Bulletin 1

Preliminary Event Information

We welcome you to the 15th Istanbul 5 Days, held between 30 October – 4 November. Forests and parks of two sides of the city, the Prince’s Islands and the legendary Grand Bazaar will be hosting to our extremely joyful and highly competitive events. Those willing to enjoy a weekful of orienteering with the 5 stages in 5 days, may also have additional training possibilites upon request.

Organizer Club & Organizing Committee

Organizer Club Istanbul Orienteering Club IOG
Event Center It will be announced very soon and most probably will be at Sultanahmet – Sirkeci region.
Event Director Ali Engin
Event Coordinator Alper Saydam
Technical (IT) Director Zeynep Abalý
Official e-mail info@ist5days.com

Event Programme

30.10.2018 Arrivals & Registration & Model Event
31.10.2018 Middle, Belgrad Forest
01.11.2018 Sprint, City Park
02.11.2018 Middle, Island-O, Prince's Islands
03.11.2018 Long, Belgrad Forest
04.11.2018 Supersprint, Grand Bazaar


Class * Year Born Class * Year Born
W/M 10 -2008 W/M 35 -1983
W/M 12 2007-2006 W/M 40 -1978
W/M 14 2005-2004 W/M 45 -1973
W/M 16A 2003-2002 W/M 50 -1968
W/M 16B 2003-2002 W/M 55 -1963
W/M 18A 2001-2000 W/M 60 -1958
W/M 18B 2001-2000 W/M 65 -1953
W/M 20A 1999-1998 W/M 70 -1948
W/M 20B 1999-1998 W/M 75 -1943
W/M 21A -- M 80+ -1938
W/M 21B -- W/M Open L --
W/M 21E -- W/M Open S --

* W: Women / M: Men

Entries & Payment

Deadlines for entry acceptances are as follows:

Early Entries From registration opening up to June 30th
Normal Entries From July 1st up to September 30th
Late Entries From October 1st up to October 21st

Entries will be closed in October 21st. Those missing the late entries may register daily at the event sites, but these entries will be subject to map and start time availability. Therefore those missing the late entries may not be guaranteed participation in their classes.

Payments shall be done online with credit card. The date of online payment with credit card will be taken into consideration for early and normal registrations. If you do not have the possibility of paying with credit card, please send us an e-mail to info@ist5days.com and let us know, so that we can give you additional information on exceptional payment methods.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us after the payment is approved.

All Fees

Type of Fee Early Entries
Up to June 30th
Normal Entries
Up to September 30th
Late Entries
Up to October 21st
Children Classes Entry
10 - 14 ( M/W )
€ 25 / 5 stages
€ 6 / stage
€ 30 / 5 stages
€ 7 / stage
€ 35 / 5 stages
€ 8 / stage
Other Classes Entry
16+ ( M/W )
€ 40 / 5 stages
€ 9 / stage
€ 60 / 5 stages
€ 13 / stage
€ 70 / 5 stages
€ 15 / stage
Reduced entry fees for competitors from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia
Electronic Control (SI)
Card Rental *
€ 2 / stage € 2 / stage € 3 / stage
Transport to Event Sites
(Round Trip)
(Incl. Site Entry Fees)*
€ 9 / stage € 9 / stage € 12 / stages
All Changes
Category / SI / Start Time
Free of Charge Free of Charge € 3

* € 40 should be paid if the rented SI Card is unreturned or lost by the competitor.
** May we remind that, participants coming by own vehicles to the stage site will have to pay the site entry fees.

Time Control System (Electronic Punching)

The Sportident electronic timing and punching system will be used.
May we remind you:
If you have your own SI card you may use it, otherwise you have to rent one when getting your bib number. You have to return the rented SI card back to the organizer after your last stage. If you loose or unreturn it, you have to pay additionally € 40. Remember that you can not borrow or lend your SI card from/to another competitor who has run another stage with that card during the week. The SI card rental fees are given above, in the “All Fees” table.

Results & Prizes

Overall results will be according to the rankings of the first 4 stages. Grand Bazaar stage will be a separate race. All winners will receive medals and souvenirs from our sponsors.


There is no possibility to stay in tents!
Accommodation possibilites and recommended hotels will be announced soon. Please check the “Accommodation” link in our website for accommodation possibilites after. Please contact us for further information from the related e-mail, accommodation@ist5days.com

Transportation to Event Sites

Bus transportation to the start areas and marine transport for the island stage will be arranged by the organizer. There will not be transport for Grand Bazaar stage. The cost of transportation (incl. event sites entry fees) is given above, in the "All Fees" table.