December 7th, 2021
Back in Gaziantep
Following two successful editions and after a year of interruption due to pandemic, Gazi Half Marathon returns on 19 December.
The event, successfully staged in 2018 and 2019 by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, features also a 10km this year. The races will be run from 9:00 on Sunday morning, 19 December. Registration will remain open until Monday, 13 December unless the quota of 2,000 entrants is reached sooner. The online entry form is available at www.gaziyarimaratonu.org.
The winners of the 3rd Gazi Half Marathon will be awarded 12 thousand Turkish Liras each while the top finishers in the 10km will pocket 6 thousand Liras. Both races offer cash prizes for the master athletes as well. Any athlete who breaks the course record of 1:03:54 in men and 1:15:37 in women held by Sezgin Ataç and Esma Aydemir respectively will receive an additional 3 thousand Liras. The prize money in the Gazi Half Marathon is on offer for Turkish citizens only.
Since it is the 100th anniversary of the liberation of the city, the event is of great importance this year, and the organisers entrusted the timing and ranking in all categories to Depar Timing. A team of eight expert timers will travel to Gaziantep with four timing boards delivered from the Depar Timing Headquarters in Istanbul. Depar Timing’s services in the event include the immediate posting of the results on the LED screen and the provision of the finishers’ certificates via internet.
November 17th, 2021
A First In Toroslar
Toroslar, a district in Mersin, is presenting a new event to Turkey. Toroslar Half Marathon is set to be staged on 21 November.
The event, organised by the Toroslar Municipality, will gather more than three thousand participants in the half marathon, a 10km race and a public run over a 3km distance. The half marathon has already attracted many international runners in its first edition with a 22 thousand Turkish Liras prize money offer for the winner. Paul Koech, bronze medallist in 3000m steeplechase from 2004 Athens Olympics, is among those to go out on the course on Sunday morning, 21st of November.
Detailed information on Toroslar International Half Marathon as well as the registration form is accessible at https://toroslaryarimaraton.com. Timing services in the event will be provided by Depar Timing.
November 5th, 2021
15 Years With Timing Chips
The 5 November 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the chip timing in Turkey. Depar Timing has been the pioneer in the field.
Founded as the electronic timing department of Depar Trading, a consultant and a high quality equipment provider in a wide range of sports since 1987, Depar Timing carried out the very first transponder timing in Turkey at the 28th Eurasia Marathon on 5 November 2006. Depar Timing shortly became a reliable partner for the organisers, and timed various running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, Ironman and classic car races both in Turkey and abroad ever since. The number of the events that Depar Timing contributed to the success have reached a total of 445.
Depar Timing will be providing the TV graphics for the N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon on 7 November 2021.
October 19th, 2021
Bike Days in Sakarya
Sakarya is prepared to welcome the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and Sakarya Mountain Bike Cup from 23rd to 31st of October.
Sunflower Bike Valley continues hosting the important events of the International Cycling Union (UCI). World’s best supercross bikers will battle it out at four stages of the World Cup on 23-24 and 30-31 October while mountain bike races will be staged on 23, 25, 27 and 31 October. The events will conclude with the MTB Night Cup on the last day starting at 19:00. Timing services of the challenging events as well as the television graphics will be provided by Depar Timing.
Detailed information can be reached on the event at https://sakaryabike.com.
October 15th, 2021
Swimmers In Alanya
Turkey stage of the Oceanman Open Water Swimming Races is set to be held on 16-17 October. The event will be hosted in Alanya.
The races will gather swimmers of all ages. On Saturday, October the 16th, participants of 7 to 14 years of age will be the first group to jump into the water for the Oceankids race over a distance of 500m. Oceankids will be followed by the Oceanteam, a challenge for teams of three members, each to swim 750m. The first day will be concluded by the Oceanman 2km in which there will be age group rankings up to over 70 years. On Sunday morning, Cleopatra and Keykubat beaches will host the participants in 5km and 10km races.
Timing services at the Oceanman Turkey will be provided by Depar Timing.