• 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 until 16 October. Race timing in Tarsus will be provided by Depar Timing.

  • September 17th, 2023

    Istanbul Preparing For the Tour

    Istanbul's first large-scale cycling event, Tour of Istanbul, will be held between Thursday, 28 September and Sunday, 1 October.

    The event, included in the International Cycling Union’s calendar this year, consists of four stages. The Tour will start with the 176.7km Arnavutköy-Arnavutköy stage on 28 September and will be followed by the 134.9km Şile-Şile and the 132km Beykoz-Beykoz stages on 29 and 30 September respectively. In the last stage, that is to be an intercontinental ride on the 1st of October, the cyclists will start from Sultanahmet to pedal 92.9km to finish in Caddebostan.

    Detailed information on the Tour of Istanbul, where 20 teams and 140 athletes from 14 countries are expected to participate, can be found at Timing services for the event will be provided by Depar Timing.

  • September 10th, 2023

    Another Record Measurement by Depar

    Two women’s world road race records fell at the Trunsylvania 10km Race where the timing services were provided by Depar Timing.

    The Brasov Running Festival, staged in the city of Brasov in Romania and consisted of ten different road races in the same weekend, is held on 9th and 10th of September this year. World Athletics Elite Label Trunsylvania 10km, the flagship event of the Festival, saw two incredible world records on Sunday. Agnes Ngetich of Kenya shattered the women-only 10km world record by 29:24, 37 seconds faster than the previous record 30:01 held by her compatriot Agnes Tirop. On her way to the victory, Ngetich bettered also the 5km women-only world record in a time of 14:25, beating the record of 14:29 set by Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi two years ago. It was Weldon Langat winning the men’s 10km to make a double for Kenya in the most significant sporting event of the Transylvania region.

    While all the races, including kids races on various distances, open races and the Romanian National 5km Championships, were timed by a multi-national team of Depar Timing, a European Road Mile was inaugurated on Saturday. Men’s Mile was won by Robin van Riel of the Netherlands in 4:05.5, and the Turkish European Indoor finalist Emine Hatun Mechaal Mechaal was victorious by 4:41.7 on the women’s side.

    Having served numerous events in three continents and recorded several national, area and world records since 2006, Depar Timing has been a reliable partner to the Brasov Running Festival. Romanian organisers entrust Depar Timing with the timing services since the very first edition of the event.

  • August 20th, 2023

    Record at the Bosphorus

    The 35th edition of the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race saw a record number of 2369 swimmers finishing the race.

    Annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race is held between Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul and the Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side. The first competitor who came out of water this year was Doğukan Uluç with a time of 41:22. Women’s race was won by Burcunaz Narin in 42:54.

    The total number of entrants had reached 2683, slightly over the initial quota, when the registration system closed earlier this year. 1761 male and 685 female participants, totalling to 2446, started the race on Sunday morning, 20 August. The challenging course of 6.5km was successfully completed by 2369 swimmers, 1719 men and 650 women.

    The statistics of the 35th Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race are as follows:

    Total entries 2683 (1933 male, 750 female)
    Starters 2446 (1761 male, 685 female)
    Finishers 2369 (1719 male, 650 female)
    Handicapped finishers 23 (20 male, 3 female)
    Non-finishers 75 (41 male, 34 female)
    Disqualified 2 (1 male, 1 female)

    The application process for the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, sponsored by Samsung, starts in early January each year at The event is traditionally staged on the third Sunday of August.

  • July 8th, 2023

    Cancellation Of Adalar Swimming Event

    The Swimming Race, scheduled for 8 July 2023 as part of the Prince Islands Sports Festival in Heybeliada, is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions that may affect the safety of the participants.