STORY OF THE MARATHON


THE SPARK STARTED IN TARSUS TURNED OUT TO BE A FIRE IN MERSIN


Mediterranean people are warm. You can see their warmness in their actions, they are very hospitable people. Mersin citizens as well warm people and hug all humanity. You can feel down deep the thousand years old history while walking down Mersin streets of which smells like an orange that leads you to the sea. Tarsus, which leads the destiny of Roman Empire and is a home to most beautiful architecture of the empire, Soli Pompeipolis, which brightens the beginning of the civilization …

A city that smells history is surrounded by deep blue sea and endless Taurus Mountains, achieved to wear its missing laurel wreath on her neck 11 years ago and caught the Olympic spirit. Therefore, Mersin’s first marathon has begun in Tarsus where the history and daily life blends. The organization which grows more and more every year finally exceeded Tarsus after 10 years and began to be organized by Mersin Metropolitan Municipality since 2015.

This big organization which got off the ground of Ashab-i Kehf and St. Paul now meets with the blue at the most beautiful sea shore of our country and raises over on the columns of Soli Pompeipolis.

Mersin Marathon which makes a significant contribute to Mersin’s promotion also exhibits the warmness of all Mediterranean people to the World and builds a bond of love bridge among countries..

The course, which accompanies by spectacular history and fascinating blue, promises both exciting race and dreamlike landscape. We are waiting all the Olympic spirit followers to Mersin on 3 December 2017 to watch this competitive race which will be accompanied with deep green palm trees to athletes and followers.