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Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon

Sunday April 4th, 2021
Istanbul, Turkey
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 10K

This event has been postponed from April 5 to September 20, 2020. The Organizing Committee decided to officially restrict the Istanbul Half Marathon for foreign participants due to current situation that the World is going through due to the spread of COVID-19, quarantine period and difficulty to travel between countries. The decision to this restriction was based on the health and sports authority of the country.

The Istanbul Half Marathon is an annual road running event over the half marathon distance (21.1 km) that takes place in April on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey. It is now a IAAF Gold Label event.

The Istanbul Half Marathon was first organized in 1987. After several breaks it was finally brought back to life in 2015 when the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the new sponsor organized the race again. Since then, the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon is a popular destination on the map of most popular half marathons in Europe.

The course of this race runs almost entirely on the coast of Sea of Marmara on the European side of Istanbul.The start and finish lines of Istanbul Half Marathon are located on the coast of Golden Horn in Balat. It is a fast, mostly flat IAAF Gold Label race that takes part annually in April. This guarantees a perfect weather and a chance for a personal best or an easy start to the season after a long winter.

Istanbul has a lot to offer to tourists. Apart from great weather, especially for those recovering from a long and cold winter, it has a very exciting and colorful culture and rich history.

This city has something to offer for everyone!

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