Running enthusiasts will meet in Bursa for Eker I Run
Eker I Run, one of the sporting events that grows the family of runners in Turkey and offers participants a smooth running experience thanks to the quality of its organization, starts tomorrow in Bursa.
Eker I Run, one of the sporting events that expands the family of runners in Turkey and provides participants with a smooth running experience thanks to its organizational quality, starts tomorrow in Bursa. Around 2021, runners will take part in Eker I Run 2.000, which will bring together athletics, entertainment, healthy living and charity on the same platform throughout the weekend. The motto of this year’s organization, which will include the 42K Marathon, Turkey’s first downhill marathon, as well as the 15K, 5K and Roller Skating races, as well as the Little Steps Run, will be “Take a step, take a step. a Difference “.
The main center for entertainment, events, races start and finish within the framework of the organization will be Eker Meydan in the Nilüfer district of Bursa. This way the locals will feel like they are part of the 8th Eker I Run.
The start of the 42K Marathon will be given at an altitude of 1,800 meters
The start of the Eker I Run 2019K marathon, which first took place in 42 and is the first downhill road marathon in Turkey, will be given in the Uludağ hotel area at an altitude of 1,800 meters. Hundreds of runners will experience the four seasons along the track from Uludağ to Eker Meydan, and natural beauties will accompany them. The start and finish point for the 15K and 5K races, which are among the organization’s most popular events, will be Eker Meydan, who is also the entertainment hub.
The winners of the course will receive very special gifts.
Eker I Run will also offer unique gifts to the winners of the course. The winners of the 42K Marathon and the 15K Race for women and men will win the participation and travel package for the Zurich Marathon in Switzerland next year. On the other hand, the top-ranked athletes in other races will have the right to participate in the Riva races to be held in 2022, as well as to receive gift certificates, accommodation gifts and various prizes from sponsor brands.
Skaters of all ages will be able to participate in the 10 km track.
Eker Meydan will also host the skating race and the baby step race on Saturday October 2. In the Eker I Run skating race, where skaters of all ages can participate, the track length will be 10 km and athletes will compete with 4 row inline skates. Eker I Run Skating Race, which started in 2019, has the distinction of being the first skating race in Turkey.
The Little Steps Run, in which children aged 6 to 12 can participate, will allow the little ones to discover good running techniques and good sports. Various gifts will be given to the little runners who will participate in the 500-meter track.
In order to protect the health of runners, relatives of athletes, officials and volunteers throughout the organization, the Covid-19 measures specified in the relevant decision of the Turkish Athletics Federation will also be scrupulously observed.
In addition, virtual races will be held on the 2K, 10K, 2K, 5K and Skating race tracks between October 15 and October 42 for those athletes who cannot come to Bursa and run.
Charity Run continues to be part of Eker I Run
Another area where Eker I Run will make a difference will be the Charity Run. Once again, cooperation will be made with Step by Step for the Charity Run, which is one of the fundraising methods used to support non-governmental organizations around the world. In this year’s Charity Run, with the efforts of nearly 700 volunteer runners, donations are collected to create a significant resource for the completion of projects in many areas of activity that will reach over 13,000 beneficiaries in categories such as children, youth, women, disabled, nature and animals.
Donations collected as part of the Charity Run will be donated to the projects of 18 NGOs creating social value. In 2019, as part of the Charity Run, 441,197 TL donations were collected and a record was set in the history of Eker I Run.
In addition, participants who wish can both keep a good memory and benefit NGOs by purchasing the t-shirt and medal of the 2021st Eker I Run, all proceeds of which will be donated to NGOs to remember the 8 race.
The detailed program of Eker I Run 2.000, which will host the 2021 athletes, is as follows:
Saturday 2 October 2021
- 10:00 am: Start of the skating race (Eker Meydan)
- 11:20 am: Small steps race (Eker Meydan)
Sunday, October 3, 2021
- 07:30 am: Start of the 42K marathon (Uludag hotel region)
- 11h00: Start of the 15K race (Eker Meydan)
- 11:15 am: Start of the 5K race (Eker Meydan)
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m .: Eker I Run 2021 award ceremony (Eker Meydan)