Organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality last year with the theme of “Ormanİzmir”, the second Marathonİzmir will be run on April 11th. 2021 theme of Maratonİzmir has been determined as “Sustainability” led by the United Nations.
Organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and held for the first time in the history of Izmir last year, the second of the International Izmir Marathon will be held on April 11th with the slogan "We are Running for a Sustainable World". Articles led by the United Nations and aiming at sustainability: "End poverty, end hunger, healthy and quality life, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, accessible and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reducing inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible production and consumption, climate action, aquatic life, terrestrial life, peace, justice and strong institutions, partnerships for goals. In the technical meeting held under the chairmanship of Ertuğrul Brigade, Deputy Secretary General of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, it was decided to use these 17 items as milestones in Marathon İzmir.
Important for İzmir's brand value
In addition to Tugay, the meeting in the Historical Elevator Building; Youth and Sports Provincial Director Murat Eskici, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Department Head Hakan Orhunbilge, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality President Ersan Odaman and Athletics Provincial Representative Hikmet Öncel attended. Emphasizing that Maratonİzmir is of great importance for the brand value of İzmir, Deputy Secretary General Brigade said, “Last year, we took a very important step and organized a tree planting campaign by combining Maratonİzmir with Ormanİzmir. Now, we will run with the international development goals of the United Nations. We believe that Maratonİzmir will be one of the most important brands of our beautiful city and will reach the level of few marathons in the world within 3 years with its track advantage and organization quality ”. Head of Youth and Sports Department Hakan Orhunbilge stated that they are ready to make a successful organization with very good planning, while Sports Club President Odaman underlined that all preparations have been completed. On the other hand, İzmir Youth and Sports Provincial Director Murat Eskici stated that he was appointed to İzmir on September 28, 2020 and participated in the first marathon of İzmir on October 4 and gave the message “We are ready to cooperate”.
The course has been revised
Taking the opinions of the athletes participating in Marathon in 2020, Karşıyaka section has been changed. Earlier Karşıyaka The marathon return point at the Atatürk, Mother and Women's Rights Monument at the entrance of the entrance was shifted to the Bostanlı Ferry Port. On the 10-kilometer track, the athletes who will start the race in front of the old İZFAŞ building on Şair Eşref Boulevard will return from the Karantina Underpass, which corresponds to the 5th kilometer of the race, and complete the race at the starting point in a single lap.
Registration continues from marathonizmir website
Due to pandemic conditions, 11 runners for the 10-kilometer race and 750 runners for the 42-kilometer race were allocated to Marathon Izmir, which will be held on April 450 with the slogan "We are running for a sustainable world". While it was reminded that the registrations were opened on February 15, it was announced that 42 runners for the 74-kilometer race and 10 runners for the 217-kilometer race were announced. Records, www.maratonizmir.org It continues at. Those who cannot actively participate in Marathon-İzmir www.bizkosariz.org They will be able to run the marathon in a virtual environment by registering via their address