Bulletin 1

We welcome you to the 16th Istanbul 5 Days, will be held between 25 – 30 October 2022. The terrains and special sites of the city and the legendary Grand Bazaar will be hosting our extremely joyful and highly competitive events for those willing to enjoy a week full of orienteering with 5 stages in 5 days. You may also have additional training possibilities upon request.

Organizer Club & Organizing Committee

Organizer Club Istanbul Orienteering Spor Kulübü (IOG)
Event Director Güven Solmaz
Event Coordinator Furkan Topal
Technical (IT) Director Zeynep Abalı
Official e-mail info@ist5days.com

Event Programme

25.10.2022 Arrivals & Registration
26.10.2022 Long Distance, Belgrad Forest, Europe
27.10.2022 Middle Distance, Belgrad Forest, Europe
28.10.2022 Sprint, Kadıköy, Asia
29.10.2022 Middle Distance, Kemerburgaz City Forest, Europe
30.10.2022 Supersprint, Grand Bazaar, Europe


Class* Year Born Class* Year Born
W/M 10 -2012 W/M 35 -1987
W/M 12 2010-2011 W/M 40 -1982
W/M 14 2008-2009 W/M 45 -1977
W/M 16A 2006-2007 W/M 50 -1972
W/M 16B 2006-2007 W/M 55 -1967
W/M 18A 2004-2005 W/M 60 -1962
W/M 18B 2004-2005 W/M 65 -1957
W/M 20A 2002-2003 W/M 70 -1952
W/M 20B 2002-2003 W/M 75 -1947
W/M 21A - W/M 80+ -1942
W/M 21B - W/M Open L 2007-
W/M 21E - W/M Open S -2008
* W: Women / M: Men

Entries & Payment

Registration Periods Start Date End Date
Early 07.07.2022 15.08.2022
Normal 16.08.2022 15.09.2022
Late 16.09.2022 15.10.2022

Entries will be closed on October 15th. After the late entry dates, it may be possible to 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 requested classes.

Payments shall be done online with credit card. For early and normal registrations, the date of online payment with credit card will be considered as registration date. If you do not have the possibility to pay with credit card, please send us an e-mail at 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
Up to 15.08.2022
Up to 15.09.2022
Up to 15.10.2022
Entries Per Stage €20 €25 €30
Grand Bazaar €30 €35 €40
All Stages €100 €125 €150
Children Under 10 Free of Charge*
Children From 11 to 14 40% Discount*
Discounted Countries** 20% Discount*
Transport*** Per Stage €12 €12 €15
SI Chip Rental Per Stage €3 €3 €4
SI Chip Fee If Lost €50
Changes Free of Charge
* Discounts are valid only for entry fees.
** Discounted Countries : Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine
*** Transportation fee is for roundtrip and entry fees to the event sites and venues are included. Transportation fees are volatile due to fuel prices. If a sponsor is found for transportation, the fee will be refunded. May we remind that, participants planning to travel to venues by their own means of transportation will have to pay the entry fees for venues where applicable.

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.
  • The SI card rental fees are given above, in the “All Fees” table.
  • If you lose or don’t return it, you have to pay an additional 40€.

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 possibilities and recommended hotels will be announced soon. Please check the “Accommodation” part of the bulletin for accommodation possibilities after they are announced. 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.

Event Center

IOG Club House [ 41.181918, 28.989226 ]
Bahçeköy Merkez Mah. Valide Sultan Cad. 28A 34473 Sarıyer, Istanbul
Event Center may be changed according to the operational needs. If there is a change the new location will be announced.
On the days when the Event Center is closed the services will be given at the event sites and at the arena. On these days and hours, you may send a message to our official e-mail address info@ist5days.com for urgent information.

How to get to the Event Center? Working Hours
You can use bus transport to the Event Center. Take 42M from Zincirlikuyu to Bahçeköy or 42T from Taksim to Bahçeköy. From Bahçeköy bus stop [41.180161, 28.989909], walk about 300 m to the Event Center towards the Belgrad Forest Entrance direction. Or you can take the M2 metro line to Hacıosman, to the last station on this route. Just on the street level there are bus stops [41.139816, 29.030720]. You'll take the 42HM from Hacıosman to Bahçeköy.
You can find all the information about bus lines on www.iett.gov.tr
25.10.2022 14:00-20:00
26.10.2022 17:00-20:00
27.10.2022 - Closed -
28.10.2022 - Closed -
29.10.2022 17:00-20:00
30.10.2022 - Closed -