 Approximate Finish time for 42K Race Champion

12.00 42K General Classification Award Ceremony (in Sultanahmet)

13.00 Finish time for 15K (in Yenikapi)

15.00 Finish time for 42K Race (in Sultanahmet)

Time Limit:

The time limit is 3 hours 45 minutes for 15K runners. All course will be open to the traffic at 13.00. After this time, the runners who are still on the course will be asked to continue running on the sidewalks.


The chip points will be open to the traffic step by step. Any runner who comes to the finish line after the time limit will not receive a medal and online certificate.


Timing Chip:

A recycling chip that is going to take the running time will be given to all runners at Marathon and Sports EXPO.

All runners must tie this timing chip to their shoelace.

The Video of Timing Chip:

Please click the link for watching the chip usage.

Time Limit for Chip Points:

5.K will be opened at 13.00 o'clock (3.45 hours).

10.K will be opened at 13.00 o'clock (3.45 hours).

15.K will be opened at 13.00 o'clock (3.45 hours).

Age Limit:

The age limit for the 15K race is 16 years (Runners must be born before November 8, 2004).

Participant Limit:


The deadline for participation is October 15. If their quota is filled before this date, registrations will be closed

Application Fees:

11 NOVEMBER  2019 – 31 DECEMBER 2019 (23:59:59) 70TL
1 JANUARY 2020 – 31 JULY 2020 (23:59:59) 85TL
1 AUGUST 2020 – 31 AUGUST 2020 (23:59:59) 100TL
1 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 (23:59:59) 150TL

11 NOVEMBER  2019 – 31 DECEMBER 2019 (23:59:59) 35 EURO

1 JANUARY 2020 – 31 JULY 2020 (23:59:59) 50 EURO
1 AUGUST 2020 – 31 AUGUST 2020 (23:59:59) 60 EURO
1 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 (23:59:59) 75 EURO


There will be no late registration at the expo anymore. Registration will be available as follows.

1 OCTOBER 2020 – 15 OCTOBER 2020 (23:59:59) 200TL


1 OCTOBER 2020 – 15 OCTOBER 2020 (23:59:59) 90 EURO 

Bib (Race) Number:

The entrants will pick up their race bib numbers at the Marathon and Sports Expo which will be held between 5-7 November 2020 at "Eurasia Show and Art Center" (at Yenikapi Meeting Area) with their passports.

The race packet includes the bib number, the timing chip, t-shirt, and the race bag.

Category Change:

The last day for category changing is August 31st, 2020. After this date, no request will be accepted.

Marathon and Sports EXPO:

Marathon and Sports Expo will be held between 5-7 November  2020 at the "Eurasia Show and Art Center" (at Yenikapi Meeting Area).

The entrants will receive their race packs at the Marathon and Sports Expo.

The race pack includes the bib number, the timing chip, the marathon t-shirt, and the race bag.

Runners must show their passports to pick up their race packs.

It is only possible to pick up race packs on the days of the Marathon and Sports Expo.

Starts and Finish Areas:

The 15K race start area is 250 meters to the 15th July Martyrs Bridge. The race finishes in front of the Meeting Area at Yenikapi.

Refreshment Stations:

Drinking/sponging and refreshment stations are provided every 5th km.

Transportation to Start Area:

There will be free buses to the start point from below destinations on race day.

Taksim Square (in front of the previous Ataturk Cultural Center) between 07.00 am. - 07.30 am.

Sultanahmet Square (in front of Hagia Sophia) between 07.00 am. - 07.30 am.


The last departure times are 07:30 am. for buses!

Start Point Luggage Buses:

15K Luggage Buses will be ready at the left side of the 15K Start point.


The athletes should leave their bags in the respective buses.


All luggage buses will be leaving at 08.30. The Organizing Committee and Istanbul Sports Events are not responsible for any lost and stolen items from luggage buses.

Finish Points Luggage Tents:

15K runners may pick up their race bags from Luggage Tents at Yenikapi.


Runners must show their bib numbers to the staff to take back their race bags.

Finishers´ Medals:

15K runners who finish the race in time (in 3.45 hours) will be presented a commemorative medal at the finish line.

Award Ceremony:

Top three male and female finishers in the 15K race will be presented trophies and medals at 19:00, on November 12th, Monday.

Address of Award Ceremony will be announced to the winners after the race.

Medical Support:

30 ambulances will be available throughout the course and a Tent Hospital will be located at the finish.

Health Advice:

Please, be examined before the race. People who have respiratory tract and heart disease should not participate in the 15K race. Please participate in the 10K race after you have enough rest. On the race, morning have your breakfast early and avoid yourself from the acidic and alcoholic drinks. Please wear socks with your sneakers necessarily. Please leave the race if you have health problems during the race you can also ask for medical assistance from health officers.

Possible Weather Conditions:

12-13 degrees Celcius at the start 16-17 degrees Celcius at the finish area.

International Arrivals:

The nearest airport to the main locations such as the Marathon Office, the Expo, and the finish area is Istanbul Airport, 25K to the City center. The Sabiha Gokcen Airport (IATA Code: SAW) on the Asian part of the city is an alternative at a distance of 50K to the City center. There are shuttle services at both airports provided by the ground handling company HAVAIST. https://hava.ist

Metro operates between the Ataturk Airport and Aksaray, a district close to Sultanahmet. A taxi costs around 30 Euros to Sultanahmet or Taksim, the city center.

Limitations of Organization:

The athletes cannot attend to the 15K race with a bicycle, motorcycles, roller skates or any other vehicles. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality organizes different competitions and sports events with such vehicles. Participants must join organizations with appropriate sports clothing.


The category cannot be changed after August 31st, 2020.

Registrations cannot be canceled or postponed after the registration process is completed.

All entry fees are non-refundable.

Participants will not receive a confirmation e-mail after the registration process is completed.

Participants must check their registration from the Confirmation page on the home page.

Elite athlete entries are strictly by invitation only.

In the event of cancellation of the Event, İstanbul Marathon will have no responsibility for any costs incurred as a result of cancellation including any travel or accommodation costs.

Each participant must agree to the disclaimer and Terms & Conditions before participating in the event.

All participants must wear their assigned race numbers, clearly visible on the front of the torso during the race. Numbers must be displayed in full view, and may not be folded or cut in any way.

Race numbers are specific personal identifiers and may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to any other person. You must not under any circumstances give your race number to anyone else. This is particularly important for medical services and appropriate treatment in the event of injury or illness.

Participation in the event is entirely at the risk of the entrant and İstanbul Marathon is not liable for death, injury, loss or damage arising from participation in the event.

İstanbul Marathon reserves the right to delay, postpone, cancel, or not officially time the race in the event of adverse weather conditions. The determination of what constitutes adverse weather conditions is reserved solely for İstanbul Marathon.

Some of the information is subject to change. Please check the race information from time to time.

Marathon Office

Karagümrük ST.. Kaleboyu St. Number:111 Fatih / İSTANBUL


EMail: info@spor.istanbul

Phone: 02124533000

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