Istanbul Half Marathon set to be run on Sept. 20
Turkey also to hold first virtual half marathon, with runners to compete on their track
The Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon will be held on Sept. 20 with a limited number of athletes.
A total of 2,500 athletes will be able to run in the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon.
Participants will have two options in the organization. They can either run a distance of 21 kilometers (13 miles) on the streets of Istanbul's historical peninsula or they can run alone on their own track in Turkey's first virtual half marathon.
The virtual half marathon will run on Sept. 19 or 20, aiming to minimize the risk of infection by the novel coronavirus during the event.
Those who want to join in the virtual race will receive a special running code after signing in the website of istanbulyarimaratonu.com.
They will complete their registration after paying a fee for the category of the race -- either 21 km or 10 km (6 miles).
After the race, participants may send their data to Spor Istanbul on its mobile application.
* Writing by Muhammed Enes Calli