5th edition of GFNY Costa Rica this Sunday

July 11, 2024

Riders will tackle an undulating race course at the foot of volcanoes

New York City, July 11, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, the city of La Fortuna, will host the fifth edition of GFNY Costa Rica. The challenging race course is 147.2 km long with an elevation gain of 2630m.

“GFNY Costa Rica has become a classic on the GFNY World calendar,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “The team around Diego Echandi and Arturo Castro is offering locals and international riders a spectacular race experience through the Costa Rican jungle around the Arenal volcano.”

Race week activities will take place once again at the ADIFORT sports center. It includes the GFNY Costa Rica Expo that takes place on Saturday. On Sunday, riders will tackle the undulating race course through Arenal Volcano National Reserve, comprising two volcanoes. The active volcano “Arenal ” is still laced with lava flows. The hot springs in the area are a favorite among the racers and families for post race recovery.

Website: costarica.gfny.com

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning, and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts its athletes first.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.

Cycling – Mass Participation

Dozens of races are held around the world. View the latest calendar here.

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

The top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Elite Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC

The 13th annual Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 18, 2025. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. It is so international that it’s often described as the United Nations of cycling. Athletes take on a challenging route to compete against each other, the clock, and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC website is NYC.GFNY.COM.

Cycling – Pro Racing

Gran Premio New York City was the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. Professional teams raced the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 10-minute head start. The second edition will be held on May 18, 2025 and aims to be at 1.1 level to be able to have World Tour teams racing.

The official Gran Premio New York City website is GP.GFNY.COM.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Costa Rica video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com