October 10th, 2019
Third Festival in Rumkale
The Open Water Swimming Race, as part of the 3rd Rumkale Water Sports Festival, will be held on Saturday, 12th of October.
Gaziantep is once again set to welcome swimmers of all ages after a two successful editions of the Festival in 2017 and 2018. This year’s open water race will host twelve age groups in both women and men, starting from 14-18 category with classifications up to over 70.
The race will be held over a distance of 5km and will start at 10:30 on 12 October. Timing services will be provided by Depar Timing.
October 4th, 2019
Triathletes Back In Alanya
Alanya, the consistent organiser of major triathlon events in Turkey, will once again host the triathletes from all over the world.
ITU (International Triathlon Union) Paratriathlon World Cup, ETU (European Triathlon Union) European Cup and Turkish National Finals will be staged in Alanya on 5-6 October. More than one thousand participants from 50 countries are expected to compete in the races.
Detailed programme of the event, which will be timed by Depar Timing, can be found at www.triathlonalanya.com.
October 4th, 2019
Running For Peace In Gallipoli
Turkcell Gallipoli Marathon is set to take place on 6 October. The event includes a half marathon, a 10km and a public run.
Having started in the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale, the peace-themed race celebrates its fifth edition. The thematic race course follows the historical regions within the historical Gallipoli Peninsula.
As in the previous editions, timing services at the 5th Turkcell Gallipoli Marathon will be provided by Depar Timing. Further information on the event is available at www.gelibolumaratonu.com.
August 16th, 2019
Tokyo Roads To Beat The Heat
The marathon course of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo is planned to be paved with a heat-shielding material.
Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced that the roads of the city will be paved with a special coating that is expected to suppress temperature rises by as much as eight degrees. The project is a part of the extreme heat countermeasures being implemented for the Games. A portion of Aoyama Avenue had already been paved with a special coating that reflects infrared rays, and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic marathon runner Toshihiko Seko and wheelchair marathoner Nobukazu Hanaoka participated in a test run on an intensely hot and humid day. Both athletes agreed that the temperature of the specially coated road surface was much lower than that of the uncoated surfaces.
The marathon events in Tokyo are scheduled to 6:00 am, with forecasted temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius at that time of the day during the season.
August 14th, 2019
Visitors Reach One Million
The website of Depar Timing, electronic timing pioneer in Turkey, has just welcomed visitor number one million on 14 August.
Having carried out the very first transponder timing in Turkey at the Eurasia Marathon in November 2006, Depar Timing provided timing and side services at over 400 road running, cross country and mountain races as well as swimming, cycling, triathlon, Ironman and classic car events both in Turkey and abroad ever since. Whilst the live results are made available through screens during the races, the officials results are posted on Depar Timing’s website shortly after the finish of the events, mostly visited by the participants and media members. Since its inauguration of departiming.com in the spring of 2013, the website accommodates news before and after the involved races along with the happenings in the similar sporting events around the world.