FREQUENTLY QUESTIONS QUESTIONS
Turkey’s First Virtual Half Marathon was organized on September 19-20, 2020. Participation in virtual runs, which came to our lives due to the pandemic, continues to increase day by day. Athletes from 65 countries and 78 cities in Turkey participated in the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon Virtual Runs. The world of running now prefers to run together all over the world, and the passion for running knows no bounds.
Here are the answers to your questions about virtual runs!
What are the rules that I should pay attention to during the pandemic period?
We especially want you to go to the running area with your mask. Take care not to come into contact with people you do not spend time with, and pay attention to your hand hygiene. Before participating in the race, you should listen to yourself and should not go out on the race course in case of any sign of illness. You should not share your personal belongings with anyone else and you should not leave your medical waste on your race course.
Should I run with a mask?
In case you wish to complete your goal by walking, you have to wear a mask. It is very important that you can breathe effectively with your mouth and nose while running. Although you must be going to the running area with your mask on, it is clearly stated in the Scientific Advisory Board Study published by the Ministry of Health that there is no obligation to wear a mask for runners.
Should I finish the run in one go?
When you log in via the SWEATers application with your personal code as you take your place on the track, your run will start actively. You can take short breaks during the run, but you have to complete the race course you set from the moment you start your run.
Should I finish the run in one go?
When you log in via the SWEATers application with your personal code as you take your place on the race course, your run will start actively. You can take short breaks during the run, but you have to complete the race course you set from the moment you start your run.
How will Virtual Run degrees be determined? Is this a race?
This is not a race. It is Plan B which we offer for our athletes who do not want to take part in the physical running race course. Your measurement on the application will start as soon as you start your virtual run race course and when you complete the race course, your rating will be automatically sent to us by clicking the “Share with Spor Istanbul” button.
How can I register the Virtual Run?
N Kolay 17th Istanbul Marathon virtual run registration has not started yet.
I am not registered for the Istanbul Half Marathon. Can I sign up for the Virtual Run?
Within the scope of the virtual half marathon in N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, you can run in either 5K, 10K or 21K categories, and join this excitement anywhere you wish.
How soon can I complete my run?
This is not a race. In the virtual half marathon that will be run within the scope of N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, you can set your own race course and complete your run in the 5K, 10K or 21K categories without any time limit.
What should I do if my GPS signal is cut off while running?
After going to a location where your phone has access to GPS signal, shut down and restart the app. However, you will need to start running from the beginning.
Will my registration right be canceled in case my battery runs out during the run?
Your registration right will not be cancelled. But after you charge your phone, open the app again and your run will start over. Please start running with your phone fully charged to avoid such problem.
My distance/time does not progress or measure accurately while running. What should I do?
You should shut down and restart the app after going to a location where your phone has access to GPS signal. However, you will need to start running from the beginning.
Will you give rewards/gifts after the run?
It will be announced here and on our social media accounts close to the event date.
I registered for 21K for Virtual Run, can I change category?
Changing category is not possible.
Are there certain race courses you would recommend for Virtual Run?
We have worked out the ideal race course suggestions for you throughout Turkey, where you can perform your best in terms of altitude. However, we decided not to share our race course suggestions with you in order not to create crowd by gathering many runners in these areas.
Can I complete my Virtual Run at home?
The virtual half marathon to be run in N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon is an outdoor activity that you can participate in by choosing your own race course. Treadmill and home environment are not accepted because location measurements cannot be made through the application.
Will I have a chest number?
You will have your personal ID that will be sent to you through the registration system in order to carry out your transactions in the virtual half marathon to be run in N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon.
I started the 10K run and think I can keep going. Can I increase my goal through the app while running?
If you have started your run, no change can be made.
Will I get a medal when I complete my Virtual Run goal?
Kits with medals and t-shirts are delivered to our runners from all over Turkey.
Will the race course occur when I run? Can I set an area by creating a race course through the application?
You can run the half marathon virtually on the race course that you enjoy running the most and that you deeply embrace. All you have to do is to start the virtual run application and complete your run at wherever you want and any time you wish between the specified dates. In short, the entire route you run is your race course.
Can I run for Charity in Virtual Run?
With the virtual half marathon, which we organize as a charity run in cooperation with Adım Adım, you can also collect donations for any NGO you want, and raise awareness by drawing attention to a social issue that warms your heart or that you wish to be resolved. You can create your profile by visiting the website ipk.adimadim.org and create your campaign by choosing an NGO.
I signed up for 21K in physical run. Can I sign up for virtual run as well?
You can simultaneously participate in the excitement of the virtual half marathon, which will be run in the Istanbul Half Marathon, from the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon race course.
When and where will I receive my medal and my t-shirt?
The kits of our runners are delivered to the addresses they specified when they registered.
How do I fill in the area on the back of my virtual run t-shirt where my race course information needs to be?
On the back of the virtual run t-shirts, there is an area where each runner can write the name of the race course they will run in their own handwriting, with any pen as they wish. There is no restriction in this regard.
Can I complete my virtual run on foot?
You can complete the race course you set for the Virtual Run by running or walking. The application will continue to measure while you walk as well.
I am disabled, can I join the race?
You can share the excitement of running on the race course you have determined in N Kolay Istanbul Virtual Half Marathon.
Can I run on treadmill?
In order for the application to race course your distance with GPS, you need to run in the open area with your smartphone.
Can we run as a group?
The primary reason for organizing the Virtual Run is to enable all our runners to follow social distance rules. However, we know that many people like to act together. Pay attention to comply with the COVID-19 social distance requirements and to act together with the people you have been in contact with before.
How can I collect donations for the Charity Run?
With this half marathon, which we have organized as a charity run in cooperation with Adım Adım, you can raise donations for any NGO you want and raise awareness by drawing attention to a social issue that warms your heart or that you wish to be solved. For detailed information, you can visit our Charity Run page.
Will there be a registration fee?
Virtual Run is subject to fee. All details about the fee will be shared on our website.
Will the official ranking of the Virtual Run be announced?
Virtual Run is not a race, but we are also curious about the individual race courses and their degrees. Shortly after the run is completed, you will be able to access the list of runners’ degrees through our website.
I do not live in Turkey, can I still participate in the race?
All our participants from abroad who want to be a part of the excitement of the virtual half marathon to be run in N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon will be sent digital certificates to their e-mail addresses.
I could not attend the event I registered for. Can I still get medal/t-shirt?
T-shirts and medals are sent to the address specified on the registration screen. Even if you could not attend the event, your kit will be delivered to your address because you registered.
If we can choose our own route, wouldn't it be unfair to people in hills to run on a straight route?
Due to the nature of the virtual event, runners will cover their distance in different seasons, time zones, weather conditions, heights and inclines. While no route is the same, participants will run at standard running distances. No official ranking list will be published at the end of the virtual run.
How Do I Win the Virtual Run?
This is not a race, there will be no losers or winners. The primary purpose of the run is to “finish”! it is very important to act with the sense of unity that we miss especially for the common goal, albeit from different points… Whether you run 5K, 10K or 21K, you can share this excitement wherever you want.
Will t-shirts and medals be sent abroad or outside Istanbul?
T-shirts and medals will not be sent abroad. After the virtual run, a digital certificate will be sent to the e-mail address you provided during registration.
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