21K Run - Vodafone İstanbul Yarı Maratonu

Vodafone İstanbul HALF MaratHon

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon

21K Run

Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, which is attended by world-famous athletes, will host a race where sportsman competition will be at a high level. Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, which was promoted to the Golden Category by the World Athletics and entered the list of the 8 Best Half Marathons in the world, is a prestige icon that increases the brand value of Istanbul. This private track, which has no altitude difference and a unique view, allows athletes to develop their own degrees, while becoming the most important step in pre-marathon preparations in November.

The half marathon course starting from Yenikapı continues from Kumkapı, Sarayburnu, Sirkeci direction and continues towards Eminönü, Unkapanı, Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray and Feshane direction, and returns to the opposite direction from Eyüp intersection and ends at Yenikapı, which is the starting point.


Race Date and Time

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 08.40

Registration Periods and Participation Fees

Registration: August 31, 2020 – 40 Euro

Late Registration: 1-4 September 2020 – 50 Euro

How do I register?

Fill in the form to be opened by clicking the “REGISTER” button on the main page of the website. After this Transaction takes place, you will see the message “Your Membership Registration has been completed successfully”.


You can choose the race you want to run from the page you encounter by entering your TC ID or e-mail address and password in the member login window below the message above.


After this process is completed, you can pay by clicking the pay button and complete your registration.



After your registration, you will not be informed by email or phone for approval.


“Congratulations!” Your registration has been successfully completed. ” Registration process of the participants who read the article has been completed.


Participants who have completed the registration process should visit the Half Marathon Fair to purchase the materials (race kits) they will use in the race.

Category Change

The deadline for the category change is March 15, 2020. No category changes are made after this date.

Age Limit

As of April 5, 2020, all runners up to the age of 16 can participate in the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon.

Those who were born before April 05, 2004 can immediately register.

* 65% discount for all Turkish athletes over 65 years old in Istanbul Half Marathon in 2020
* 50% discount for all Turkish athletes aged 16-18.
* Registration for the 2020 Half Marathon (21K) race is free for all Turkish female athletes who completed the Marathon (42K) race in 2019.
* Registration for the 2020 Half Marathon race is free for all participants aged 65 and over who completed the Marathon (42K) race in 2019.
* Half Marathon registration fees are 75% discount for Paralympic runners.


Age Limit and category For Skates;

Age limit for skates (a total of 4 categories will be competed)

21K 1990 Age and above

21K 1991-2001 Age

21K 2002-2003 Age

10K 2004 Age and above



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

In the “General Ranking”, the winners will be given their trophies at the award ceremony to be held after the race (at the finishing point).


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

Exhibitors will be able to get their chest numbers from the Half Marathon Fair, which will be held between 3-4 April 2020.

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 Vodafone 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 Vodafone 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

06:00 Closing the track to vehicle traffic

07:00 Bag delivery start time

08:00 Tempo athletes taking their place in the start area

08:15 Bag delivery end time

08: 15 – 08:30 Switching from the warm-up area to the start point

08:40 Half Marathon Roller Skating Start

08:45 Elite Athletes Start

09:00 Half Marathon 21K Start

09: 10-09:20 Switching from the warm-up area to the start point for 10K

09:25 10K skate start

09:30 10K Start

09:45 21K Champion’s estimated finish time

10:00 10K Champion’s estimated finish time

11:00 Award Ceremony

12:00 21K and 10K races end

Race Time Limit

The time limit is 3 hours for Half Marathon runners and 1.5 hours for 10K runners.

As of 12.00, 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 state 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 line up at the start point at 08:30 in the morning, according to finishing goals. Starting the race with the tempo athlete suitable for your goal level will enable you to keep your race time under control.


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

You will be given your personal racing bag at the Half Marathon Fair. Please fill in the requested information on the back of your bag label and put it in your bag. You should wear your bag label, which is paired with 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-hour time limit cannot enter the classification or claim any rights for the certificate and medal.

Contribute to Green Marathon with Recycling

Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon will be run this year in the “Green Half Marathon” concept. Under this concept, water bottles, chest numbers, sachets, chips, etc. The materials are made from recycled materials, and printing materials are kept to a minimum. To contribute to recycling, please put your “Timing Chips” in the collection box at the finish point.

Parkurun Trafiğe Açılma Zamanları

5K will be opened to traffic at 12.00 hours (3.00 hours)

10K will be opened to traffic at 12.00 hours (3.00 hours)

15K will be opened to traffic at 15.00 hours (3.00 hours)

20K will be opened to traffic at 12.00 hours (3.00 hours)

21K will be opened to traffic at 12.00 hours (3.00 hours)

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 Vodafone 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.

Bus Departure Points for Runners Leaving the Race

For the runners who have to leave / cannot continue the race on the Half Marathon course and want to go to the finish point, 3 collection buses will be available from the middle of the track. The departure time of the buses is 10:45


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