Bulletin 1

We welcome you to the 17th Istanbul 5 Days, will be held between 01 – 05 November 2023. The terrains, 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.

Organizer Club & Organizing Committee

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

Event Programme

31.10.2023 Arrivals, Registration & Model Event, Event Center
01.11.2023 Middle Distance, Belgrad Forest
02.11.2023 Long Distance,Belgrad Forest
03.11.2023 Sprint, Prince Islands (WRE application will be made.)
04.11.2023 Middle Distance, Gebze/Mudarlı (WRE application will be made.)
05.11.2023 Supersprint, Grand Bazaar/Fatih [ 41.01009, 28.96995 ]
* WRE - World Ranking Event


Class* Year Born Class* Year Born
W/M 10 -2013 W/M 35 -1988
W/M 12 2011-2012 W/M 40 -1983
W/M 14 2009-2010 W/M 45 -1978
W/M 16 2007-2008 W/M 50 -1973
W/M 18 2005-2006 W/M 55 -1968
W/M 20 2003-2004 W/M 60 -1963
W/M 21A - W/M 65 -1958
W/M 21B - W/M 70+ -1953
W/M 21E - W/M OPEN -
* W: Women / M: Men

Entries & Payment

Entries will be closed on October 25th. 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
*prices are valid until 31.07.2023
Entries Per Stage 23€
Grand Bazaar 33€
All Stages 100€
Children aged 10 and under Free of Charge*
Children from 11 to 14 40% discount*
Discounted Countries** 20% discount*
SI Chip Rental Per Stage 3€
SI Chip Fee If Lost 50€
Changes Free of Charge

*In 21E categories, a 5€ difference will be applied for each WRE stages.

* 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

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 50€.

Results & Prizes

Overall results will be according to the rankings of the first 4 stages.
The prize-giving ceremony will be separate for each WRE stages.
Grand Bazaar stage will be a separate race.
All winners will receive medals and souvenirs from our sponsors.


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

Transportation to Event Sites

Details for transportation to the arenas will be announced soon. Please check the “Transportation to Event Sites” and "All Fees" parts of the bulletin after they are announced.

Event Center

IOG Club House [ 41.181918, 28.989226 ]
Bahçeköy Merkez Mah. Valide Sultan Cad. 28A 34473 Sarıyer, Istanbul
The event center will only be open between 14.00-18.00 on 31.10.2023.
On other days, when you encounter a problem, you can stop by the info tent or send a message to info@ist5days.com.

How to get to the Event Center?

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