Azerbaijan Inaugural Marathon

April 1, 2018

  • Registration Marathon 4/1/2018
  • Marathon 42.2 Kilometers / 26.2 Miles

  • Registration Half Marathon 4/1/2018
  • Half Marathon 21.1 Kilometers / 13.1 Miles

    Event Date

    April 1, 2018


    Marathon and Half Marathon

    Start Time


    Time Limit 8 Hours

    Finish line will be closed at 3:30pm, the turnaround aid station for last lap will be closed at 2:30pm. It is recommended to take early start option at 6:30am if you are walking longer than 7 hours race. Early start option is self supported until official start.

    Address start / finish

    National Flag Square Baku Azerbaijan

    Start / Finish

    National Flag Square Baku

    Turn Around

    Near Crescent Hotel Baku

    About This Event

    Azerbaijan Inaugural Marathon and Half Marathon event is held in capital city Baku along the coastline of Caspian Sea. Baku is a metropolitan medieval city dating back 10,000 years with combination of palace, vast royal complex, iconic stone Maiden Tower and contemporary skyscrapers. You may register to run / walk and enjoy peaceful and friendly races along the coast line pathway of Caspian Sea. The start and finish line will be close to the parking lot of Baku National Flag Square. This event is organized by partnership of I Ran Marathons - IRM and Baku Marathon Club – BMC. It is the first official marathon in Azerbaijan. We welcome international runners from around the world including world know marathon clubs. We will have at least 20 local runners participating in marathon distance as well as same numbers for half marathon. The total numbers allowed is limited to 50 runners, sign up early to reserve your spot.

    Aid Stations

    TBD / self-supported, we recommend to carry a bottle to refill.

    Finisher Medal

    Optional, finisher medal, please contact the organizers to purchase one.


    No race day registration. Registration is currently set to close at 50 participants for combined distances marathon and half marathon. This is a free race for I Ran Marathons - IRM and Baku Marathon Club – BMC runners. If you are not affiliated with these running clubs and you like to participate, please contact for details of registration. Registration is available on line only and will close at 3/25/18. You have an option to drop back to Half Marathon or 10K distance.


    Marathon 4 X 10K out and backs to Start / Finish

    Half Marathon 2 X 10K out and backs to Start / Finish

    Packet Pickup

    Race Day Only 6:30am at the Start / Finish line.

    Finishing results

    Finishing results will be available on official website.

    Baku Weather in April

    Baku weather in April can be cold, low 40s especially at night time to high 70s Fahrenheit. Don't forget to pack warm clothes with you.


    There are many options of hotels available in Baku, Boutique Hotels, Luxury Hotels, Airport Hotels, Hostels, Vacation Rentals and high end Resorts.

    Course Map

    Start / Finish National Flag Square Baku

    Course Map


    Contact us with any questions or concerns. We always reply to messages sent via email or phone call within 24 hours.