• October 18th, 2019

    8 Events in 4 Days

    11th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships will host eight different events in Bodrum on 26-29 October.

    Title-sponsored by the world leading water sports brand Arena and supported by the brand’s Turkish distributor Sportive, International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships is a part of the collaboration between Turkish Swimming Federation and Sportive Inc. The most comprehensive swimming event of the Mediterranean region will gather swimmers for 11th time, with Depar Timing providing the timing services once again. The races will start on Saturday, 26th of October and finish on Tuesday, 29 October, the Republic Day of Turkey. Detailed information and the entry form can be accessed at The programme of the events is as follows:

    26 October: Peugeot Open Water Swimming Half Marathon, 5008m
    27 October: Jotun Open Water Swimming Championship, 1.5km
    27 October: Yapı Kredi – Ceo & Celebrity Swim Challenge
    27 October: Journey of Light - Night Swim, 500m
    28 October: Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship, 3008m
    28 October: Setur Marinas 4x500 Relay Meet
    29 October: Hapimag Marathon, 10km
    29 October: Arena Aquakids Swimming Event, 100m

  • October 10th, 2019

    Third Festival in Rumkale

    The Open Water Swimming Race, as part of the 3rd Rumkale Water Sports Festival, will be held on Saturday, 12th of October.

    Gaziantep is once again set to welcome swimmers of all ages after a two successful editions of the Festival in 2017 and 2018. This year’s open water race will host twelve age groups in both women and men, starting from 14-18 category with classifications up to over 70.

    The race will be held over a distance of 5km and will start at 10:30 on 12 October. Timing services will be provided by Depar Timing.

  • October 4th, 2019

    Running For Peace In Gallipoli

    Turkcell Gallipoli Marathon is set to take place on 6 October. The event includes a half marathon, a 10km and a public run.

    Having started in the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale, the peace-themed race celebrates its fifth edition. The thematic race course follows the historical regions within the historical Gallipoli Peninsula.

    As in the previous editions, timing services at the 5th Turkcell Gallipoli Marathon will be provided by Depar Timing. Further information on the event is available at

  • October 4th, 2019

    Triathletes Back In Alanya

    Alanya, the consistent organiser of major triathlon events in Turkey, will once again host the triathletes from all over the world.

    ITU (International Triathlon Union) Paratriathlon World Cup, ETU (European Triathlon Union) European Cup and Turkish National Finals will be staged in Alanya on 5-6 October. More than one thousand participants from 50 countries are expected to compete in the races.

    Detailed programme of the event, which will be timed by Depar Timing, can be found at

  • August 16th, 2019

    Tokyo Roads To Beat The Heat

    The marathon course of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo is planned to be paved with a heat-shielding material.

    Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced that the roads of the city will be paved with a special coating that is expected to suppress temperature rises by as much as eight degrees. The project is a part of the extreme heat countermeasures being implemented for the Games. A portion of Aoyama Avenue had already been paved with a special coating that reflects infrared rays, and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic marathon runner Toshihiko Seko and wheelchair marathoner Nobukazu Hanaoka participated in a test run on an intensely hot and humid day. Both athletes agreed that the temperature of the specially coated road surface was much lower than that of the uncoated surfaces.

    The marathon events in Tokyo are scheduled to 6:00 am, with forecasted temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius at that time of the day during the season.