GFNY opens 2024 with GFNY República Dominicana this Sunday

March 7, 2024

The Caribbean island will host the fourth GFNY edition

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, GFNY República Dominicana offers riders a 149.7 km race course with an elevation gain of 962 m, starting and finishing at world famous Punta Cana, known for its white sand beaches and blue turquoise water.

“If you’re slowly emerging from US winter, a March trip to GFNY RD is the ideal treat to kick-start your season with some warm weather racing,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “Bonus: if you have kids, they won’t say no to a few days at the incredible beaches. The atmosphere at the race and the vibe at the beach will make you forget those short and cold winter days in a heartbeat.

Race week activities will take place at BlueMall Punta Cana and include the fun group ride on Saturday. On Sunday, riders will tackle the flat to rolling course surrounded on one side by the intense green and impressive hills, and on the other side the amazing Caribbean sea. The main challenge of the day will be the finish stretch from Maco to BlueMall Punta Cana due to the ever blowing stiff headwinds from the sea.

GFNY riders, families and friends will get to experience an area of luxurious all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana popular for cycling, zip-lining, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.

Website: puntacana.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 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.

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

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 12th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2024. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. It is so international, 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 GFNY World Championship NYC website is: nyc.gfny.com.

Cycling – Pro Racing

Gran Premio New York City is the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. In a world premier, 25 professional teams will race the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 15 minute head start.

Running Marathons

GFNY Marathons bring the same concept and quality of the cycling races to running, whether it’s giving each runner a BE A PRO FOR A DAY experience. GFNY Marathons are officially measured half- and full-marathon courses and as such, serve as qualifiers for Boston, NYC and the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY República Dominicana 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