N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon

April 4, 2021

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon will be run on April 4, 2021! As the date draws near, preparations gained speed and racer’s quota is almost full! The half marathon, which offers matchless opportunities to runners, is calling out for the last of its racers.

An experienced organization that knows how to run under pandemic conditions…
Istanbul Half Marathon, which was successfully run with pandemic precautions and health measures, set an example to world athletics community besides reassuring the half marathon runners. Spor İstanbul, who gained experience in organizing great city runs under pandemic conditions (2x 10K, a half marathon and a marathon), is well determined to run Istanbul’s trademark sport events!

Historical Peninsula Track
A tailor made 21K track for half marathon runners… This special track offers its runners a chance to achieve their all-time best timings with flat surface with barely no elevation gain. Yet, it is not just the flatness what makes it unique as a half marathon track: Magnificent view of Marmara Sea, the Bosp”orus and the Golden Horn on one side and historic fabric which dates back 8,000 years on the other. The Historical Peninsula track offers no other alternatives but to enjoy this 21K run!

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon Registration Periods

1st Registration Period
November 16 – December 31: €45

2nd Registration Period
January 1-31: €55

3rd Registration Period
February 1-22: €65


Race Date and Time

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Registration Periods and Participation Fees

1st Registration Period
November 16 – December 31: €45

2nd Registration Period
January 1-31: €55

3rd Registration Period
February 1-22: €65

How do I register?

Click here and register now!

Category Change

Announced later. 

Age Limit

As of April 4, 2021, all runners up to the age of 16 can participate in the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon.

Due to pandemic precautions, we cannot include our athletes over 65 years of age in the race.



All runners who complete the race within the 3.00 hour time limit are presented with a medal at the finish point.

Trophies and Awards
How the awards will be given to the athletes who are ranked will be planned and announced later in accordance with the pandemic rules.


Race Kit Distribution

The race kit distribution point will be announced on our page very soon.

Race T-shirt

Your racing shirt will be delivered with your racing kit. No request should be made other than the shirt size you chose during registration.

Electronic Timing Chip

An electronic timing chip with a recycling feature, which will measure their degrees during the race, will be given to all participants who register to the race from the Race Kit Distribution area.

Do not forget to attach your chip distributed in race kits on the race day to your shoe and do not remove it from the shoe during the race. The degrees of the racers running without chips cannot be measured.

Since your chip is being matched with your credentials, we strongly advise you not to change your chip with other runners.

Do not pass the chip carpets at the start point, in the course or at the finish line twice. This movement will cause your running time to be measured incorrectly.

Do not return to the course for any reason after passing the finish line at the end of the run. In this case, since the system will measure your chip again, your running time will be revised according to the last time you passed the carpet.

Chip Usage Video

Please click on the link to watch our video on how to use your chip;



Chest Race Number

The chest number you will compete will be determined at the Half Marathon Fair when you receive your kit and will be identified in your name.

The chest number you receive is only for you and the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon organization. Do not copy or replace this number with other participants.

If you give or change your chest number to someone else, your rating will be void, as you will be breaking the rules of the race.


CAUTION: Giving / changing the chest number to another runner will disqualify both athletes.


In order to leave your bag in the item tent; Do not forget to put your “bag label” with the same number as the chest number delivered to you in the racing kit in the pocket in front of your bag.


During the race, your chest number should remain on your chest.

In order for the official photographers of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon to take pictures and access your photos, you should wear your chest number in a visible way.


Do not forget to insert the timing chip, which is delivered with your chest number and is used to measure your running time, before starting the race.

In order to respond to you faster in any health problem, please fill in the information requested from you behind your chest number completely.


