February 8th, 2020
Trabzon Prepares to Celebrate the 40th Race
Turkey’s third oldest road race Trabzon Half Marathon will be staged on 23 February. The event incorporates the National League.
The traditional event with the oldest history after the Grand Atatürk Run and the Istanbul Marathon in Turkey was inaugurated in 1981 and had been a part of the celebrations of the “19 May Youth and Sports Day”. Promoted to a national level in 1988 and moved to its new date in the weekend of the city’s Liberation Day on 24 February, the race became popular among the distance runners and included in the international calendar in 1991.
The winners of the 40th International Trabzon Half Marathon will collect 12,000 Turkish Liras each on Sunday 23 February. Master athletes to make the podium are also eligible for a prize money purse. Besides the half marathon, the event includes a 11.5km race as well as a fun run at a distance of 5km. Entries for all races are open at trabzonyarimaratonu.com. The half marathon will be televised live by TRT.
The first round of the prestigious National Half Marathon League is incorporated in the this year’s Trabzon Half Marathon. The final round of the League will be hosted by the Diyarbakır Sur Half Marathon on 19 April.
January 1st, 2020
Have a Great New Year!
Depar Timing Team wishes you a prosperous New Year, full of personal bests and medals.
December 28th, 2019
Adana To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary
International Adana Half Marathon will stage its tenth edition on 5 January. Entries are accepted until Thursday, 2 January.
Organised since 2011, the event will once again host the distance runners in the first major road race of the year. Where African athletes have been dominating for the past seven editions, 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.
Registration to the event is processed at adanakurtulusmaratonu.adana.bel.tr. Top ten athletes in the half marathon will receive prize money while the winners will pocket 20 thousand Turkish Liras. Master athletes who top the podium will also leave Adana with cash awards. The event includes a 4km Public Run as well.
December 9th, 2019
Last Entries for Gazi Half Marathon
Gazi Half Marathon, scheduled to 22 December, is likely to reach its quota of 1,000 participants before the entry closing date.
Following the Liberation Run at a distance of 10km in 2017 and the very successful inaugural edition of the half marathon last year, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality is set to host the road runners at the 2nd Gazi Half Marathon on Sunday, 22 December. The registration for the event had been announced to remain open until 18 December at www.gaziyarimaratonu.org, however, the number of the confirmed entries is already close to the participation limit, which is one thousand, and the registration might be closed earlier if this pre-determined quota is reached. A 5km public run is incorporated in the programme of the day.
The total prize money of 35,000 Turkish Liras offered for the overall classification in its first year is now generously raised to 110,000 Turkish Liras by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality. Master men up to over 70 years of age and master women up to over 65 will also pocket prize money. Cash awards are on stake only for the Turkish citizens at the Gazi Half Marathon.
October 26th, 2019
Iron Men Head Back To Belek
Belek, the popular tourist destination in Antalya, will once again host the IRONMAN 70.3. The event is on the 3rd of November.
Following a successful edition last year, IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey entrusted Depar Timing with timing and classification also this year. A multi-national expert Depar Timing team will be in charge in Belek for the swim/bike/run event with great importance, offering 40 qualifying slots for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupo, New Zealand next year
The "70.3" in the name of the event refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.