📩 08/03/2022 13:59
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerThe countdown has begun for the third edition of Maratonİzmir, which is an important step towards the goal of "İzmir, a sports city". Marathonİzmir will be run on April 17 and will be like a sports festival.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerOrganized in line with the goal of turning İzmir into a sports city, the third Maratonİzmir will be run on April 17. Athletes and sports fans from all over Turkey will be hosted at Kültürpark, which is designated as the event space for Maratonİzmir, between 14-17 April, accompanied by concerts, events and talks. During the series of events, sports fans will also be able to experience the sports branches they want at Kültürpark. The start of Maratonİzmir, which has become the fastest track in Turkey with a time of 2 hours 9 minutes 35 seconds, achieved by Ethiopian Tsegaye Getachew last year, will be given in front of the former İZFAŞ General Directorate building on Şair Eşref Boulevard.
Soyer: Maratonİzmir will be one of the most important sports brands
President Tunç SoyerEmphasizing that Maratonİzmir is of great importance for the promotion of the city on the international platform, “İzmir has the most advantageous position in Europe with its beaches and jogging tracks. Our 629 kilometers of coastline and 100 kilometers of natural beaches are ideal for water and beach sports. We showed our national and international organizational strength with the CEV Continental Cup, U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship and Duathlonİzmir that we hosted. Despite the severe pandemic conditions, we organized Maratonİzmir twice, and we are organizing the third one. Maratonİzmir is on its way to becoming one of the most important brands of our beautiful İzmir. I believe it will be a race with wide participation and record breaking on April 17.”
Before & Karşıyaka after İnciraltı
Athletes in the 42-kilometer Marathonİzmir over Alsancak Karşıyakaand will return before arriving at Bostanlı Pier. Athletes, who will arrive in İnciraltı on the same track this time via Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard, will return from Marina İzmir and complete the race at the starting point.
Chest numbers, chips and running t-shirts will be distributed from the event area in Kültürpark between 14-16 April 10.00 - 19.00. Chest number and running kit will not be distributed on the day of the competition.
There is also a 10 kilometer run.
A 10-kilometer run will also be organized within the scope of Marathonİzmir. The start of this race will be given at 07.20 on the same day and from the same point. In the 10-kilometer race, the athletes will return from the Köprü Tram stop on Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard and complete the race on the opposite lane of the Fuar Kültürpark İZFAŞ building.
So far, 42 people have registered for the 500-kilometer marathon and 10 for the 500-kilometer run. Registrations continue. To register, please Click here.
"Step by step" charity run
Social responsibility cooperation is also being made with Adim Adim for the 3rd MaratonIzmir. Non-governmental organizations will be able to meet with sports fans by opening stands in the event area. In addition, Adim Adim will bring the enthusiasm of charity runs to Izmir this year. MarathonFor those who want to pursue goodness in Izmir here can get detailed information.