Public Transport to the Start Area
Half Marathon Public Transport to the Start Area
Istanbul Half Marathon plays a big role in promoting our country and Istanbul. Its course is attracting sports lovers as it is one of the fastest races in the world as well as historical beauties of Istanbul.
Participants can easily reach “the Yenikapı Meeting Area” via public transport and rail system from anywhere in Istanbul. The station for Marmaray trains and the M1 and M2 Metro lines is a 1-km walk away of the Yenikapi Meeting Area. You can reach to the Area from Asian side to Yenikapi Meeting Area with M4 Kadikoy-Kartal Metro line. Ayrilik Çeşmesi is the exchange station from M4 Kadikoy-Kartal Metro Line to Marmaray. You can also reach to Area from European side with the M2 Yenikapi-Haciosman Metroline to connect with M1 Yenikapi-Aksaray-Atatürk Airport.
Yenikapi Meeting Area is home to many activities with capacity of 715.000 m². This area is very suitable for the Athletics Events and the half marathon has been organised in here since 2014. As for the course, it is starting from Yenikapı Ride Area, the coastal road turns towards Eyüp direction. The route continues from Kumkapi, Sirkeci, Eminönü, Unkapanı, Fener, Balat'tan, and as soon as Feshane passes through it, it makes "U" turn from the river located at Eyüp Kavsak. The race returns from the same direction and ends in the Area, the starting point of the race. The route crosses the Kumkapi and makes a "U" turn on the road 200 meters before the Sirkeci reaches the lights. The race returns from the same direction and ends in the Yenikapi Meeting Area, the starting point of the race.
For more information on travelling by Metro, please see Metro map showing details of all Metro Stations.