March 30th, 2019
Fifth Year In The Hittite Land
International Hittite Run, being staged by Çorum Municipality since the year 2015, is scheduled to Sunday, 28 April this year.
During the past four editions, Hittite Run became popular not only in the region but also nationwide. The 10km race attracts national and foreign athletes while the 3km public run receives large participation from the locals. It is possible to register with the race via the website www.hititkosulari.org.
Çorum Municipality, the organiser of the event, generously offers 5,000 Turkish Liras for the winner of the 10km as well as prize money for the master athletes in a total of 15 age categories. There is also prize money in 14 age groups in the public run, paid only to those residing in Çorum.
5th International Hittite Run will start from the city centre at 10:00 on 28 April. Depar Timing is once again the official timer of the event.
March 19th, 2019
Depar Timing in Uzbekistan
Depar Timing will officiate with a 11-member team at the inaugural Tashkent Navruz Half Marathon. The event is on 24 March.
Besides undertaking the timing services in the capital of Uzbekistan, Depar Timing has been contributing to the planning and organization of the event, offering its expertise and experience to the first ever elite class international road race of the country. For the final preparations and the distribution of the timing chips, the multi-national team with nine members coming from Turkey will be in Tashkent from 19 March.
More than two thousand participants have registered to the half marathon and the 5km public run since the opening of the online entries in February. Elite athletes from the neighbouring and selected countries are invited to the first edition of the event. The race course, officially measured in January and certified by IAAF/AIMS, will see some of the top athletes from Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan, Afghanistan as well as China and Turkey on Sunday morning, 24th of March.
March 17th, 2019
Let’s Meet in the Historical City on 14 April
International Osmangazi Historical City Run, the leading traditional road race of Bursa, will be held on Sunday, 14th of April.
The event, offering a unique experience at the historical sites of the city’s largest district, holds once again the “5-star” label of European Athletics at its 14th edition. Despite its undulated course, Osmangazi Historical City Run is one of the favourite races of the road runners owing to its concept. The winner of the 15km pockets USD 2,000 in Osmangazi where the master athletes are separately awarded. For those who would like to run at a shorter distance, there is a public run over 4km on the day.To register with the 14th International Bursa Osmangazi Historical City Run, a form must be filled out at www.osmangazimarathon.net. Timing services in the event will be provided by Depar Timing.
February 8th, 2019
RAK is the Fastest Again
11 athletes delivered sub 1 hour performances, and European and Turkish records fell at the RAK Half Marathon where Depar Timing officiated.
The 13th edition of the event, annually held in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates, saw very fast times as expected. Stephen Kiprop of Kenya was victorious with 58:42, followed by Ethiopia’s Abadi Hadis in 58:44. Fikadu Haftu, another Ethiopian, finished third in 59:08.
The 23-year-old Swiss star Julien Wanders, who crossed the finish line in 59:13 in fourth, broke Mo Farah’s European record of 59:32 standing since 2015. Kaan Kigen Özbilen, the last man in the field finishing under an hour, bettered his Turkish record to 59:48, a 20-second improvement from his 1:00:08 in Istanbul last year.
Following a close battle among three Ethiopians until the last meters, the women’s race was won by Senbere Teferi with a national record time of 1:05:45. Runner-up Netsanet Gudeta, the reigning World Half Marathon champion, was credited the same time for her second position. Zeineba Yimer took the third in 1:05:46, only a second slower than her compatriots.
Promoted as “the Fastest Half Marathon in the World”, RAK Half Marathon became the first ever event that 11 men dipped under 60 minutes. Timing services in RAK Half Marathon were provided by the local Premier Timing, and Depar Timing acted as the Assisting Timing Company as it was the case for the previous 12 editions.
January 30th, 2019
Runatolia Entries In Progress
Antalya’s major road running event Runatolia is scheduled to 3 March this year. Registration process will end on 28 February.
Despite the change of its organiser and its name within the years, the event has been contributing the winter tourism in Turkey since 2006, featuring a weekend long sports festival with several activities and entertainments in addition to its athletic attributions. Starting with the traditional Bambini Run, a 200 meters race for kids, the High Heels Run and the 4km Terracity Run on Saturday 2 March, the event once again includes the marathon, half marathon and a 10km race to be held on Sunday.
Runatolia entries are processed via the official website of the event at www.runatolia.com. The system will remain open until midnight, 28 February.