Welcome to Balıkesir!
Balıkesir is a city located in the Marmara region of Turkey. It is the capital of Balıkesir Province and has a population of around 300,000 people. The city is located on the shores of the Gulf of Edremit and is surrounded by fertile agricultural land.
Balıkesir has a long history dating back to the Hellenistic period, and has been ruled by various empires throughout its history including the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman empires. As a result, the city has a rich cultural heritage and is home to many historical sites and landmarks.
One of the most famous landmarks in Balıkesir is the Clock Tower, which was built in 1827 and is located in the city center. Other notable historical sites include the Balıkesir Castle, which dates back to the 13th century, and the Yıldız Mountain Natural Park, which is home to a variety of plant and animal species.
Balıkesir is also known for its traditional cuisine, which includes dishes such as çorba (soup), kebab, and baklava. The city is also famous for its olive oil, which is produced in the surrounding area and is exported all over the world.
In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, Balıkesir is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and cycling. The city is surrounded by mountains and forests, making it an ideal location for nature lovers.
Overall, Balıkesir is a vibrant and dynamic city with a rich history, beautiful natural scenery, and a unique culture and cuisine.
- Elite/U23: Semi-final/final format and Mixed Relay
- Juniors: Semi-final/final format and Mixed Relay
Prize money distribution
Rank Elite Men Elite Women
1st 3,750 EUR 3,750 EUR
2nd 3,000 EUR 3,000 EUR
3rd 2,250 EUR 2,250 EUR
4th 1,500 EUR 1,500 EUR
5th 1,050 EUR 1,050 EUR
6th 900 EUR 900 EUR
7th 750 EUR 750 EUR
8th 450 EUR 450 EUR
9th 337,5 EUR 337,5 EUR
10th 262,5 EUR 262,5 EUR
11th 225 EUR 225 EUR
12th 187,5 EUR 187,5 EUR
13th 150 EUR 150 EUR
14th 112,5 EUR 112,5 EUR
15th 75 EUR 75 EUR
A part of the canal, between the starting pontoon and exit ramp, will be available for training.
Atatürk Swimming Pool
Address: Hasan Basri Çantay Mah., Park Altı Sk Atatürk Stadı yanı, Balıkesir
For Reservation Tel: +90 226 245 87 83
No specific bike roads are provided. The road around the venue will be open to traffic till the race day.
İsmail Akçay Athletics Track, open to public use,
Address: Paşa Alanı, 12 Ekim Cd. No:367, 10020 Balıkesir Merkez/Balıkesir
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/kTx5i6acpM53V4g58
The run path around the Avlu Recreation Area is open to public use.