Izmir Metropolitan Municipality organizes night running and cycling on December 21, the longest day of the year. The race, in which Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer will also participate, will start at the Clock Tower and end at Izmir Marina.
In line with the vision of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer to turn Izmir into a sports city, a public race is held between Konak Clock Tower and Üçkuyular Izmir Marina on the longest night of the year, on 21 December. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer will also participate in the race. Running and cycling will start in front of the Clock Tower at 21.30 and will follow Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard and finish in İzmir Marina after 6,5 kilometers.
“A fun night awaits us”
Hakan Orhunbilge, Head of Youth and Sports Services Department of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, said that the running culture in Izmir continues to get stronger and said, “While we are growing and developing organizations such as Marathonİzmir and the International September 9 Half Marathon in every aspect, on the other hand, this keeps the running culture and the excitement of doing sports alive. We contribute to the sportive identity of İzmir with fun and entertaining races. A very entertaining night awaits us on December 21, where sports and entertainment will come together, this time including cycling.”
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club President Ersan Odaman stated that İzmir is on the way to become a full sports city thanks to international and national organizations and said, "Our goal is to make İzmir a sports city with full participation every week with a national organization and every month with an international organization." he said.