- What’s On
All runners begin on the Asian side of the Bosphorus Bridge, very close to the Altunizade metrobus stop. After crossing the bridge, the course continues down Barbaros Caddesi in Beşiktaş and goes along the shore road, passing Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul Modern, Karaköy, and finally crossing over to Eminönü. The 15k continues on to Balat, while the marathon goes all the way out to Eyüp, then over to Bakırköy and finally loops back to Sultanahmet.
The atmosphere is lively, so stop by the course even if you’re not participating. Just be wary if you’re trying to get anywhere along the route. Roads will slowly reopen, with everything back to normal by 2pm.