Running events in Turkey?

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02/05/2013 at 14:26

Hello, Sorry this is a really vague question - does anyone know if there are any races (any distance) in Western Turkey? (Istanbul down to the touristy resorts)

Have been to the Aegean region twice now & enjoyed it so much I'd like to try and go a couple of times next year - perhaps once tying it in with a race.

I think there was the Istanbul marathon in 2012, but i'm not sure the country as a whole has much in the way of running races or running clubs (about 99% of the locals seem to smoke!)  most people I saw running were tourists, although the resort we stayed in did host a large international cycling race.

Thanks in advance for any replies....

02/05/2013 at 15:09

The Istanbul Marathon is one of the most famous in the world. 

http://www.istanbulmarathon.org/informations/news/the-only-run-between-two-continents.aspx

Turkey has a few interesting ultra's if you are into that sort of thing. 

Edited: 02/05/2013 at 15:11
03/05/2013 at 10:37

Thanks Ben, will take a look.

 The Istanbul marathon is a possibility for me in 2014.

Ultra's ...maybe in a couple of year time - do you have any info at all?

03/05/2013 at 13:13

The following races are qualifiers for Ultra Trail Mount Blanc, and there are links to their respective websites:

http://www.ultratrailmb.com/page/87/courses_qualificatives_liste.html


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