IMM will hold the "I'm Running Istanbul Women's Day Stage", which was postponed due to pandemic measures, on Saturday, July 3, at 09.00:XNUMX. Athletes will run to break down gender stereotypes on the meaningful track where women leave their mark in history.
Organized by SPOR ISTANBUL, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), the "I'm Running Istanbul" races continue from where they left off after the relaxation of epidemic measures. The “I'm Running Istanbul Women's Day Stage” postponed due to the pandemic will be held on Saturday, July 3rd. Kadıköywill be held in . The I'm Running Istanbul series, which is organized in order to increase the number of road race participants and to offer alternative and serial races to road race participants, this time will bring together those who want to break gender stereotypes.
Sport, which strengthens the sense of acting together and rejects discrimination, will this time bring together those who want to draw attention to gender inequality. I'm Running Istanbul Women's Day Stage will be run on a very meaningful track in order to increase the number of women doing sports and to make women more visible. KadıköyThe 10 km track, which starts from the History and Literature Library in , will cover 8 different stops where women transform social life. 500 athletes will participate in the physical run.
I'm Running Istanbul, the virtual running event of the Women's Day Stage will be held on 1-2-3 July. Athletes who download the Sweaters application to their phones will share the excitement of the I'm Running Istanbul Women's Day Stage by running 5K and 10K on the track they choose, wherever they want.
Race kit distributions; On Thursday, July 1, between 10.00 - 17.00, at the General Directorate of SPOR ISTANBUL, on Friday, July 2, between 10.00 - 19.00. Kadıköy It will be held in front of the Haldun Taner Stage.
- Start: 09.00:XNUMX
- Award Ceremony: 10.15
I'M RUN ISTANBUL WOMEN'S DAY STAGE TRACK
The stops of the Women's Day Stage were chosen from places where women left their mark in the city. The selected points consisted of places where women transformed social life.
1- History, Literature, Art Library
I'm Running Istanbul Women's Day Stage will start this year at the History, Art and Literature Library. Runners will gather at this point to run on the historic route.
2- Baylan Patisserie
Women writers such as Leyla Erbil, Tomris Uyar and Sevim Burak, also known as "Baylancılar Movement", were among the regulars of the patisserie, which was once the busiest place for literary figures from Istanbul.
3- Apollon Theater
Afife Jale, who took the stage in place of Elize Binemeciyan in her play "Patches" in 1920, continued to take part in various plays despite all obstacles. Even though Muslim Turkish women were banned from the stage at the end of the events, Afife Jale became a symbol of courage.
4- Purple Space
In the face of increasing violence against women, Purple Space, which was initiated by the Women's Defense Network, is a frequented place for women who seek ways of solidarity, learning together and coping with masculine violence, without falling behind with fun activities.
5- Caferağa Headquarters
Kadıköy 21 of the 12 neighborhoods in the district are managed by female headmen. Zeynep Ayman, on the other hand, succeeded in being elected as the headman of the Caferağa District for the third time.
6- Yoğurtçu Park Women's Forum
The first mass march of women was held in Yoğurtçu Park on May 17, 1987 with the rhetoric of “No to Beatings”. Women have been meeting at the forum every Wednesday since 2013 to discuss issues related to women and the current agenda.
7- Kalamış Atatürk Park
The statue of the national skier Aslı Nemutlu, who saddened the whole of Turkey with her death as a result of an accident in Erzurum in 2012, is located in this park. The statue undertakes the task of creating a memory of the contributions of female athletes to the world of sports.
8- Kadıköy-Karakoy Ferry
“Our Body Is Ours; With the rhetoric “No to Sexual Harassment”, purple needle sales started in 1989 against harassment in the public arena. KadıköyThe Karaköy ferry was the starting point of this campaign.