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.