August 31th, 2018

Tenth Year With İsmail Akçay

10th İsmail Akçay Road Race will be staged on 9 September. The race of nearly 12.5km is limited to 550 participants this year.

Organised since 2009 in the name of the legendary Turkish marathoner, İsmail Akçay Road Race has a new race course this year. The race will start and finish inside of the Balıkesir Atatürk Stadium. The distance of 12km from last year consequently increased for about 500 metres. The Organising Committee also limited the race to 550 participants, that is 150 women and 400 men, in order to provide a safe and smooth event. Registration is possible until 16:30 on Saturday, 8 September via the official website of the Turkish Athletic Federation at

Besides numerous national and international achievements during his career, İsmail Akçay well deserved a seat of honour in Turkish sports history with his fourth place in the marathon in 1968 Mexico Olympics. Akçay, 76 years of age, will once again attend in person to the event staged in his hometown, Balıkesir.

Timing services at the İsmail Akçay Road Race will be provided by Depar Timing. Official results will be posted on this website shortly after the race.