Mayor’s Message

The marathons are organizations that motivate the city spirit and add value to the city organized by the important cities of the world that have been working for many years to become a brand. Although Nicosia has met the marathon in the past, the marathon has been owned by the whole country in the last 4 years and it is an organization that has become a brand that more and more a place of participation and excitement.

With the arrival of October in Nicosia, Marathon is a month of excitement surrounded by the city. It is a day when all the people have fun, do sports together and give hand in hand with other people in need.

I would like to thank all the sponsors, Athletics Federation and Municipal staff who have participated with great efforts in the Nicosia Marathons upto today.

Nicosia Turkish Municipality

2018 Marathon - Introductory Video

Nicosia Marathon

Nicosia, which is the capital city throughout the history and home to different civilizations for centuries and where all the colors live freely amicably together, Nicosia has been a initiator and guide in this field with the marathon organized by the Turkish Municipality and adds value to our country and our city.

The Nicosia Marathon, which was held in 2018 for the eighth time, is held annually by the participation of thousands of people from Cyprus and runners from different countries around the world.

Besides the sportive and combative characteristics, the use of income to eliminate a social need annually adds a different importance to the marathon.

The Nicosia Marathon, which is the initiator of the country marathons, is organized in 3 different categories in the form of 10 kilometers and 21 kilometers with 4 kilometers of public run and 10 km and 21 km winning athletes are rewarded.

In all the streets of Nicosia, the common feeling of everyone is sincerity. In this capital, where sincerity is always present, the Nicosia Marathon raises the city's brand value and at the same time adds color to making the city dynamic.

AIMS (Uluslararası Maratonlar ve Mesafe Koşuları Birliği) Sertfikalı Maraton

Maratonumuzda yer alan 10 km, 21 km ve önümüzdeki yıldan itibaren düzenlenecek 42 km koşuları için AIMS (Uluslararası Maratonlar ve Mesafe Koşuları Birliği) tarafından yapılan inceleme sonucu uluslararası onaylı ver geçerli sertifikasını aldı.

10 KM

Lefkoşa Yarı-Maratonu

Lefkoşa Maratonu





  • 2008

    First Nicosia Marathon

  • 2012

    21 Km category added to Marathon

  • 2014

    Over 1000 participants

  • 2017

    Over 3000 participants

  • 2018

    Medals for the participants of 10 km and 21 km
    Over 6500 participants

Nicosia Marathon with Numbers









Please click on the year you want to read and download the brochureof the Nicosia Marathon

Nicosia Semi-Marathon

Nicosia Marathon with Questions and Answers


How many categories are there in the Nicosia Marathon?

4 kilometers

10 kilometers

21 kilometers


How can I register for the Nicosia Marathon?

Content will be updated.

Registration will be made from different locations in Nicosia and other cities. These points will be announced on the Nicosia Marathon Web page and all social media accounts of the NTM

What is required for registration to the Nicosia Marathon?

For registration of 4 kilometers, it is enough to fill in the registration form and pay the registration fee. You can register for all ages.

Besides the registration form and fee payment for 10 kilometers and 21 kilometers, an ID card copy also should be submitted.

For those under the age of 18 (aged 16-18 only), participants for 10km and 21 km, need to issue a certificate or license from the Federation or permission letter from their parents, as well as with an ID card copy.

How much is the registration fee for the Nicosia Marathon?

4 kilometers: Content will be updated.

10 kilometers: Content will be updated.

21 kilometers: Content will be updated.

What are the age categories for 10 kilometers and 21 kilometers?

10 kilometers     21 kilometers
16-29 years      18- 29 years old
30-39 years      30-39 years old
40-49 years      40-49 years
50 years and above  50 years and and above

How long is the duration of the marathon?

4 kilometers: There is no time limitation

10 kilometers: 2 hours

21 kilometers : 2 and a half hours

Where will the income from the Nicosia Marathon be donated in 2018?

All income will be used for the purchase of the vehicle that is necessary for the distribution of food in the Community Kitchen, which is a first in local governments and provides meals for one in a day to 180 people in need.

Do babies need to be registered (up to 5 years old)?

No, There is no registeration fee for the babies up to 5 years old.

Individuals with special needs

Every year, dozens of people with special needs join the marathon. 

In addition, the Accesibility unit of the Nicosia provides registeration procedures and transportation for the marathon for its members free of charge by NTM staff.

Can I join the marathon with my skateboard?

Of course, you can join the marathon with all kinds of non-motorized vehicles like skateboard, bicycle, children's car in the race of 4 kilometers.

Emergency and Security

If there is a emergency situation during the race, who can ı call?

In case of emergency on marathon day, you can reach our Organizing Committee from 0533 831 5333 and 0533 827 6555.

What are the security measures taken for the marathon?

For emergency situations during the marathon, two ambulances will be available from Nicosia Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital and Near East University.

Day of Marathon

What are the start times of the categories?

4 kilometers 10:30

10 kilometers 10:00

21 kilometers 07:30

Are there water stations within 10 kilometers and 21 kilometers?

There are water and sponge stations in both sections.

General Questions