Playa Blanca ‘White’ Beach sets the backdrop for 850 riders racing inaugural GFNY Panama
NEW YORK CITY, October 19, 2018 – The stunning Playa Blanca Beach Hotel and Resort in Playa Blanca outside of Panama will host the inaugural GFNY Panama this Sunday, October 21st.
Starting and finishing from the Playa Blanca Beach Hotel and Resort in Playa Blanca, Farallon, riders will take on one of two distances. The long route covers 170km with 1700 meters of climbing and will take riders through Parque Eólico, the largest wind farm in Central America. After Parque Eólico the course will start to climb and take riders on a tour through several small towns across Cordillera up to San Juan de Dios before making the descent to Juan Diaz and taking Panamerican Road to the finish line. The shortened medium, non-competitive route covers 90km and 590 meters of climbing.
“We are proud and excited to be the inaugural GFNY event in Panama and hope riders have a wonderful experience on Sunday,” said Jorge Urrutia, co-founder of GFNY Panama. “Playa Blanca Beach Hotel is perfect for the athletes to relax after their race.’
The top 10% of finishers in the long route will qualify for the racer corral at the 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York to be held on May 19, 2019.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, República Dominicana, Indonesia, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal 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.
Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC
The 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. 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 calendar
27 January GFNY PHILIPPINES
25 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
31 March GFNY ITALIA MONTEPULCIANO
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
2 June GFNY POLSKA
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
18 August GFNY DEUTSCHLAND
25 August GFNY INDONESIA
8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
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