December 31th, 2023
Have a Great New Year!
Depar Timing Team wishes you a prosperous 2024, full of personal bests and medals. May you achieve all your goals in life!
December 29th, 2023
New Year To Kick Off In Adana
Depar Timing is set to start the year 2024 at the Adana Half Marathon. The 14th edition of the race will be held on 7 January.
Organised since 2011, Adana Liberation Half Marathon will again be the first event to host the road runners in the new year. The event includes a 10km race as well as a public run. The winners of this year’s half marathon will collect 50 thousand Turkish Liras while the 10km winners pocket 12 thousand TL each. There is also a prize purse for the master runners from 35 years of age up to over 80. Timing services in the races will be provided by Depar Timing.
African athletes who dominated the half marathon for the past 13 editions took the first place ten times in both men and women. Men’s race record is held by Kenya’s Barselius Kipyego with 1:00:46 that is standing from 2016, and the women’s record was set by his compatriot Diana Kipyokei in 2018 with a time of 1:08:42.
The entries for the 14th Adana Liberation Half Marathon will close at 18:00 Turkish time on Wednesday, 3rd of January. The registration page and detailed information on the event can be accessed on http://adanakurtulusmaratonu.adana.bel.tr.
December 1st, 2023
Mersin Is Back
Following a long hiatus since 2018 when it was last staged, International Mersin Marathon is set to reemerge on 10 December.
Within the short period of four years from 2015 to 2018, the International Mersin Marathon had been first granted the Bronze Label, then upgraded to Silver by the world’s governing body in athletics. The event, in an attempt to change its season, was postponed from December 2019 to March 2020, however, it could not be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following two years, 2021 and 2022, were also subject to cancellations. Returning to the running stage with a World Athletics Elite Label on 10 December, the race is moved on a flatter and faster course. In its first four editions, the women’s fastest time in Mersin were achieved by Kenyan Truphena Chepchirchir with 2:28:47 in 2017, and by her compatriot Kenneth Kiplagat Limo on the men’s side by 2:10:12 in 2018.
5th International Mersin Marathon includes a 10km race and a Public Run over 5km on the day. Detailed information and registration system can be accessed at www.mbbspor.org. Timing services at the event will be provided by Depar Timing.
October 16th, 2023
Celebrating the Republic Day in Kocaeli Again
The City of Kocaeli will be once again celebrating the Republic Day with its traditional road run on Sunday, 29th of October.
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event, is set to welcome the runners in Sekapark on the day. The race over a 10.81km distance offers 30 thousand Turkish Liras for the winners. The event also includes a 3km with 6 thousand TL prize money.
The entry system of the 10th International Kocaeli Republic Run will remain open until Friday afternoon, 27th of October, at https://ebelediye.kocaeli.bel.tr/GenclikForm/CumhuriyetKosusu. Timing services in the race will be provided by Depar Timing.
October 13th, 2023
15th Year in Tarsus
The 15th edition of the International Tarsus Half Marathon will be held on 22 October. The deadline for registration is soon.
Inaugurated in 2004, International Tarsus Half Marathon had gained a seat among the road races in Turkey with its high quality despite the interruption in the years 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. Thanks to its fast course, the race attracted many outstanding international athletes during the 14 years it was held. Men’s course record of 1:02:05 dates back to 2007, set by Kenyan Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich who won the marathon bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, then went on to break the world record by 2:03:23 in Berlin the following year. Women’s course record was broken by Pauline Esikon of Kenya in 1:08:17 in 2021.
Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event, increased the winners’ awards to 50 thousand Turkish Lira this year. Master athletes who make the podium will also pocket cash prizes starting from 7,500 Lira. The event includes a fun run over a distance of 5km as well.
Registration with the race is possible at http://www.mbbspor.org until 16 October. Race timing in Tarsus will be provided by Depar Timing.