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Volunteer Opportunity


Istanbul Marathon – The Eastern Promise

Join Team MC running club for its first marathon challenge in Turkey, Istanbul. You will be among 20,000 people running in between the continents of Europe and Asia raising funds for our Yemen Emergency Appeal.

This iconic marathon will take you through the heart of Istanbul, passing some of the most historic sites in the world such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

The 5-day trip will also will give you the opportunity to visit the Topkapi Palace Museum where you will immerse yourself in Ottoman history and get a chance to view some of the ancient Muslim relics such as the swords of the companions and the seal of the Prophet peace be upon him.

Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit which is mind blowing covered streets market with over 4,000 vendors.

You will not want to miss one of the Whirling Dervishes Show which attracts a lot of tourists.

The course of the Istanbul Marathon passes near Hagia Sophia Mosque (formerly a museum) but this should not be enough for you. After the race it is worth going back to explore this gem, dating back to the year 325 A.D and named the 8th wonder of the world.

There is definitely a lot to do in the city after or before you run the Istanbul Marathon. Get your tickets now and start planning the trip today!

Marathon Essentials


Thursday 4th Nov – Monday 8th Nov 2021

Full Marathon -  42km / 21 Miles

Mid-Level Run - 15KM / 9 Miles


The course is asphalt, mostly flat and is free of traffic. It is the only course in the world where the marathon includes two continents, Asia and Europe, in one race.

Reg Fee

Book own flight + £200. Includes: Accommodation, Food, Transport, Race fee, Excursion to

Ertugrul and Osman`s tomb, Medal, T-Shirt

Fundraising - The Cause

£500 – In aid of the Yemen Emergency Appeal

5 years of devastating war; now the country could be wiped off the map.

Since 2014, Yemen has been battling the world’s worst humanitarian crisis of our time, in the midst of a debilitating civil war, famine and disease outbreaks. Yemen’s healthcare system is virtually non-existent, and millions are in desperate need and starving.

We launched our Yemen Emergency Appeal to provide life-saving support for the people of Yemen.

Yemen has been facing years of armed conflict and displacement. It’s population is facing the worst famine in the last 100 years, and rampant disease and Covid-19 has left 22.2 million people in desperate need. The healthcare system in Yemen was already weak and overstretched and is now on the verge of collapse.


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