GFNY expands into other endurance races

February 11, 2021

GFNY, the global cycling marathon series today announces its expansion into road and off-road running as well as mountain bike marathons.

NEW YORK CITY, February 11, 2021 – With the expansion into running and mountain bike marathon events, GFNY now becomes “GFNY – the Global Endurance Sports Series”.

GFNY will offer runners and mountain bikers the same high-quality, safe experience that it has been delivering around the world to road cyclists for the past ten years. All GFNY races will continue to follow a consistent set of rules and offer a great athlete and family experience. GFNY will also continue its stance on anti-doping as an utmost priority to maintain fair racing.Every athlete, regardless of ability, talent, level or placement gets to BE A PRO FOR A DAY® at GFNY races.

“At every GFNY, the athlete is the core of the event,” said Lidia Flume, GFNY’s Co-founder. “With four decades of event experience (racing and organizing) behind us, we are excited to take GFNY to the next level and offer the same great athlete experience in marathon running, marathon trail running, and marathon mountain biking. GFNY’s passion is endurance sports, where we can test our physical and mental fortitude, overcome barriers and reach the finish line. Expanding the series to other endurance sports is a natural progression for the global GFNY brand.”

GFNY races enjoy an extremely international participant field, with 20-100 countries represented at every GFNY. The https://gfny.cc proprietary ticketing and results platform provides a seamless pre-race and post-race athlete experience. GFNY.cc provides athletes their own user accounts where they can track their tickets, results and multi-finisher medals, and organizers a global ticketing system available in the local language and the choice of 50+ currencies for the athlete to select.

GFNY athletes have access to a variety of benefits to keep them engaged, inspired and focused on their goals. GFNY Club, GFNY Coaching, GFNY Gruppo YouTube show, Daily Coffee with GFNY podcast, group rides and group runs, collectable medals and camps to name a few, are available to athletes globally.

The official, mandatory GFNY jersey for all participants that has become the hallmark of GFNY cycling marathons around the world will continue to be part of the registration package for mountain biking, and the GFNY singlet for marathons and trail marathons. Other race benefits at GFNY races include the collectable GFNY goodie bag, chip timing for everyone, full on course support, podium awards and medal.

Further, the established Qualification system for starting in the front of the field in the Qualifier Corral by placing in the top 10% or 20% of GFNY races will continue to be available for cyclist, but now expand to each discipline, globally.

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sport 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 their athletes first.


20 plus events around the world. View the 2021 calendar here

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

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 16, 2021. 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.

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY GESS World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com