• October 2nd, 2022

    Entries Still Open for Gazi Half Marathon

    Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality will stage the Gazi Half Marathon on 16 October. The registration deadline is 10 October.

    Following two successful editions in 2018 and 2019 and a year of interruption due to pandemic, Gazi Half Marathon had resumed with the third edition last year. The event will gather the road runners once again on the morning of Sunday, 16 October. A 10km race is also included in this year’s programme.

    Registration for the Gazi Half Marathon is possible until 17:00 on Monday, 10 October via the website A multinational team of Depar Timing consisted of eight experts will be in charge of the rankings in 52 categories including the age groups classification up to over 80 years in both distances to be contested.

    The event offers a prize money purse of 370 thousand Turkish Liras in total. With reference to the plate code of the city, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality will also present a kilo of baklava to the 27th ranked runner in the half marathon.

  • September 16th, 2022

    Depar Timing On The Road To Romania

    Offering its services not only in Turkey but also abroad, Depar Timing will hit the course in Brasov on the 25th of September.

    The organisers of the Brasov Running Festival, who utilised the services of Depar Timing in the inauguration of the event last year, entrusted Depar Timing once again with timing their events. A multinational team of Depar Timing will facilitate the time measurement at six consecutive races on Sunday, 25 September. The programme will begin with an open 5km race, followed by the elite men and elite women 10km races with a 5-minute gap inbetween. After a mass 10km, the day will conclude with the 800m and 1200m kids races .

    Providing timing services in a large number of road runs in Turkey as well as in Europe, Depar Timing offers reliable timing solutions in all events according to their requirements with the various systems in its portfolio. Besides timing the races, Depar Timing will also deliver the TV graphics in Brasov.

  • September 9th, 2022

    Fifth Festival In Rumkale

    Rumkale, where the first settlements date back to the Paleolithic Age, will host the water sports enthusiasts on 25 September.

    Following the very successful three editions between 2017 and 2019, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the Rumkale Water Sports Festival, had to cancel the event due to the pandemic in 2020, however, the Festival made a thrilling return last year. The fifth edition to be held on Sunday, 25th of September, will once again include dragon boat, water polo and swimming races.

    Rumkale, the fortress that the Festival named after, is situated across a peninsula at the confluence of the Fırat River and the Merzimen Stream. The event area is accessible by boat from the Kasaba Village, 25 kilometres to the Yavuzeli district of Gaziantep.

    Information on the 5th Rumkale Water Sports Festival as well as the entry form is available at The swimming races within the Festival will be timed by Depar Timing.

  • August 14th, 2022

    Countdown At the Bosphorus

    Over 2400 swimmers are looking forward to the 34th Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race to be held on Sunday, 21 August.

    Annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, the event will gather 2441 swimmers from five continents this year. The participants will enter the water in Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul on 21 August and attempt to crossing to the European side where the finish area is located in Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park. Depar Timing will provide the timing services for the 6.5km event as well as transmitting the results to the LED screens.

    Having been selected the Best Open Water Swimming Race by the World Open Water Swimming Association in 2016, this year’s Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race received about 2000 domestic applications, and a total of 1243 swimmers were declared eligible to participate following the qualifications races in Ankara, Gaziantep, Izmir and Istanbul. The overseas quota, on the other hand, was filled within 12 hours after the entries opened, and 1198 swimmers from abroad will be travelling to Istanbul.

    The participants can collect their race kits that include swimming caps with competition numbers and the timing transponders at the Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park from 10:00 to 19:00 on 18-20 August. Kit collection will also be available on the race day between 07:00 and 08:30. The last boat to transport the participants to the start area in Kanlıca is scheduled to leave Kuruçesme at 08:50. The time limit to finish the race is two hours after the last competitor enters the water.

    Information on the event and the full list swimmers are posted at

  • July 24th, 2022

    Strokes Heading To Black Sea

    Swimming season resumes in Zonguldak. The 3rd edition of the Karadeniz Eregli Open Water Swimming Race is scheduled for 31 July.

    The event, where the timing services will be provided by Depar Timing, has initially been limited to 300 participants, however, as the quota was reached in a very short period of time and the demand endured, a total of 354 swimmers were eventually accepted in three races. 143 participants are registered with the 1.5km race while the 3km will see 128 swimmers and the 5km, the longest race of the day, will accommodate 83. All races will start at 10:00 on Sunday, 31 July, with the time limit being 2 hours 30 minutes for all.

    Information on the technical and logistical aspects of the Karadeniz Eregli 3rd International Open Water Swimming Race as well as the list of the participants are posted at