2015 Running Race & Marathon Calendar for Istanbul and more

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I still love running, and try my best to go out for running in different places with various groups.

My favorite tracks are..

Belgrad Forest Neset Suyu

Ayvand Forest

Kurucesme-Bebek Coast

Caddebostan-Kartal Coastline

 

Hidiv Kasr-ı

Running groups: “Adım Adım” is very crowded, focused on regular beginner / advanced training & race organization, also aims to run for charities. “TeamIstRunbul” meets in Bebek at 6! It is great to see approximately 30-40 people waking up very early in the morning to run before going to work. “Hareket Candır” also meets regularly for running. You may follow them from Facebook.

In 2014, I compiled a list of the nationwide races all over Istanbul & Turkey, so here are some recommendations:

“Geyik koşuları” organized in Belgrad Forest, is great fun if you love deep forest, trail runs! Follow the signs carefully. Do not forget your trail shoes especially during rainy days. If not, you would enjoy falling into mud.

“Runtalia” is a very big event! It is organized in Antalya city, which is located in south next to sea. Has a very flat track by seaside, so is a good choice for first half/full marathons.

“İznik dağ marathon” 42k and longer tracks have great nature: lake and mountain views are incredible! Also Iznik city is famous with its cini (pottery), historically important with the church where first consul meeting occurred. If you go there, do not miss old Turkish bath, hamam.

Hope to see you also out, somewhere!

 
January  Event Name  Location  Track
3-Jan-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
17-Jan-15 Çekmeköy Winter Challenge Istanbul 45K/30K/15K
February      
7-Feb-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
8-Feb-15 Çekmeköy Mud Challenge Istanbul 50K/30K/15K
15-Feb-15 Geyik Koşuları Belgrad Ormanı Trial Istanbul 28K/14K/4K/Bambi
22-Feb-15 Aydos Trail Race Istanbul 12K/6K
March      
1-Mar-15 Runatolia Antalya 42K/21K/10K
7-Mar-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
13-14-15 Mar-15 Spring Cup Oryantiring Yarışı Istanbul  
15-Mar-15 Aydos Trail Race Istanbul 12K/6K
29-Mar-15 11. Uluslararası Tarsus Yarı Maraton Adana 21K/5K
21-22-Mar-15 Çekmeköy Night Challenge Istanbul 50K/30K/15K
April      
4-Apr-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
5-Apr-15 Aydos Trail Race Istanbul 12K/6K
17/18/19-Apr-15 İznik Ultra Iznik 133K/80K/42K/10K
May      
2-May-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
3-May-15 Wings for Life World Run Alanya  
9-May-15 NewBalance Bozcaada Bozcaada 21K/10K
17-May-15 5. Çekmeköy Ultra Maratonu Istanbul 60K/45K/30K/15K/10K
23-24-25 May-15 Corporate Games Istanbul Istanbul  
June      
6-Jun-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
20-21-Jun-15 2.Çekmeköy 48 Saat, 24 Saat, 12 Saat, 6Saat Yarışı Istanbul  
July      
4-Jul-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
25-Jul 2 Aug-15 Runfirecapadocia Ultra Marathon Kapadokya 245K
August      
1-Aug-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
September      
6-Sep-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
12-13-Sept-15 Frig Ultra Marathon Afyonkarahisar 100K/60K/42/29K/6K
26-Sept 2 Oct-15 LikyaUltraMaratonu Antalya  
October      
4-Oct-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
4-Oct-15 I Run 4 Peace Çanakkale Çanakkale 42K/21K/8K
18-Oct-15 Geyik Koşuları Belgrad Ormanı Trial Istanbul 28K/14K/4K/Bambi
November      
1-Nov-15 NewBalance Buyukada Istanbul 11 K
7-Nov-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
15-Nov-15 Istanbul Vodafone Marathon Istanbul 42K/15K/10K
December      
6-Dec-15 Adım Adım Koşu Belgrad Ormanı Istanbul 6K
13-Dec-15 Geyik Koşuları Belgrad Ormanı Trial Istanbul 28K/14K/4K/Bambi

     


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Basak Topcu •Istanbul, Turkey

Loves everything outdoors! Amateur photographer, running enthusiast training for her first marathon, does corporate sales during day time. Shares her love for Istanbul on atdaa!

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