Speaking at the International Kayseri Half Marathon Promotion Meeting, Mayor Büyükkılıç said, “We are ready, our Kayseri is ready, we are waiting for our Kayseri citizens on Sunday, October 9, in this study, I thank those who contributed”, while Governor Çiçek, for touching Mayor Büyükkılıç for all age groups. He thanked.
The Metropolitan Mayor, Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç, together with the Governor of Kayseri, Gökmen Çiçek, worked with the Metropolitan Municipality of Kayseri Spor A.Ş. Participation in the introductory meeting of the Kayseri International Half Marathon, which will be organized by
The introductory meeting held in the historic Kayseri Castle was attended by Mayor Büyükkılıç, Governor Gökmen Çiçek, Turkish Athletics Federation President Fatih Çintimar, Provincial Director of Youth and Sports Ali İhsan Kabakcı, Deputy Secretary General of Metropolitan Municipality Hamdi Elcuman, Spor A.Ş. Director General İbrahim Somtaş, Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Şükrü Dursun, stakeholders, heads of departments and athletes.
During the meeting, which began with a minute of silence and the singing of the national anthem, Spor A.Ş. The promotion choreography of the Kayseri International Half Marathon prepared by
Speaking at the introductory meeting, Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç said, “First of all, I would like to thank our press, our city who took care of it, our federation, who always brought us his contribution, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for your support of such meaningful work.
Stating that they will conduct studies that will ensure the continuation of this work, which is being carried out internationally, President Büyükkılıç said, “There is no doubt that we will do more in solidarity with our esteemed governor.”
Büyükkılıç pointed out that when Kayseri is mentioned, a city with a 6-year history and home to different civilizations comes to mind, and went on to say:
“We are in our castle, which is almost the necklace of our city, which has been our pride since Roman and Byzantine times. It has Seljuk, Ottoman and Republican dimensions. You can see different artifacts and traces of civilizations in different places. During the last period, the mosaics discovered during the excavations carried out by İncesu in the Örenşehir region of our Metropolitan Municipality in cooperation with our Ministry of Culture will be our face and the pride of our Kayseri. I would like to share with our esteemed Governor that this work will hopefully be one of the most important works that will bring our Kayseri to the fore. We say Kültepe Kaniş-Karum, we say 6 years of business history, we say it’s in our genes.
Emphasizing that in this beautiful city, which is the center of commerce and industry, efforts to make it a tourist and above all sporting center are continuing rapidly, President Büyükkılıç declared: “I want to continue my remarks by ringing the ears of our Minister Özhaseki. Erciyes Ski Center, which is the pride of our Kayseri, is a project that has hundreds of international trends. As you know, Erciyes Ski Center was the first thing we talked about, everywhere we went, in our meetings apart from the tear. It is a work of art with 19 mechanical facilities, 40 ski slopes and a track length of more than 130 kilometers at international standards. In order to further crown this work, we have transformed it into a High Altitude Center to make it the center of sports.
Büyükkılıç described their work in the field of sports in the city as follows:
“We have set up the High Altitude Center, and we will continue the process with 8 pitches, a gymnasium and a swimming pool next season. With these studies, we will make it the center of individual and collective sports from the point of view of a doctor as well as from a high altitude. We are in Cappadocia region, you follow our tourist activities in different places, which is the gateway to Cappadocia. In addition to these works, we have set up our equestrian and archery facility, which has become the center of our ancestral and traditional sports in our city, with our efforts to become the center of sports. With the work done here, this important center in Kayseri, where our national athletes also camp, has become a sought-after location. With the activities of our Spor A.Ş. in the schools, we carried out the necessary sports activities for our 20 puppies in 3 trimesters. We also host sporting events such as international road cycling competitions, including skiing. We cannot ignore our people’s interest in nature camps. Our efforts to provide opportunities for various sports activities in the 1 million 260,000 square meter Recep Tayyip Erdoğan National Garden are proceeding apace. From the month of May, our national garden will come to life. We also launched beach volleyball and football by innovating in Kayseri. We have opened two separate tennis courts for tennis lovers, and our tennis courts are also fully booked.
BÜYÜKKILIÇ: “WE ARE READY, KAYSERİ IS READY”
Inviting all the people of Kayseri to the half-marathon which will take place on October 9, Mayor Büyükkılıç said: “We left with the slogan of more than one marathon, we organize it within the framework of 150 projects in 150 years . We shared that the Kayseri International Half Marathon will be held on October 9, that it has an international dimension. We are aware that you add color to our city. We will take part in this race by participating in the marathon, which comes in the form of 21K, 10K and public races. Thank you to our sponsors. We are ready, our Kayseri is ready, we are expecting our citizens of Kayseri on Sunday, October 9, in this study, I thank those who have contributed”.
THANKS FROM GOVERNOR ÇİÇEK TO PRESIDENT BÜYÜKKILIÇ
Governor Gökmen Çiçek, who thanked Mayor Büyükkılıç for reaching out to all age groups, said, “We had a wonderful evening yesterday hosted by our metropolitan mayor. On the occasion of Seniors’ Week, we listened to a magnificent concert after a magnificent play in which our elders took part. The interest shown by our Metropolitan Municipality in our seniors made me very happy. Today, after our seniors, I congratulate and thank our Metropolitan Municipality for reaching all of our population, especially young people, with a public race,” he said.
Governor Çiçek added that he was looking forward to this organization.
Fatih Çintimar, President of the Turkish Athletics Federation, also said that half marathons and marathons have reached 130 in Turkey and are present in all provinces. Talking about Kayseri’s specialty in athletics, Çintimar said, “The national athletics team has about 125 Olympic athletes, 6 of whom belong to Kayseri. In the international competitions organized this year, 4 Balkan championships, Balkan second places, third places and in the last race, our child Ramazan Baştuğ represented our city, our country and our national team with a silver medal for the first time in our history, within 5 meters.
PRICE IN TOTAL OF 384 THOUSAND LIRA
Mayor Çintimar said that they will all be present in the race which will take place on Sunday October 9, while the Metropolitan Municipality Spor A.Ş. Director General İbrahim Somtaş, on the other hand, thanked the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Dr. He thanked Memduh Büyükkılıç and said, “As a Metropolitan Municipality, we are very honored and proud to host the marathon, which we will organize for the second time this year. Hopefully this year we will have a racing system consisting of 3 different tracks. Like last year, I hope that this year we plan to sign the half marathon, which thousands of people remember. I would like to thank the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality for giving us these opportunities. We are expecting over 6,000 participants in our marathon this year. We have a price of 384,000 TL. In the public race, there will be surprise rewards which we will announce.
Describing the marathon as “a very good program, a very good organization”, Kayseri Provincial Youth and Sports Director Ali İhsan Kabakcı said: “We are in Kayseri, a sports city of the International Half Marathon of Kayseri, which started last year in our city, which is home to an ancient civilization. It is a very beautiful program, a very beautiful organization. It is a half marathon with a really important infrastructure and a beautiful organization. More than a marathon, of course,” he said, adding that they will organize many different organizations with the support of the office of the governor and the metropolitan.
At the end of the meeting, a plaque of appreciation was presented to the sponsors for their support of the half marathon, and specially prepared runners’ t-shirts, bags, cups and medals were also presented.
ATHLETES FROM 15 COUNTRIES WILL PARTICIPATE
In addition to 9 Turkish athletes from all over Turkey, 2022 foreign athletes from 6 countries will participate in the Kayseri International Half Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, October 15, 120, with the theme “Erciyes”. The Kayseri International Half Marathon, which will be held under the slogan “More than a marathon”, will be held in three categories: 21 km, 10 km and public race.