World Athletics having promoted IHM-Istanbul Half Marathon to the Golden Category, is set to be held on 20th September. Vodafone being the main sponsor of IHM, which is regarded as one of the eight best half marathons in the world.

Athletes will run with any of the following two options:

1. Maximum of 2,500 registered participants may run 21 kilometres on Istanbul streets.

2. Other registered athletes may run alone on their own track in Turkey’s first VHM-Virtual Half Marathon.

The VHM will be held due to the COVID-19 precautions and will reduce risk for corona virus exposure. Virtual run app for VHM is available on Play Store (Android) and App Store (IOS) as of 1st September. Athletes have to open up virtual run app and finish 21K run anywhere they like between 19th and 20th September.