Race Day Schedule
Skate Bib Numbers Event Area Opening Time  Dressing Tent and Luggage Delivery Access to Start Line Start
P – Paten 07:00 07:20 08:00 08:15-08:20
Cut-Off for         5K  Cut-Off for         10K  Cut-Off for         15K  Cut-Off for         20K  Cut-Off for finish         20,3K 
08:45 09:10 09:35 10:00 10:05
The above times are estimated. According to the start time of the athlete, the Cut-Off time for Skating is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
10K                 Bib Numbers Event Area Opening Time  Dressing Tent and Luggage Delivery Access to Start Line Start Cut-Off for         5K  Cut-Off for finish         10K 
B – 101-500 07:00 07:30 08:20 08:20-08:30 09:15 10:00
C – 501-1000 07:10 07:40 08:30 08:30-08:40 09:25 10:10
D – 1001-1500 07:20 07:50 08:40 08:40-08:50 09:35 10:20
E – 1501-2000 07:30 08:00 08:50 08:50-09:00 09:45 10:30
F – 2001-2500 07:40 08:10 09:00 09:00-09:10 09:55 10:40
G – 2501-3000 07:50 08:20 09:10 09:10-09:20 10:05 10:50
The above times are estimated. According to the start time of the athlete, the Cut-Off time for 10K is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Half  Marathon    Bib Numbers Event Area Opening Time  Dressing Tent and Luggage Delivery Access to Start Line Start
A – 1 – 100 08:00 08:30 09:50   10:00
H – 3001-3500 08:00 08:30 09:50 10:01-10:10
I – 3501-4000 08:10 08:40 10:10 10:10-10:20
J – 4001-4500 08:20 08:50 10:20 10:20-10:30
K – 4501-5000 08:30 09:00 10:30 10:30-10:40
L – 5001-5500 08:40 09:10 10:40 10:40-10:50
M – 5501-6000 08:50 09:20 10:50 10:50-11:00
N – 6001-6500 09:00 09:30 11:00 11:00-11:10
P – 6501-7000 09:10 09:40 11:10 11:10-11:20
Half  Marathon    Bib Numbers Cut-Off for         5K  Cut-Off for         10K  Cut-Off for         15K  Cut-Off for         20K  Cut-Off for finish         21,1K 
A – 1 – 100 11:00 11:50 12:40 13:30 13:40
H – 3001-3500 11:00 11:50 12:40 13:30 13:40
I – 3501-4000 11:10 12:00 12:50 13:40 13:50
J – 4001-4500 11:20 12:10 13:00 13:50 14:00
K – 4501-5000 11:30 12:20 13:10 14:00 14:10
L – 5001-5500 11:40 12:30 13:20 14:10 14:20
M – 5501-6000 11:50 12:40 13:30 14:20 14:30
N – 6001-6500 12:00 12:50 13:40 14:30 14:40
P – 6501-7000 12:10 13:00 13:50 14:40 14:50
The above times are estimated. According to the start time of the athlete, the Cut-Off time for 21K is 3 hour and 30 minutes.
Race Time Limit

The time limit is 3.5 hours for Half Marathon runners and 1.5 hours for 10K runners.

As of XX.XX, the whole track is opened to traffic. In the meantime, runners who have not completed the course yet can continue running from the sidewalk.


General ranking awards (elite athletes) will be given based on pistol time. All age group and other rewards will be given according to chip measurement times. How far behind the start line your position at the starting point does not affect your measurement. Your race time starts to be measured from the moment you pass the chip carpet.

Direction Line

Track lines on the road will be the same color as your chest number. Half Marathon (21K) direction line is red and 10K is green. Follow the color marks of the category you run along the track. For example: if you are running a half marathon, your chest number will be red and you will follow the red road line on the track.

Pace Gates and Tempo Athletes

During registration, our athletes are asked to finish the target. The chest numbers that will be given to our athletes through this information will indicate which pace gate our athlete should enter the race area. Each athlete must enter the race area through the gate indicated in the chest number. It will not be allowed to enter the race area through a different gate. Sample; The athlete, who has been notified that he will enter through the “A” gate in his chest number, will not be able to enter the race area through the B gate.

Tempo Athletes will not take part in our race this year.

Hour and Km. marks

Digital watches, along the course; It will be positioned at the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th and 21.1 kilometers, and will show how many minutes of the race. In addition, milestones will be readily visible on each kilometer.

Water and Sponge Stations and Portable Toilets

Water / sponge and regeneration stations are located every 2.5K after the start / finish point and the first 5K.

Public and portable toilets will be available at various points on the course. The toilet points will be indicated by the directions to be placed along the course for easy access of the runners.

Item Tent

Your race packages will be distributed on September 18-19. Fill in the requested information on the back of your bag label and attach it to your bag. You should wear your bag label, which is the same as your chest number, in your bag before the race. If you are not going to deliver bags, please do not use this label.

Only bags given to athletes by the organizing committee are accepted to the Safety Goods Tents, except bags, bags and items are not accepted for security reasons.

Race Bags Security Check

Within the scope of security measures, all bags will be checked by metal detectors by security officers. Please follow the warnings of the staff.


For All Runners' Information

The points on the track will gradually open to traffic. Runners who have completed the race after exceeding the 3.5 hour time limit cannot enter the classification or claim any rights for the certificate and medal.

Opening Times of the Track to Traffic

Announced later.

Health Recommendations

You must be examined before the race.

People with respiratory and heart diseases should not participate in the race.

You should attend the race with rest and rest.

Avoid alcoholic and acidic beverages by having breakfast early on the race morning.

Always wear your sneakers with socks.

The cream you put on your toes will prevent the injuries that may occur after the race.

For a health problem that occurs during the race, leave the race and ask the healthcare professionals for help.


Important information:


Recently; If you have had a cold, flu, or febrile illness, vomiting, or experienced chest pain, do not participate in the race if you are weakened and feel unwell.

In such a situation, considering the Istanbul Half Marathon will be held again next year, choose to rejoin next year.

Organization Limitations

It is strictly forbidden for the runners who have registered in any category of N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon to take any brand, association, organization, materials to represent the organization, to the running area and to display any material other than visuals such as T-shirts, balloons, flags etc. distributed by the sponsor companies. . Legal proceedings are initiated against individuals and institutions whose behavior is detected.

Is there a wheelchair classification?

In our competition, we do not have a classification in any class of the Wheelchair.


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