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11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K, 2024 ed.

11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K - Bursa, Turkey. 2024 edition.

Sunday, October 6, 2024 - 07:30

Note: "11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K" is NOT organized by goandrace.com

11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K, map centered on Bursa

11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K
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Information about 11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K, 2024 ed.


Running event name: 11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K

Date and Time: Sunday, October 6, 2024 - 07:30

City: Bursa

Address: Eker Meydan Nilüfer

c/o: Eker Meydan Shopping Mall

Country: Turkey

Latitude and longitude: 40.202746 28.991282

About the event:
Organised since 2014, Eker I Run is a festival of running and wellbeing. Marathon is scenic, 5K is a festival fun run.

Eker I Run Marathon is a road marathon, starting from the elevation of 1793 m in the Uludag hotels zone, downhill to the Eker Square (117 m elevation). It is Turkey’s 5th road and 1st downhill marathon.

Taking the roads on the southern side of Uludag, connecting to Orhaneli Road over the Tuzakli village, the runner reaches Eker Square. The route offers picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. The first 18.7 km of the racetrack is above 1.000m elevation. The course is 550m uphill and 2.230 m downhill commutative.

There will be water supply points every 5 km. At the 21 km (located at 900m elevation, Kirazli Village) supply point, the runners will be able to leave or receive their drop bag (personal garments, food, etc.)

Runners can run faster in downhill marathons when compared to level road runs. Uphill laps and the runs held above sea level (350 m) cause performance losses. Eker I Run Uludag Marathon is run at the average elevation of 914 m through 42.195 m. Its first 10km is run over 1.500 m elevation while the final 10k is run below 300 m elevation. Let alone the first 2 km and minor uphill, it totally consists of downhill, rendering the sensation of running at a high elevation minimum.

2024 will be 11th edition of the event, 5th of the maraton distance.

Other notes:

Virtual Race? No

Trail? No

Cross country event? No

Multi-stage event? No

Initiatives for children and families: Little Steps - Kid's Run. 7 differents starts for each age up to 12. All times, except age6 (and below.)
Online registration and entry fee applies.

How to apply and entry fee:
Marathon fee up to 30 Euros.

Award Description:
Winners of 42K and 15K have prize of traveling to a big city marathon in Europe the following spring.

Dressing rooms:
Dressing tents yes, showers no.

Aid stations:
Maraton has 9 water stations, 2 aid stations.
15K has 5 water stations.
5K has a single water station.
All finishers go to a after finish water and food area.

Website: www.ekerkosu.com/en/index

E-mail: yaris a maceraakademisi.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ekerirunkosusu

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ekerirun

Twitter: twitter.com/ekerirunkosusu

YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvMCauWmbo0

Flier: Not available

11th Eker I Run Marathon & 15K course map, 2024 ed.

# Length Race type Course map and gpx file Terrain type
Race 1 42.2 km
(26.2 mi)
Marathon Not available Asphalt
Race 2 15 km
(9.3 mi)
Competitive race Not available Asphalt
Race 3 5 km
(3.1 mi)
Competitive race Not available Asphalt

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