Inaugural GFNY City Marathon Quito this Sunday

October 6, 2022

First ever city marathon in Ecuador’s capital will be run under the GFNY brand

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY Endurance Sports Series is back in Ecuador with an inaugural running event: the GFNY Marathon Quito, the first ever marathon in Ecuador’s capital city. Start and finish will be hosted at the Olympic Stadium Atahualpa, at 2800m above sea level. GFNY Marathon Quito also offers a half marathon distance.

The course will start with a flat segment of more than 8km that will lead runners to the Historic Downtown Center of the city full of breathtaking colonial churches and monuments. Athletes will then encounter rolling hills up until the turning point entering Quito´s modern downtown until they reach Olympic Stadium Atahualpa and the finish line after 42.195km.

“Extending GFNY from cycling into running was a logical step for us because Lidia and I are lifelong endurance athletes,” says GFNY co-founder Uli Fluhme. “I’ve personally run dozens of marathons and am proud for the first ever city marathon in a capital to be a GFNY.”

“At the heart of any GFNY, whether cycling or running, is the BE A PRO FOR A DAY(™) experience for all athletes. Athlete focus, fairness, inclusivity and innovation are the four pillars of GFNY.

Website: quitomarathon.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 their athletes first.


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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 11th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2023. 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

Official GFNY Marathon Quito 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