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What is GFNY?
GFNY is the global endurance sports brand. GFNY provides you a consistent set of rules, an international peloton and races at destinations that offer a great athlete and family experience. At GFNY, you get the chance to race your best, test our physical and mental fortitude, overcome barriers and reach the finish line.
GFNY stands for Gran Fondo New York. “Gran Fondo” is the Italian term for “big challenge” and stems from skiing, swimming and cycling endurance races that started in the 1950s. GFNY brought the open-to-all marathon format known in running to cycling in 2010.
Read more about GFNY here: gfny.com/about/
GFNY is open to everyone
What can you expect on race day?
Every athlete regardless of ability, talent, level or placement in the start corrals will BE A PRO FOR A DAY ®. The entire racecourse is police-monitored for start-to-finish chip timing of all riders. The course has cheering friendly volunteers and fully stocked aid stations to keep you fueled. The race staff ensures whatever your pace, you will receive the same support and treatment for your entire race.
GFNY World events provide you that same challenge in locations around the world. Additionally, you get the chance to earn a spot in the qualifier corral at every GFNY. All GFNY events provide the following for you to BE A PRO FOR A DAY:
- Mass start
- Individual chip timing from start to finish with awards for all categories
- Closed roads or police moderated traffic that ensures you don’t have to stop during the race