September 10th, 2018

Rumkale To Host Swimmers

The Open Water Swimming Races, as part of the Rumkale Water Sports Festival, is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 6 October.

Gaziantep is set to welcome swimmers of all ages in the second edition of the Festival. The race embraces 12 age groups in both women and men, starting from 14-18 category with classifications up to over 70. The total number of the participants is limited to 400.

Accommodation needs as well the domestic transfers of the participants will be covered by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, the organiser of the event. The Municipality also offers the participants a complimentary social programme including a visit to the famous Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

The registration with the 2nd International Rumkale Water Sports Festival Open Water Swimming Race is processed via the website at Those who wish to participate in the event are required to fill an online form, which is to be printed and to be sent to the Municipality with other documents mentioned on the website no later than Monday, 17 September. The list of the qualifiers will be posted on the website on 18 September.

The race will be held over a distance of 5km, and will start at 10:00 on 6 October. Timing services will be provided by Depar Timing.