May 8th, 2022
Depar Timing Hits 450 Races
Wings For Life in Izmir on 8 May has marked a milestone for Depar Timing as the number of the involved events reached to 450.
Founded as the electronic timing department of Depar Trading, a consultant and high quality equipment provider in a wide range of sports since 1987, Depar Timing carried out the very first transponder timing in Turkey at the Eurasia Marathon in November 2006. Depar Timing shortly became a reliable partner for the organisers, and served various running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, Ironman and classic car races both in Turkey and abroad ever since. The number of the events that Depar Timing contributed to the success has totalled to 450 at the Wings For Life World Run on Sunday, 8th of May 2022. This figure, which only a few timing companies around the world achieve, not only displays Depar Timing’s respect for the organisers but also reflects the passion for sports of its timers who keep on with the mission for the past 16 years.
Depar Timing will be providing timing and side services in several national and international races in the rest of this year.
May 8th, 2022
Winners of The Race Without a Finish Line
The Wings For Life Run, held concurrently in various cities of the world, is won by elite athletes both globally and in Turkey.
Jo Fukuda of Japan covered 64.4km to become the overall winner before he was caught by the Catcher Car that took off 30 minutes after the official start of the event. The 32-year-old runner has a marathon personal best of 2:09:52 from 2018. Women’s overall winner was Nina Zarina from the United States of America, also an elite road runner who delivered 2:37:37 and 2:33:22 respectively in the two marathons she ran within a month last year.
İzmir, the host city of the Wings For Life in Turkey, saw the international athlete Üzeyir Söylemez winning the Turkish title with 61.2km, which also ranked him seventh in the world. The four-time national champion triathlete Tuğçe Karakaya became the winner on the women’s side by covering 36.8km.
The timing services at the Wings For Life in İzmir was provided by Depar Timing in cooperation with the German company Datacapo. The global results of the event can be found at www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.
May 4th, 2022
Return To Bozcaada
After a two-year enforced hiatus due to the pandemic, Adidas Bozcaada Half Marathon is set to be held on Saturday, 4th of June.
The event, staged successfully for the last time in 2019, will gather the running enthusiasts again on its course along the natural beauties. Besides the half marathon starting at 9:00 on Saturday morning, the programme includes a 10km run at 9:30 for those who wish to experience Bozcaada in a shorter distance. The participants are also offered a number of side events throughout the weekend.
The entries for the Adidas Bozcaada Half Marathon and the 10km run are accepted until Thursday evening, 2 June. Detailed information on the event, where the timing services will be provided by Depar Timing, can be reached at https://bozcaadayarimaratonu.com.
April 8th, 2022
For A Good Cause
Wings For Life World Run, providing funds for spinal cord research, will be held in 7 cities including Turkey’s Izmir on 8 May.
Wings For Life World Run is organized by the non-profit Wings For Life Foundation, and the full revenue raised by the registration fees is transferred to scientific spinal cord researches. The event has been held since 2014 and it goes with the motto “For A Good Cause” this year. Whilst there is no announced distance of the race, there is no finish line either. The race starts simultaneously in each of the cities where the event is held, and the competitors who are caught by a car are considered to have finished the race. The Catcher Car gives the runners a 30-minute head start, then takes off. The last runner to be caught by the Catcher Car in İzmir becomes the Turkish winner, the last participant remaining in all cities is crowned the world champion.
The physical runs are limited to seven cities due to the pandemic this year, however, it is possible to participate in the race virtually. The event will start at 13:00 CET (14:00 Turkish time) on Sunday, 8 May in Ljubljana of Slovenia, Munich of Germany, Poznan of Poland, Vienna of Austria, Zadar of Croatia and Zug of Switzerland alongside Izmir while the virtual runners in 155 cities of 6 continents will start at the same time by a smart phone application developed for the purpose. Detailed information on the locations and the participation conditions are accessible at www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.
Timing services of Wings For Life World Run in İzmir, where the number of registrants reached 6,500 with one month to go, will be provided by Depar Timing in cooperation with the German company Datacapo.
March 30th, 2022
Having become one of the most prestigious road races in Turkey, the 3rd edition of the MarathonIzmir will be staged on 17 April.
Promoted with the slogan “Marathon, afresh” by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event, MarathonIzmir is now the most important city marathon in Turkey after the Istanbul Marathon. The race, which attracted several African elite athletes last year, witnessed the men’s all-comers record by 2:09:35.
The 10km race included in the event programme will start at 7:20 on Sunday morning. The marathoners will hit the course at 8:00. Timing services in the event will be provided by Depar Timing.
Detailed information on the event and the entry form can be accessed at www.maratonizmir.org.