Baku Marathon - 2019 will take on May 5,
Participants are asked to be on the designated
location at the time indicated below:
Start time: 10:00 am
Arrival time to the start point for the race: 08:30
The bus stops will operate along the route for those
who cannot carry on or are there to support the runners and others. Overall,
four bus stops will be installed for the race day.
Bus stops will be located at the following points:
1. Starting point
2. In front of the Government House
3. Near “Boulevard Hotel”
4. Heydar Aliyev Center
Health & Safety
Take the following points into account to make sure
that marathon is safe and enjoyable for everyone:
- Move in the left side of the road to allow others
to take the right
- Be kind toward other participants
- Follow the instructions of the racing officials,
volunteers and traffic controllers.
Special stops for marathon runners will be installed
in 5 locations. Here are the locations where
special stops will be installed:
- 2KM - In front of Azerbaijan Carpet Museum;
- 7KM - “Boulevard Hotel” – “Ağ şəhər”(“White city”)
sign (the stop will be located near the hotel);
-12KM - Heydar Aliyev Center (RedBull Energy Stop);
-17KM - Territory of the Athletes Village (near
-19KM - Big Shor Boulevard;
The event will be supported by help desk installed
in every 3 kilometers of the route for all directions. Help desk will provide
water, sanitary facilities and first medical help to runners.
Bag storage service will be located at the start
zone of the marathon. Only marathon participants may leave their bags in the
storage points. Your bags will be marked with a special sticker when you hand
them over. Please, make sure your race sticker is fastened before leaving your
bag at the bag storage zone. Your bags will be delivered to the finish line and
you will be able to take it after the race is over.
Please, take your bag before leaving Baku Olympic
Stadium at 17:30, May 5.
Baku is locates on the southern shore of Absheron
peninsula. Baku is the largest city in South Caucasus in terms of territory and
population. Shirvanshahlar Palace, Icherisheher and Maiden Tower – ancient
symbols of the city- were included to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
“New York Times” named Baku the 52nd in its list of cities to visit in
Baku is the scientific, cultural and industrial
center of Azerbaijan. It is also known as the “City of the Winds”. Historical
records indicate that it was impossible to walk in the streets of Baku due to
strong wind and dust in the beginning of the last century, but nowadays it has
become a city distinguishable for its cool weather and comfortable lifestyle.
The route of marathon, scheduled to take place on April 30, will pass through
both modern and ancient parts of Baku, making the race even more exciting for
the participants. “Baku Marathon - 2018” will cover a distance of 21 kilometers
starting from the Flag Square to Baku Olympic Stadium.
National Flag Square – the starting point of the
marathon route- was inaugurated in 2010 and has turned into one of the most
popular attractions in the city. The area where the square is located makes it
so that the state flag can be seen from different points of the capital.
The flag, 162 meters tall, is the second tallest
flag in the world. The runners will start the race at this point, from the
newly built part of the Seaside National Park and will run for about 6 km along
the Neftchiler Avenue. This part of the route covers the ancient, as well as
the modern parts of the city.
After running 5 km against this beautiful contrast
and along the coastline, the runners will run through Yusif Safarov street.
After running for 2 km along this street where Modern Art Museum and Supreme
Court are located, runners will get to the final and most challenging leg of
the marathon. This part of the route includes Heydar Aliyev Center, one of the
masterpieces of the modern architecture known for its unique structure. We
should note that, Heydar Aliyev Center is regarded as the symbol of the modern
Baku around the world and was awarded “The design of the year 2014” by the
prominent London Design Museum in July of 2014.
Accounting for about half the distance of the
marathon, this final leg covers the area from Heydar Aliyev Avenue to Baku
Olympic Stadium. Known for hosting the opening and closing ceremony of the
First European Games, Baku Olympic Stadium was built in accordance with the
international standards of UEFA, FIFA and IAAF and has the capacity of 68700
and is referred to as the “Alliance Arena” of the Caucasus in the international
Baku Olympic Stadium is the largest stadium in
Azerbaijan, the second largest in Caucasus and the 7th in the world. This
stadium will host UEFA U-17 European Cup and four games of the 2020 European
Cup. Hosting such events in Baku is of great importance to Azerbaijan.