N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon Skate Race

We reopened 21K Skating category by popular demand! Skating enthusiasts will take their place on the course at N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon to be run at the fascinating view of the Historical Peninsula course. Skating category will be the first group that starts and finishes the race!

*Because of the pandemic, drafting (skating behind one another) is not allowed. Each athlete should skate on their own. Athletes violating this rule will be disqualified.

RACE KIT

Kit Distribution

It will be announced here soon.

Race T-shirt

Your race t-shirt will be delivered together with the race kit. You cannot request a t-shirt size other than the one you choose during registration. 

Electronic Timing Chip

At the Race Kit Distribution area, all participants will be given a recyclable electronic timekeeping chip which is used to measure their ranking.

Please remember to attach the chip delivered with the race kit to you shoes on the race day and do not remove it until the race ends. The ranking of runners cannot be measured without this chip.

We would like to emphasize that you should not change your chip with other runners for the chip is matched with your ID.

Please do not pass the chip carpets at the start and finish and on the course twice. This may cause wrong timekeeping of your run.

After the run ends, please do not return to the course for any reason once you pass through the finish line. Otherwise, the chip will re-measure your time and revise it according to the most recent pass over the carpet.

Bib Number

Your bib number is special for you and to N Kolay Istanbul Half-Marathon. Do not copy it or exchange with other participants.

If you give your bib number to another person or change it, your rank will be cancelled since you will be deemed to have violated the race rules.

ATTENTION: If you exchange your bib number with another runner, both you and the other runner will be disqualified. 

Please do not forget to place the “number tag” bearing the same number with your bib number delivered within your race kit, into the outermost pocket of your bag in order to leave it to the safekeeping tent. 

Your bib number must be attached on your chest throughout the race.

You need to attach your bib number to your garment in a visible fashion so as to ensure that the official photographers of N Kolay Istanbul Half-Marathon can take your photos and you can find these photos later. 

Please do not forget to put on the timekeeping chip, which has been delivered to you with your bib number and is used for keeping the time of your run, before the race starts.

Please completely fill in the required information on the reverse of your bib number, so that we can immediately intervene in case of any health issue.

REGISTRATION

Registration Periods and Fees
  • Registration period May 9 – October 3, registration fee is 60 Euro
    Registration period October 4 – January 2, registration fee, 70 Euro
    Registration period January 3- April 15, registration fee 90 Euro
Registration Cancellation

As our service processes start from the moment of registration; registration cancellation, postponement or refund will not be made, but you can choose one of the options below:​

  • Even if you do not participate, you can take your race package that you are entitled from the distribution point.
  • You can transfer your registration to someone else for the same event (You can send Republic of Turkey ID Number of the person to whom you want to transfer to info@spor.istanbul.)

 

Age Limit

Athletes who have turned 16 as of April 30, 2023 can participate in the race.

RACE DAY

Race Day Program

It will be announced here soon.

Race Time Limit

The time is 1 hour 30 minutes for skater athletes.

 

The skaters who fail to complete N Kolay Istanbul 17th Half-Marathon under the cut-off time which is 1 hour 30 minutes will not qualify to race in N Kolay 44th Istanbul Marathon which will be held on November 6, 2022 Sunday. If you fail but achieve the time limit in any half-marathon in Turkey or abroad until the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon registration is over or if you completed a marathon within the last 3 years under 3 hours, you can contact us and take part in N Kolay Istanbul Marathon.

Timing

Your position at the start line, how further back you are from the start line does not affect your measurement. Your race time starts to be measured on the moment you cross the chip carpet.

Direction Line

You should follow the colour direction line on the course.

Intermediate Timing and Kilometre Marks

Digital clocks will be placed at the 5th, 10th, 15th,  20th and 21.1st kilometres in order show the time of the race. Furthermore, there will be easily-noticed kilometre stones at each kilometre.

Water and Sponge Stations
The course will offer water stations at the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th kilometres.

There will be public and portable toilets available in various spots on the race course. The toilets will be indicated with guiding marks throughout the course so as to ensure easy access for runners.

Safekeeping Tent

 Please fill in the information requested on the reverse of your number tag and attach it to your bag. You are required to attach the tag number with the same number as of your bib number, to your bag before the race. Please do not use this tag if you will not deliver your bag.

Only the bags provided to athletes will be accepted at the safekeeping tents by the organization committee. The other bags and belongings will not be accepted due to security concerns.

The athletes who will deliver their bags to safekeeping buses are required to put the bag number provided by the organization, in the outermost pocket.

Bags must be delivered to safekeeping tents/buses before the time for delivery is over. The bags not delivered until such time will not be accepted.

Participants must not put valuable articles, money, telephone, wallet or similar other belongings in the bags they will deliver to safekeeping buses. In case of lost bags, the institution and authorities who hold the organization cannot be held responsible.

Bags may be lost in case of bag delivery to a place or vehicle other than safekeeping tents/buses. In such case, the institution and authorities who hold the organization cannot be held responsible.

Race Bags Security Check

As part of security measures, security officers will check all bags using metal detectors. Please conform to the warnings by security officers.

AWARDS

Medal

It will be announced here soon.

Cup and Prizes

Ranking athletes will be notified as to their prizes after planning in consideration of the pandemic restrictions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Medical Recommendations

Please get a medical examination before the race.

Patients with respiratory tract and heart diseases must not attend to the race.

You should attend to the race after a good sleep and rest.

Please have a breakfast early in the morning of the race and avoid alcoholic and acid drinks.

You should definitely put on your running shoes with socks.

You can cream your toes in order to prevent possible wounds which may occur after the race.

Please leave the race and ask help from health officers in case of any health issue which may occur during the race.

 

Important: 

If you have recently caught a cold, flu or an inflammatory disease, thrown up, experienced a chest pain or lost weight or if you don’t feel well, please do not attend to the race. Otherwise, you may face a serious risk on the race day. In this case, please be informed that Istanbul Half-Marathon will also be held one year later and consider attending to the next race.

Bus Departure Points for Runners Leaving the Race

There will be 3 buses at the 13th, 15th and 17th kilometres for runners who leave the race and don’t wish to continue till the finish point.

Announcement for All Skaters

The points of the course will be gradually opened to traffic. The runners who complete the race later than 1 hour 30 minutes will not rank and, therefore, cannot claim a certificate, medal or any other right.

Personal Check List

Before the race
– Flight/journey
– Visa/passport
– Hotel/Accommodation
– Money transfer

Event Week
– Check your flight times
– Determine your emergency contacts

The race
– Bib number (attached to the shirt and filled out emergency contact on the back)
– Chip for timekeeping
– Heart rate watch and belt
– Shorts/pants (worn before)
– Shirt (worn before)
– Gloves (for the colder season)
– Head band
– Sunglasses
– Old coat/pants/sweatshirt to keep yourself warm at the start
– Enough drinks
– Leaving your race bags to luggage buses  

After the race
– Food and drink
– Shirt
-Receiving your race bag from the luggage bus

Restriction about the Organization

It is strictly prohibited for the runners who register to any category under N Kolay Istanbul Half-Marathon, to bring or exhibit at the race area products which promote a brand, foundation, organization or entity other than the t-shirts, flags and similar other articles distributed by the sponsor companies. Legal action will be taken against those persons and institutions who behave to the contrary.