January 1st, 2023
New Year Wishes From Depar Timing
May you have a good start to the year 2023, live the life at your targeted pace, and finish the year as strong as you can.
December 24th, 2022
Last Chances To Register For Adana
Entries for the 13th Adana Liberation Half Marathon might be closed before the deadline of 5 January. The race is on the 8th.
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. Even though it was announced that the entries at http://adanakurtulusmaratonu.adana.bel.tr would remain open until the 5th of January, it is likely that the quota of 1500 participants for the half marathon and 1000 for the 10km will be reached sooner. It will be no longer possible to register for the event once those quotas are filled.
The programme on Sunday, 8 January will begin with the 10km race at 9:30, followed by the half marathon at 9:50. The last start of the day is 10:00 for the public run that is over an estimated distance of 4km. Top ten overall finishers in the half marathon will receive prize money starting from 30 thousand Turkish Lira while the first five in each masters age group will be pocketing cash prizes. 10km winners will also leave Adana with 6 thousand TL.
African athletes dominated the Adana Liberation Half Marathon for the past 12 editions and took the first place nine times in both men and women. Men’s race record is held by Kenya’s Barselius Kipyego with 1:00:46, standing from 2016, and the women’s record was set by his compatriot Diana Kipyokei in 2018 with a time of 1:08:42. Timing services in Adana will once again be provided by Depar Timing.
November 16th, 2022
Bikers To Meet At Night
Cycling enthusiasts will come together in Florya Atatürk City Forest. Istanbul Mountain Bike Night Race is set for 26 November.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and its subsidiary Sports Istanbul, the organisers of the event, require the entrants to hold a valid license issued by The Turkish Cycling Federation and to ride a 26-inch bike during the race. The event is limited to an overall 300 participants, and the entries will be accepted until Wednesday, 23 November unless the quota is reached earlier. The races in 13 age categories, offering various gifts and cash prizes for the podium, will start at 18:00 and 19:30 on Saturday, 26 November.
Timing services at the Istanbul Mountain Bike Night Race will be provided by a Depar Timing team with global cycling races experience. Detailed information and the registration module are available on https://spor.istanbul/dag-bisikleti-gece-yarisi.
October 22th, 2022
Celebrating the Republic Day in Kocaeli
The City of Kocaeli will again celebrate the Republic Day with its traditional road run. The event is on Saturday, 29 October.
The ninth edition of the International Kocaeli Republic Run, organised by the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, will be held in Sekapark. The 10km race offers 12 thousand Turkish Liras for the winners. The event also includes a 3km with 3 thousand TL prize money.
Timing services at the 9th International Kocaeli Republic Run will be provided by Depar Timing.
October 12th, 2022
From Yesterday To Tomorrow
14th International Tarsus Half Marathon will be held on 23 October. This year’s motto is “Running From Yesterday To Tomorrow”.
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 2009, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. The race attracted many outstanding international athletes during the 13 years it was held, thanks to its fast course. 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 last year.
While Mersin Metropolitan Municipality took charge of the event this year, the winners’ awards have been increased to 30 thousand Turkish Lira. Master athletes who make the podium will also pocket cash prizes. The event includes a fun run as well. Registration with the race is possible at https://spor.mersin.bel.tr until 16 October. Race timing in Tarsus will be provided by Depar Timing.
Live results of the 14th International Tarsus Half Marathon can be followed at https://tarsus.depar.hr/2022 on the race day.