The Turkcell Girne Half Marathon was organized under the slogan “Run for Help” in cooperation with the Girne Municipality and the TRNC Athletics Federation and took place on Sunday 14th April 2019.
The half marathon revenue will be donated to the SOS Children’s Village Association, the Adult Special Needs Rehabilitation Centre and Akan Gürkan Education Foundation. The half marathon was held for men, women and children in the categories of 21km, 7km and 3km. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay, Minister of Labour and Social Security Zeki Çeler, MPs, non-governmental organizations, institutions and organizations attended the half marathon, which started and ended in Girne Kordonboyu, where thousands of people participated.
Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü, said the Turkcell Girne Half Marathon, was not only a race in Girne, but a festival with carnival weather, and thanked everyone who had contributed to the event. Nidai Güngördı expressed his happiness in running for the benefit of SOS Children’s Village Association, the Adult Special Needs Rehabilitation Centre and Akan Gürkan Education Foundation.
Northern Cyprus Turkcell General Manager Harun Maden said that they were happy to be the sponsor of the Girne Half Marathon this year, as for the event last year, and noted that for this year’s second half marathon the 21-kilometer course was registered by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) and International Marathons and Distance Racing Association (AIMS). He also said I believe that our event will continue to be enriched every year and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the half marathon.