July 23th, 2019
100th Anniversary of National Struggle
The city of Erzurum will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Turkish National Struggle with a 10km race on Saturday, 27 July.
Erzurum, where an important step was taken for building up the civilian resistance against the occupation of the country following the World War I that ultimately led to the creation of the Republic of Turkey, is remembered in the city with various activities including the 10km road race. One hundred years after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk took the leadership to convene a national congress on 23 July 1919, the city is now set to welcome runners from all over the country. Entries for the Erzurum 100th Anniversary of National Struggle is processed online at www.erzurumyolkosusu.com. Timing services in the event will be provided by Depar Timing.
July 18th, 2019
Time To Swim Between Continents
Swimmers are set again to stroke from Asia to Europe at the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on 21st of July.
Being annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, the 31st edition of the race gathers 2400 swimmers from 59 countries this year. The participants will enter the water in Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul on Sunday morning and attempt to crossing to the European side where the finish area is located in Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park. This year’s event will host Marcos Diaz, the Dominican ultra-distance swimmer, the first person who has united all five continents of the world by swimming. Diaz will make a special appearance at the Show Swim on Saturday, 20 July.
Depar Timing will provide the timing services for the 6.5km event as well as transmitting the results to the LED screens. Depar Timing’s system will produce a certificate for each finisher immediately with the time of the swimmer.
July 15th, 2019
Mersin Promotes to Silver
Following the successful edition with the IAAF Bronze Label last year, Mersin Marathon is now declared a Silver Label Road Race.
Having improved its organisational quality each year since its inaugural race in 2015, Mersin Marathon met the various IAAF criteria from timing services to medical measures in 2017, and the 4th International Mersin Marathon was held as an IAAF Bronze Label race on 16 December 2018. Based on the positive report of the appointed Technical Delegate, the IAAF promoted the event to Silver this year.
International Mersin Marathon is the third IAAF Road Race Label event in Turkey after the two Gold Label races, Istanbul Marathon and Istanbul Half Marathon. The organiser of the event is Mersin Metropolitan Municipality. Timing services in Mersin are provided by Depar Timing since its inauguration. The race is scheduled to Sunday, 15 December this year.
July 15th, 2019
Toyota Family Meets At Ekiden
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey celebrated the 17th edition of the traditional Ekiden Cup at the company premises in Sakarya.
The relay competition, open to Toyota staff, employees of its subsidiary industry partners, and their families, is staged on the 950-meter running course at the Sakarya Facilities of the company. Timing services for the event where 135 teams competed is once again provided by Depar Timing.
The word ekiden comes from the combination of the Japanese characters for “station” and “transmit”. Team members pass the “tasuki”, which is the sash that each runner wears over one shoulder and under the other arm, to each other at a transition zone. Although ekiden races are not very popular outside of Japan, Toyota carries on the tradition in Turkey since 2003.
May 4th, 2019
Race Number 400
Timing team at the swimming event in Marmaris on 4 May marked a milestone for Depar Timing. The company hit the 400-race mark.
Founded as the electronic timing department of Depar Trading, consultant and 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 Eurasia Marathon in 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 400 at the International Aquamasters Open Water Swimming Half Marathon on Saturday, 4th of May 2019.
Depar Timing will be providing timing and side services in numerous national and international races in the rest of this year.