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500 athletes from 24 countries take on GFNY Panama

October 17, 2019

Second edition of GFNY Panama takes place this Sunday October 20th from the Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, in Rio Hato, Farallon, Panama

NEW YORK CITY, Oct 17, 2019 – A spectacular ride awaits riders of the second edition of GFNY Panama. The race offers flat coastal roads, climbs and tropical rain forest.

Starting and finishing in Rio Hato, Farallon, a two-hour drive from downtown Panama City, the 170km competitive long course with 1948 meters of climbing will head out onto the Pan-American Road for 36km before winding inland towards small towns and neighborhoods. At km 48, the town of Churuquita Grande signals the start of the most challenging section through Cordillera Central. Passing by La Loma del Sapo before arriving at Tambo where riders will enter the Panamanian rain forest and the stunning town of La Pintada at 87km before returning home via the same route.

The medium non-competitive course of 90km (586 meters climbing) will follow the same route out and U-turn back at the 48km marker.

The finish line awaits riders at the spectacular host hotel, the Autograph Collection, Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort where families and riders can relax down on the white sands of Martini Beach.

10% of finishers in each age group in the long route will qualify for the Racer Corral at the 2020 GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 17th.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA and Uruguay.

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 17, 2020. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

GFNY World 2019/20 calendar
20 October GFNY PANAMA
3 November GFNY ARGENTINA
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO 
24 November GFNY CHILE
1 December GFNY ECUADOR
23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
5 April 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ITALIA
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
7 June 2020 GFNY SANTA FE
5 July 2020 GFNY COSTA RICA
30 August 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ALPES VAUJANY
15 September 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Panama photos: here
GFNY Panama video: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, [email protected]
Uli Fluhme, [email protected]